Global unveil of Hyundai Xcent marks its entry into the compact sedan segment in India

Mr. BS Seo – MD & CEO, HMIL, Mr. CH Han- Sr. ED, HMIL, Mr. Rakesh Srivastava- Sr.VP, HMIL at the Hyundai Xcent Global unveil

New Delhi, 04 February 2014: Hyundai Motors India Limited (HMIL) today unveiled the highly anticipated compact sedan, Xcent. The global unveil marks Hyundai’s entry into the compact sedan segment in the Indian auto industry.

Mr. BS Seo – MD & CEO, HMIL, Mr. CH Han- Sr. ED, HMIL, Mr. Rakesh Srivastava- Sr.VP, HMIL at the Hyundai Xcent Global unveil
The Xcent will be available in petrol and diesel engine options, which have been tuned for optimum performance and efficiency. Manual and automatic transmissions will be offered. 
The car inherits Hyundai’s fluidic design philosophy and has several design features which lend it a modern and stylish air. The swept back headlamps give it an aerodynamic look, while the 15 inch alloys give it a good stance on the road. The Xcent has many first in class features, like the smart key and push button start, and rear parking camera.

Positioned as the ideal vehicle for the modern and contemporary Indian customer who is aspirational and seeks higher value, the Hyundai Xcent is a true expression of Hyundai’s “Modern-Premium” brand philosophy. The best-in-class and segment-first features, style, optimum performance and fuel efficiency set a benchmark in the compact sedan segment.

Exterior features:
·         Swept back smoked headlamps and wrap-around tail lamps with chrome insert
·         Chrome finish hexagonal air dam
·         Steeply raked windshield
·         Wide daylight opening area
·         Front bumper with integrated spoiler design
·         Sporty dual tone rear bumper with stylish reflectors
·         Diamond cut alloy wheels and classy chrome door handles
·         Stylish and aerodynamic kick-up trunk lid design with chrome garnish

Interior features: 
·         Bright dual tone beige and black interiors with high quality plastic
·         Premium designed dashboard integrated with hexagonal outlined audio
·         Ergonomically positioned controls
·         Generous legroom and headroom in front and rear
·         Best-in-class boot space
·         Multiple storage options in door trims and centre console
·         Seating comfort- Well contoured seats with excellent cushioning and rear arm rest

First-in-Segment Features: 
·         Rear AC vents
·         Smart key with push button start
·         Rear parking camera and sensors
·         15” Diamond cut alloy wheels
·         2 DIN audio with USB, CD player with 1 GB internal memory
·         Auto folding mirrors
·         Electro-chromic mirror
·         One touch electric trunk opening

Other features include Antilock braking system (ABS), Rear arm-rest with cup holders, Glove box cooling, Steering mounted audio controls and Bluetooth, Dual Air-bags, Rear parking assist, Rear defogger and Steering mounted controls. Safety features in the Xcent include active and passive safety measures to occupants such as Dual Airbags, Antilock braking system (ABS), rear parking assist, central locking, rear defogger are integrated to offer higher safety to occupants.

The vehicle has about 90% localization and according to the company officials at the launch, the price is expected to be a big surprise. Full information on the engines and pricing will be revealed at a later date, and the car is expected to be launched by around March 2014.

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