Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) launched its highly anticipated compact family sedan “Hyundai Xcent”. Xcent will further redefine Hyundai’s automotive excellence in India in the compact sedan segment for the aspirational, stylish and value-seeking Indian customer.
The Xcent will be available with two engine options the 1.1 litre advanced 2nd generation U2 CRDi diesel and 1.2 litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol offering a combination of optimum performance and high fuel economy. The Xcent adopts the best of Hyundai’s powertrains to achieve an enhanced balance of power and torque output. The advanced 2nd generation U2 CRDi diesel delivers 72PS@4000rpm of maximum power and 18.4kgm@1750-2500rpm of peak torque with the mileage of 24.4kmpl (ARAI figure).
Speaking at the launch, B S Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said, “Xcent will create a new benchmark in terms of quality, design, space, features and driving pleasure in the compact sedan segment. We have invested extensive effort in competitively pricing Xcent to offer excellent value”
This environment friendly U2 CRDi diesel engine is Euro V ready with low emission and NVH levels. The U2 engine operates at a high pressure of 1,800 bar and generates high low end torque resulting in lesser gear shifts in city driving conditions. The linear power delivery and flat torque over wide range of rpm’s ensure smooth and jerk free drive. The diesel engine is mated with a 5-speed manual transmission offering higher driving pleasure with enhanced fuel efficiency and refinement. For technological finesse, the turbocharger has been improved to provide better throttle response and acceleration.
The Xcent has been developed for the Indian market to cater to the needs of the evolved compact sedan segment buyers who value style, space, economy and technological features. Hyundai Motor India Ltd. and Hyundai Motor Company Namyang R&D Engineers have worked closely from the conceptual stage to the final product development.
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). HMIL is one of the largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer in India. It currently markets ten car models across segments – in the A2 segment it has the Eon, Santro, i10, Grand and the i20 etc