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Hyundai Launches Modern Family Sedan ‘Xcent’


March 12, 2014 - New Delhi, Delhi , India

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country’s largest exporter and the second-largest car manufacturer today 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.

Speaking at the launch, B S Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said, “The Xcent is a world-class product developed for the Indian families. Developed with the best of Hyundai Motor’s world-class technologies, 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 and to become the most loved and trusted brand in India.”


ENGINE and TRANSMISSION

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). 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 all-aluminum 1.2 litre Kappa petrol engine comes with Dual VTVT mechanism delivering optimum engine performance with 83PS@6000rpm of maximum power and 11.6 kgm@4000rpm of peak torque with the mileage of 19.1kmpl (ARAI figure). The petrol engine offers the choice of 5-speed manual transmission and 4- speed Automatic Transmission.
 
PRODUCT AND DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

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. 

STYLISH EXTERIORS
 
  • Swept back headlamps and wrap-around tail lamps with chrome insert
  • Chrome finish hexagonal air dam
  • Steeply raked windshield
  • Wide daylight opening area
  • Front bumper with integrated spoiler design
  • Sporty dual tone rear bumper with stylish reflectors
  • Diamond cut alloy wheels and classy chrome door handles
  • Stylish and aerodynamic kick-up trunk lid design with chrome garnish
  • LED high mount stop lamp

PREMIUM INTERIORS
 
  • Bright dual tone beige and black interiors with high quality plastic
  • Premium designed dashboard integrated with hexagonal outlined audio
  • Ergonomically positioned controls
  • Generous legroom and headroom in front and rear
  • Best-in-class boot space
  • Multiple storage options in door trims and centre console
  • Seating comfort- Well contoured seats with excellent cushioning and rear arm rest
  • Premium leather wrap steering wheel
  • Leather wrap gear shift knob with chrome insert

SMART FEATURES

The Xcent offers host of hi-tech and first in segment features for comfort, convenience and high value. 
  • Rear AC vents
  • Smart key with push button start
  • Rear parking camera and sensors
  • 15” Diamond cut alloy wheels
  • 1 GB internal memory
  • Auto folding mirrors
  • Electro-chromic mirror
  • One touch electric trunk opening

ADVANCED COMFORT, CONVENIENCE and SAFETY FEATURES

The Xcent has been designed to provide high levels of security and driver support through a range of advanced safety features. 
 
  • Fully Automatic AC
  • Antilock braking system (ABS)
  • Cluster ionizer
  • Rear arm-rest with cup holders
  • Glove box cooling
  • Steering mounted audio controls and Bluetooth
  • Dual Air-bags
  • Rear parking assist
  • Rear defogger

The Xcent will be available in a range of 6 new colors.

 
Model Base S S (O) SX SX (O)
Petrol 4.66 Lacs 5.32 Lacs 5.57 Lacs 6.22 Lacs 6.47 Lacs
Diesel 5.56 Lacs 6.23 Lacs 6.48 Lacs 7.13 Lacs 7.38 Lacs
Petrol Automatic - - 6.28 Lacs - 7.19 Lacs
 
*All prices ex-showroom Delhi (in Rs.)

About HMIL

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). HMIL is 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, in the A3 segment the Verna and Xcent, in the A4 segment the Elantra, in the A5 segment Sonata and in the SUV segment the Santa Fe.
HMIL’s fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Chennai boasts advanced production, quality and testing capabilities. HMIL forms a critical part of HMC’s global export hub. It currently exports to around 120 countries across EU, Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia and the Asia Pacific. HMIL has been India’s number one exporter for the past eight years consecutively. To support its growth and expansion plans, HMIL currently has 388 dealers and more than 1000 service points across India. In its commitment to provide customers with cutting-edge global technology, HMIL set up a modern multi-million dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D center endeavors to be a center of excellence in automobile engineering.
 
Photo Caption: Mr. CH Han, Sr. ED, Marketing and Sales, HMIL (left) and Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. VP, Marketing and Sales, HMIL (right) 

Source: Business Wire India

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