A bare-bones taxi-spec variant of the Hyundai Xcent is currently in the works to take on the brisk selling Maurti Dzire Tour, reports Autocar India. The new derivative in question is likely to replace the existing base petrol and diesel variants of the Xcent once the stock is cleared.
The equipment level of the Xcent commercial variant will be optimized to offer better affordability for the fleet operators. Compared to the existing base model, the taxi-spec variant would lose out on various features like power windows, central locking, hubcaps, blacked pillars and cooled glove box. The seats too are expected to adopt a cost effective upholstery.
There wont be any mechanical changes. The Hyundai Xcent taxi-spec variant will be offered with the 1.2-litre four-cylinder Kappa2 petrol engine which puts out 83 PS and a 1.1-litre three-cylinder diesel motor which is good for 72 PS. The petrol variant targets customers who opt for aftermarket CNG kits. It’s to be noted that the Dzire Tour is available only in diesel variant as of now.
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Being a sub-4m product, the Hyundai Xcent taxi-spec variant is expected to have a significant price advantage over the bigger Dzire tour which is selling around 3,000 units per month. For reference, the current base variants of the Xcent are priced at INR 5.18 lakhs and 6.01 lakhs respectively for the petrol and diesel versions (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
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Via – AutocarIndia.com