We informed you earlier that Hyundai Motor India is to launch the mid-life facelift avatar of its popular sub-compact sedan, the Xcent on the 20th of April this year; and that it is to sport a number of cosmetic updates which are to be in line with the recently launched Hyundai Grand i10 facelift. However, curtsy Team BHP, some spy shots of this upcoming facelifted Hyundai sedan have been snapped which tell us an all new story.
As seen in the images, the Hyundai Xcent facelift, as expected get a completely reworked front bumper, but the same does now poses the same design features as seen on the Grand i10 facelift but it gets its own unique identity. The Hyundai Xcent facelift 2017 gets a rather aggressive front end with its new hexagonal grille that now adorns multiple slats of chrome. The fog-lamp housing has been reworked and is now surrounded with a thin strip of air-intake, sitting on top are new LED DRLs fittings.
Not much is to be there on the side profile, however a drastic change can be seen towards the rear. The new Hyundai Xcent facelift 2017 come with a completely redesigned rear facia. The tail-lights are now large and angular, taking inspiration from the one seen on the Hyundia Creta. There is a small boot-lid mounted spoile while the bumper gets augmented edges with embedded reflectors, providing it with a sporty touch.
Nothing much has been revealed about the interior design specifics of the Xcent facelift. But it would be safe to assume that the design layout will remain the same as before. The only major change is to be the addition of a new touchscreen infotainment system which offers Apple Car Play and Android Auto connectivity. Do Read: 2017 Hyundai Xcent facelift bookings open; launching next-week in India
The engine specifications will too won’t be seeing much of a change. The petrol engine is to remain the same 1.2-litre VTVT unit. However, Hyundai could very well introduce the new 1.2-litre CRDi motor which made its debut in the Grand i10 facelift. The transmission responsibilities will continue to be taken care of by a 5-speed manual gearbox, there will be an automatic on offer as well but only with the petrol engine.
Talking about prices, they are to remain the same as before and fall in the range of INR 5.5 lakh to 8.1 lakh (ex-showroom).
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