Hyundai Xcent launched in Nepal, Elite i20 next?
Looks and features of Hyundai Xcent launched in Nepal are the same as in Indian market. The compact sedan is manufactured in Chennai plant and transported there.
Only petrol model of Xcent is offered in Nepal, with same 1.2 litre Kappa Dual VTVT engine in Indian version. The all-aluminium petrol engine produces 83 PS max. power @ 6,000 rpm and 11.6 kgm (113.7 Nm) peak torque @ 4,000 rpm, and is mated to 5 speed manual transmission. It is unclear if 4 speed automatic variant will reach Nepalese market later. ARAI certified mileage of Hyundai Xcent petrol is 19.1 kmpl.
Hyundai Xcent is offered in 6 colours and three variants, Base, S and SX (O). Price of Hyundai Xcent Base variant is 24,96,000 Nepalese rupees (Rs. 15.58 lakhs approx), that of mid level S variant is 27,96,000 Nepalese rupees (Rs. 17.45 lakhs approx.) and price of top end SX (O) is 31,96,000 Nepalese rupees (Rs. 19.95 lakhs approx.).
Exteriors of Hyundai Xcent carry swept back headlamps, wrap-around tail lamps with chrome trims, chrome finished hexagonal air dam, front bumper with integrated spoiler design, dual tone rear bumper with reflectors, diamond cut alloy wheels, chrome door handles, trunk lid with chrome garnish and LED high mount stop lamp.
Interior of Nepalese Hyundai Xcent gets dual tone beige and black theme, leather wrapped steering wheel, leather wrap gear shift knob with chrome insert, audio player with 1 GB internal memory, multiple storage options in door trims and centre console, contoured seats, centre arm rest for rear seat occupants, rear AC vents, smart key with push button start, rear parking camera and sensors, 15” Diamond cut alloy wheels, auto folding mirrors, electro-chromic Inside Rear View Mirror (IRVM) with reverse camera display and one touch electric trunk opening.
Given that Hyundai takes all their cars launched in India to Nepal, will new Elite i20 be next and soon?
Laxmi InterContinental Pvt. Ltd., the sole distributor of Hyundai vehicles for Nepal today launched its highly anticipated Premium Compact Sedan “Hyundai Xcent”. Xcent will further redefine Hyundai’s automotive excellence in the compact sedan segment for the aspirational, stylish and value-seeking Nepali customer.
Xcent is developed with the best of Hyundai Motor’s world-class technologies which will create a new benchmark in terms of quality, design, space, features and driving pleasure in the compact sedan segment.
Mr. Ganesh BahadurShrestha, Chairman, Laxmi Group, said, ‘Hyundai has always been providing high value to its customers and with the launch of the ALL NEW XCENT we will further enhance our presence in the Nepali Auto Market’. Our new offering ‘XCENT’ is a full-fledged package with blend of Performance, Style, Space, Fuel Efficiency with added Features & Safety.
Speaking at the unveiling program, Mr.NirakarShrestha, Executive Director of Laxmi InterContinental said, ‘XCENT is a world-class product which symbolizes Hyundai’s commitment to its customers by offering high standards of quality, durability and reliability. It offers an ideal urban mobility with a complete package from style to performance creating a new benchmark in the Compact Sedan Segment and with its excellent value proposition and unique features, we expect XCENT to serve wide range of customers need’.
The Xcent will be available in 1.2 litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine offering a combination of optimum performance and high fuel economy. The Xcent adopts the best of Hyundai’s powertrains to achieve an enhanced balance of power and torque output. The all-aluminum 1.2 litre Kappa petrol engine comes with Dual VTVT mechanism delivering optimum engine performance with 83PS@6000rpm of maximum power and 11.6 kgm@4000rpmof peak torque with the mileage of 19.1kmpl (ARAI figure). The petrol engine offers 5-speed manual transmission.
The Xcent has been developed to cater to the needs of the evolved Compact Sedan segment buyers who value style, space, economy and technological features. The Hyundai Xcent is available in three variants- Base, S and SX (O) and prices are 24,96,000, 27,96,000 and 31,96,000respectivelyand also in 6 scintillating new colours.