First Look: 2017 Hyundai Xcent facelift

So the Xcent facelift is finally in the market. Hyundai’s compact sedan has been a popular choice for buyers who want to upgrade from a hatchback to a sedan. So what Hyundai has done is to give it a more serious look.

What i mean by that is, Hyundai has tried to differentiate it from its hatchback sibling. Its important because, you don’t want it to look like a hatch with a stuck-on boot. And also, the facelift tries to appear more wider than it actually is, thanks to the new bumper design. The front is a “hate it or love it” design, but its the grille and especially, the black line that also encloses the fog lamps which makes the car appear wider.

Side profile has a new 15-inch alloy wheel design. My favourite part is the rear end design which i think is a very clean design. Similar to the front, Hyundai has tried to make the rear appear wider. The black part on the bumper and the thick chrome bar does the job quite nicely, making the car appear wider. The rear-end also gets a shark fin antenna.

Interiors get a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple Car Play as well. This unit is super responsive to touch and has no lag whatsoever, and is a pleasure to use. The infotainment also doubles as a reverse camera display. The overall layout of the interior has been retained.

Features wise, there is a push button start (SX Options), Auto AC and steering mounted controls. There is an Alternator Management System (AMS) as a standard feature which helps in fuel efficiency. Safety wise, the ABS is exclusive to the top end trims and the dual airbags are standard across the range.

Under the hood, the 1.2 litre 4-cylinder petrol motor has been carried over, but the 1.2 litre 3-cylinder diesel is a new one, which is also offered in the new Grand i10. Read more here.

Watch the video embedded above and let me know what do you think of the new Xcent facelift in the comments down below, and also make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven’t already!

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