The Hyundai Xcent is a subcompact car produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai. Based on the Hyundai Grand i10, the Xcent is a sedan manufactured by Hyundai Motor India Limited in Chennai.[1][2]

Hyundai Xcent
'15 Hyundai Grand i10 -- Front.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerHyundai
Also calledHyundai Grand i10 Sedan
Production2014–present
AssemblyChennai, India (Hyundai India)
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact car
Body style4-door sedan
LayoutFF layout
RelatedHyundai Grand i10
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,425 mm (95.5 in)
Length3,995 mm (157.3 in)
Width1,660 mm (65.4 in)
Height1,520 mm (59.8 in)
Chronology
PredecessorHyundai Accent
SuccessorHyundai Aura
Hyundai Grand i10 sedan (Mexican model, rear view)

The Xcent was launched on March 12, 2014 to compete with the Tata Zest, Honda Amaze and the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire.[2][3] It is also sold in Mexico as the Hyundai Grand i10 Sedan.[4]

MarketingEdit

In September 2014, Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan has signed with Hyundai Motors India to be the brand ambassador for the Xcent.[5][6]

DiscontinuationEdit

In June 2019, Hyundai Motor India has confirmed that the production of the Xcent would be stopped permanently by 2020 in India, the reason being that the Xcent nameplate was being used for taxi purposes. The Xcent would be replaced by the Hyundai Aura in 2020. The Xcent would be sold alongside the Aura as a fleet sales only.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Banergi, Sumant (2014-02-04). "Hyundai launches compact sedan Xcent; diesel, petrol variants in market by March". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 2014-02-07. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  2. ^ a b Chauhan, Chanchal Pal (2014-02-05). "Hyundai joins compact sedan race with Xcent in muted Indian market". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  3. ^ "Hyundai Xcent sedan launched at a starting price of Rs 4.66 lakh". The Economic Times. 2014-03-12. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
  4. ^ "Hyundai Grand i10 Sedan". Hyundai Motor Company Mexico. Retrieved 2015-01-08.
  5. ^ "Shah Rukh Khan as brand ambassador for Hyundai Xcent in India". CarAndMe.com. Archived from the original on 2015-06-22. Retrieved 2014-09-25.
  6. ^ "Shah Rukh Khan roped in as brand ambassador for Hyundai Xcent". ZigWheels.com. 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2014-09-25.

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