- Hyundai Xcent successor based on Grand i10 Nios.
- Exterior styling and cabin will be based on the Nios hatch.
- The existing Xcent will continue to be sold to taxi operators.
Hyundai India is readying a new sedan on the lines of Grand i10 Nios, which is said to be replacing the Xcent in the country. The new yet-to-be-named sedan was recently spied testing and it is expected to launch in early 2020. It will be offered in both petrol and diesel fuel trims while coming with several new features. Also, the company won't stop selling the current model of Xcent, however, it will be sold only to fleet taxi operators, even after the launch of the new sedan.
The all-new sedan will take designing cues from the Grand i10 Nios in the form of a honeycomb cascading front grille. The front fascia would be identical to the Nios hatchback. Even the side profile which includes the greenhouse will be similar to that of the hatchback. It will ride on machine-finished alloy wheels. The rear end will boast of a freshly designed boot lid while the number plate will be integrated into the bumper to differentiate it from the hatchback. In addition, the new LED tail lamp cluster and combination lamps will give the rear end a new look. The cabin is expected to be on the same lines as the Grand i10 Nios, albeit with a new color combination.
Mechanically, the Hyundai Xcent successor will be available in both petrol and diesel fuel trims. It will be introduced with BS 6 compliant 1.2L Kappa petrol engine which will, in all likelihood, develop top power of 80bhp and peak torque of 114Nm. The diesel duties will be helmed by the BS 6 compliant 1.2L U2 engine which will generate maximum power output of 73bhp and highest torque performance of 190Nm. The expected transmission options are a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT gearbox.
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