Hyundai has updated the Xcent with additional safety features on the base variants. The subcompact sedan now comes with ABS and EBD across all trims, along with other safety feature such as dual front airbags that were offered on the base version already. It competes with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze, Tata Tigor and Volkswagen Ameo. That apart, there are no other changes to its exterior or mechanical.
Launched in April 2017, the facelift model came out with some changes to its exterior such as new front grille, LED daytime running lights, redesigned headlamps and new wraparound taillamps at the rear, while the interior boasted of 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and dual-tone dashboard along with other features such as driver’s side seat height adjuster, new fabric upholstery, automatic climate control and cooled glove-box. Hyundai Xcent is now offered in four variants - E, S, SX, and range-topping SX (O), whereas the Korean car manufacturer discontinued the E+ variant on the model. In its segment, if we compared to its rivals like the Dzire and Amaze, Xcent is the only model to come with EBD as a standard feature.
However, the Hyundai has discontinued the E+ variant on the Xcent and the subcompact sedan is now only offered in four trims - E, S, SX, and the fully-kitted SX (O). Compared to popular sellers like the Dzire and Amaze in the segment, the Xcent is the only model to offer EBD as a standard feature, which gives at an additional edge over the competition.
Mechanically, the Xcent is offered in two engine options – the same 1.2-litre petrol (as seen on its predecessor) that produces 82bhp of maximum power with 114Nm of peak torque and a new 1.2-litre diesel engine that makes 74 bhp and 190 Nm of top torque. The transmission duties in a petrol variant are carried out either by a 5-speed manual transmission or 4-speed automatic, while the diesel engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual only.