2017 Hyundai Xcent Spotted Testing Again; India Launch By March

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India's second largest carmaker Hyundai is readying its new Xcent facelift to launch in India by March. The facelifted model was spotted testing on Indian roads before but the images were not that clear.

A couple of clear images has been shared by TeamBHP and the test mule was spotted in Chennai. The car had covers on it mainly at the front and rear, which means the styling changes are mainly in this areas.

The 2017 Hyundai Xcent facelift will feature a new horizontal wraparound tail lamps, a new boot lid with chrome applique and spoiler, and a new bumper at the rear. At the front, the sedan is likely to source updates from the recently launched Hyundai Grand i10, which includes a new upper grille and lower grille.

The updated Xcent will also sport restyled bumper with integrated daytime running lights (DRL) alongside foglamps. The model is expected to carry new alloy wheel design and this may be the only change on the sides.

Inside, the Xcent facelift will get a new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system which offers smartphone connectivity with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link. It is also expected to feature a multi-functional steering wheel with dedicated voice recognition button.

Powering the 2017 Hyundai Xcent will be a new 1.2-litre U2 CRDi three-cylinder diesel engine. This is the same engine that is used by the new 2017 Grand i10 in the country. The diesel motor is capable of generating 74bhp of power and 190Nm of torque.

The 1.2-litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine is likely to be continued, which is capable of churning out 82bhp of power and 113.8Nm of torque.

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