Hyundai India has recently been strengthening its presence in every segment it competes in. For a higher SUV portfolio, the Sante Fe was accompanied by the Creta hatchback which turned out to be a runaway success for the company for over a year now. Bridging the gap between Creta and Santa Fe is the recently introduced Tucson SUV. While the latter is expected to get an AWD version in the near future, the Santa Fe could see a facelift along the way in 2017. With Creta facelift expected by the end of this year or the following year, Hyundai has not forgotten to refresh its products in the volume segments. The highly common Grand i10 has faced a makeover before the entrance of new generation Verna. Amidst their respective launches, Hyundai will address the Xcent subcompact sedan with a facelift. It has been on sale in the domestic marketplace for almost three years. Despite the longevity, it has averaged sales of over 4,000 units in the last 12 months but majority of the Xcent seekers are fleet operators. The 2017 Xcent will be looking to appeal beyond taxi buyers as private customers are targeted to increase its sales numbers significantly with a heavily redesigned rear and front end alongside enhanced features. Here is everything we know so far of the face lifted Hyundai Xcent – 2017 Hyundai Xcent Facelif
Hyundai launched 2 substantial products in the market last year through the new Elantra and the re – entry of Tucson. They seem not to be slowing down as three important vehicles in the volume space are getting new metal which includes the face lifted Xcent. It follows the launch of Grand i10 as the Xcent is reportedly scheduled for market entry by April 2017. Available in diesel and petrol versions, the current Hyundai Xcent has prices starting at Rs.5.42 lakh for the base 1.2 variant while the range-topping SX 1.1 CRDi is sold at Rs.8.06 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The coming Xcent could cost around Rs.30, 000 – Rs.60, 000 across various trims from top to bottom. The existing Hyundai Xcent measures about 1,660 mm in width and 3,995 mm in length, 1,520 mm in height and features a wheelbase of 2,425 mm. The boot space volume stands at 407 liters besides fuel tank capacity of 43 liters. In the face lifted version, expect minor changes to the measurements.
Currently, the four color schemes available are Sleek Silver, Red Passion, Pure White and Twilight Blue. To appeal for more customers, Hyundai might add a few more paint jobs as well.