Hyundai is all set to drive in the mid-life update of the Xcent compact sedan today. It follows the facelift of its donor car, the Grand i10, which was launched in February this year. The 2017 Xcent will get redesigned front and rear profiles along with additional features and the 1.2-litre diesel engine from the 2017 Grand i10.
As for the aesthetic changes, the updated Xcent will get Hyundai’s new cascading grille, which made its debut with the Grand i10 facelift globally. In the Xcent, the grille will feature horizontal chrome slats; the hatch comes with a mesh pattern. The Xcent’s will get a redesigned front bumper inspired from the upcoming Verna. It will also feature daytime running LEDs placed in the fog lamp housing. Unlike the diamond-cut alloy wheels of the pre-facelift model, the Xcent facelift will get silver-finished alloys. At the rear, it will feature split wraparound tail lamps, with a chrome strip adjoining them, and there will be a new redesigned dual tone rear bumper as well. The updated Xcent will also get a shark-fin antenna like the Verna and the Honda City.
Hyundai Grand i10 facelift
In terms of features, the Xcent facelift will get the 7.0-inch infotainment system with support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with Mirror Link connectivity. It will also receive Hyundai’s Alternator Management System (AMS) tech, which charges the battery only during deceleration or when the engine has power to spare, saving fuel in the process. As for safety, dual-front airbags will now be standard. The pre-facelift model offered driver airbag along with ABS as standard fitment.
Prices for the pre-facelift Xcent start from Rs 5.49 lakh and go up to Rs 8.13 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The updated Xcent may see an upward increase in the prices as it is expected to be more feature-loaded than before.