Hyundai Xcent

Overview of the car

Sedan

Manual

Petrol

14 Mileage

43 Litres

2 AirBags

5 Seater

2 Years / Unlimited kms

Performance Metrics
172

kilometers per hour

Top Speed
14.23

seconds

0-100 kph
4.9

Meters

Turning Cycle
Tech Specs

Engine

Displacement
1197 cc
Max Power
82 bhp
Torque
11.6 kgm
Number of Cylinder(s)
4

Dimensions

Wheel Base
2425 mm
Ground Clearance
165 mm
Bootspace
407 ltrs
Turning Circle
4.9 mtrs
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Suspension & Chassis

Front Suspension
Mc Pherson Strut
Rear Suspension
Coupled Torsion Beam Axle
Steering Type
Power Steering
Tyres
Front: 165/65 R14
Rear: 175/60 R15
Front Brakes
Disc
Rear Brakes
Drum
Reviews and Video
NARAIN IMG

Narain Says

The Xcent does a good job of tackling bad surfaces given the limited suspension travel. Out on the highway, it feels adequately planted but there is some vertical motion especially when the car is not loaded up.

HORMAZD IMG

Hormazd Says

The Xcent is well suited to urban settings, with tractable engines and light controls. There's little room for serious complain barring unexciting driving experience and the diesel's lack of punch.

TorqueX Review

What you’ll like?

Refined and Responsive Petrol Engine, Boot Space, Feature Loaded

What you won’t like?

Firm Ride, Cramped Cabin

TorqueX Says

A Smartly Packaged Sedan that Ticks All the Important Boxes

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AUTOCAR
Autocar Review

Hyundai Xcent Review, Road Test

Hyundai Xcent

The Xcent has been a part of our long-term test fleet for only about six months and we’ve been quite impressed by this small Hyundai sedan. In a way, it has changed our perception of Hyundai. We’ve had the Grand i10 diesel in our test fleet before and although very good, the diminutive 1.1-litre diesel meant it didn’t have enough grunt, especially with a full complement  of  passengers on board. So, it was a no-brainer to choose the larger Xcent in petrol guise as the next long-term Hyundai.

I’ve used this car for a month now, mostly in Mumbai’s cut-throat traffic and it has made for a soothing and relaxing companion. There are a number of reasons for this. For starters, the 1.2-litre petrol motor grants easy access to power at low speeds and thanks to this, the Xcent feels peppy and light on its feet. Also, the engine’s responsive nature let me, on occasion, amble along in a gear higher than usual, making my daily commutes even more stress free. What helps with driving in the city further is the minimal effort required to twirl the light steering, its small turning circle and hatchback-like dimensions. During those extended halts at traffic lights, the long equipment list kept me entertained; the 1GB on-board storage meant there was no need to connect my phone or carry any CDs for music. The only grouse I have with this Hyundai is that the occasional pothole or expansion joint at low-speed reveals the suspension’s underlying firmness. Even the suspension travel is quite limited and the car does tend to thud over big bumps.

And as able as it proved in the city, on the highway, the story wasn’t too different either. On the occasional trip to my farmhouse, the Xcent felt perfectly at home. The wide spread of torque provides ample power right up till 5,000rpm and even when fully loaded, the Xcent has enough grunt for overtaking or cruising. What also makes the Xcent a decent highway car is the refinement it offers. But above all, what stands out most about this car and makes it a great all-rounder is the progress Hyundai has made in the ride and handling department. Out on the highway, the Xcent felt planted and sure-footed, very unlike the Hyundais I have driven before. That said, it still didn’t ride flat. And this was more noticeable over rough sections where the vertical motion is more pronounced at the rear, making passengers there very uncomfortable.

When it joined the Autocar fleet, I wasn’t too keen on the Xcent. But boy, have I been proved wrong. Not only does it look balanced but is exceptionally well equipped and well priced too. The rear seats are good (my parents will vouch for this) and there’s enough boot space for two large suitcases. What further impressed me is the cabin’s build and quality which is top-notch and the best in the segment. Over the time we’ve had the Xcent, it’s not been too expensive to maintain either. The Xcent is a car which proved to be reliable, comfortable and importantly, it quietly impressed all who drove it. It will be sorely missed.

Ameya Dandekar 

 

 

Comfort & Convenience

  • Central Locking
  • Remote Locking
  • Total Immobilizer
  • Climate Control
  • Remote Boot Release
  • Remote Fuel Lid
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Rear Wiper
  • Rear Defogger
  • Front Power Windows
  • Rear Power Windows
  • Trip Computer
  • Electric Adjust wing mirror
  • Dead Pedal
  • Cruise Control
  • Paddle shifters
  • Sunroof
  • Refrigerator
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Air Conditioner
  • Electric Sun Blinds
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
  • Reversing Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • 360 degree camera
  • Heads Up Display
  • Stop/start
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED Lights
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Rear Power Outlet

Drivers Aid & Safety

  • ABS
  • ESP
  • EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Parking Sensors
  • Airbags Total (2)

Seating

  • Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Split rear seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Folding Rear Seats
  • Front Adjustable Headrests
  • Rear Adjustable Headrests
  • Passenger Seat Height Adjust
  • Lumbar Support
  • Third row of seats
  • Seat Massagers
  • Seat Memory
  • Cooled Seats
  • Electric Seats
  • Driver Seat Power Adjust
  • Rear Seat Foldable Table
  • Rear Seat Centre Armrest

Entertainment & Communication

  • TouchScreen Audio System
  • Audio system (with Radio)
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth & Streaming
  • Steering Audio Controls
  • Speakers
  • Hands Free Telephony
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Single CD Player
  • Rear seat screens
  • Subwoofer
  • Voice activated controls

Tyres & Wheels

  • Spare wheel
  • Space saver
  • Alloy Wheels
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