The upcoming sub-4-metre compact sedan will see new interiors and exterior design. It borrows the features from its sibling Grand i10 Nios but will pack additional ones too so it sticks exclusively to the new-gen Xcent.
South Korean manufacturers, Hyundai has stocked up the year 2019 with new launches like the Kona EV, Nios, Venue and with the facelift of the current cars like Tucson, Elantra and more. The new addition was the Grand i10 Nios and we bring you the spy shots of its successor, 2020 Hyundai Xcent which is a sedan version of the hatchback.
The 2020 Hyundai Xcent Nios takes design inspiration from the Grand i10 Nios. The boomerang DRLs which are neatly laid out in the honeycomb grille makes the hatchback interesting and the Xcent will carry on with the same.
Also on the news is that with the launch of the new Xcent, the older model will be discontinued. However, some reports also suggest that the previous generation will stick for the cab aggregators.
Now talking more about the new-gen Xcent, the rear profile will see a LED taillight treatment along with fresh new bumper. Talking about the bumper then the license plate has also been shifted from bootlid to the bumpers. The overall design is further enhanced by newly designed machine cut alloy wheels at the sides.
Talking about the interiors, like the Grand i10 Nios which gets a regular black and beige dual colour scheme, the 2020 Xcent can feature a different colour tone to keep it exclusive. Also, it will continue to get the same 8.0-inch touchscreen unit which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Additional features like wireless charging, projector headlamps, rear-seat armrest and it could also get BlueLink technology which is seen on the Venue.
Safety onboard includes dual front airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), front seat belt reminder, high-speed alert system, rear parking sensors and it also gets rear view parking camera as a convenience feature.
Talking about the engine options then the sedan will feature the same 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engines. The petrol motor which churns our 83 bhp with 113 Nm of peak torque will be BS6 compliant. While the diesel will BS4 and will be made available to BS6 once the new emission norms kick in. Transmission option will include a 5-speed manual gearbox and an AMT for both petrol and the oil burner.
The price range of the same will be increased by a bit and the Xcent Nios will compete with the likes of Ford Aspire, Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Tata Tigor and Honda Amaze.