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Hyundai launches Xcent

Hyundai launches Xcent

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Hyundai Motor India has launched its compact ‘entry-level’ sedan Xcent. Displayed at the Auto Expo 2014, the Xcent is based on the Grand i10 platform, and measures under 4m in length. Aimed at the liked of Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Honda Amaze, the Xcent shares its appearance with the Grand i10, the change being a three-box form compared to the two-box form of the Grand i10. Developed in close co-operation between Hyundai Motor India engineers and Hyundai engineers at the Namyang R&D at Korea, the Xcent looks similar to the Grand i10 as far as the interior goes. Featuring a climate control, which is a segment first, apart from features like ABS, airbags, push button start, rear parking camera, auto folding mirrors, electric trunk lid opening, cluster ionizer, rear AC vents, and parking assist, the Xcent is powered by a 83PS, 1.2-litre petrol engine with a choice of 5-speed manual transmission, or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The other engine on offer is a 72PS, 1.1-litre diesel engine with a 5-speed manual transmission. Prices of the car range between Rs 4.66 lakh and Rs 7.19 lakh ex-showroon Delhi.

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