Hyundai Xcent, launched in April 2017 in five variants of E, E+, S, SX and SX(O) had ABS and EBD offered only on its top two variants SX and SX(O). Hyundai has now updated the Xcent to 2018 model year.
They have announced that these two safety features along with driver and passenger airbags will be offered as standard across all variants – E, S, SX and SX(O) while the E+ variant has been discontinued from the 2018 Xcent line-up.
Apart from these changes, the Hyundai Xcent gets no change in either features of powertrain. It continues to be powered by the same 1.2 liter, 4 cylinder petrol engine offering 82 bhp power at 6,000 rpm and 114 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm mated to a 5 speed manual or 4 speed automatic transmission.
Its diesel engine is a 1.2 liter, 3 cylinder unit capable of 74 bhp power at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm torque at 1,750-2,250 rpm mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. Mileage claimed by the petrol variant is 19.1 kmpl and that by diesel is 24.4 kmpl.
2018 Hyundai Xcent sedan competes with the Honda Amaze, Maruti DZire and VW Ameo all of which have ABS and EBD offered from base variants onwards. Following these added safety features, Hyundai has also increased prices of the Xcent.
Prices of 2018 Hyundai Xcent now start from Rs 5.5 lakhs to Rs 7.69 lakhs for the petrol variant going up to Rs 6.42-8.61 lakhs for its diesel engine counterpart. All prices are ex-showroom.