The Hyundai Xcent will add to the company’s arsenal come March, facing off the likes of the Honda Amaze and the Maruti Suzuki DZire and later in 2014, Ford’s new compact sedan. The Xcent is based on the Grand i10 hatchback. Swept back headlamps get the smoked treatment while the wrap-around tail lamps are identical. The diamond cut alloy wheels and chrome door handles add to the elegant touch. The spoiler lip at the rear adds to the aesthetic value.
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Inside, dual tone beige and black interiors give a roomy feel. Hyundai also claims generous legroom and headroom in front and rear. The boot space is best in class says Hyundai while not forgetting to mention the well contoured seats with excellent cushioning and a rear arm rest.
Hyundai has quite a list of first-in-segment features. Rear AC vents, smart key with push button start, rear parking camera and sensors and a USB, CD player with 1 GB internal memory. The auto folding mirrors, electro-chromic mirror and one touch electric boot opening complete the list.
Others features include ABS, probably an option. Rear arm-rest with cup holders, glove box cooling, steering mounted audio controls and Bluetooth. Dual Air-bags add to the safety. Rear parking assist is also available.