The Hyundai Xcent line-up that was launched in Feb 2014 has been quite successful in the Indian market. The Xcent model was launched to replace the older accent models. Over the past few years, Hyundai has launched new Xcent, the recent being the Xcent E plus model launched in 2017.
So, what are some of the feature of this compact sedan that makes it a value for money car? Let us look at some of the features of Hyundai Xcent E Plus.
- Exteriors demeanour
The compact sedan exteriors are now sharper than before. The chrome front grille comes with horizontal slats which cover the entire bumper. The logo is placed neatly on top of the grille. The headlamps are swept back in design while the rear end is well garnished in chrome. The overall demeanour looks decent and gives the car a good road presence.
The compact sedan is powered by a 1.2 L dual VTVT Kappa engine that churns out 83Bhp of peak power while peak torque of 115Nm is produced at 4000RPM. The engine is coupled with 5-speed gearbox that offers smooth transmission.
- Fuel efficiency
The Hyundai Xcent e plus mileage comes out at around 20.14 kmpl as certified by ARAI. While the diesel variant of the car claims a fuel efficiency of 25.4kmpl. The fuel efficiency of the car is decent for a daily commute in the city.
- Safety Features
The Hyundai Xcent e plus features two front airbags that offer a good amount of safety for both the driver and the co-passenger. The car is equipped with a seat belt warning system that alerts the driver if the seat belt is not strapped. When it comes to braking, the car is equipped with safety features such as Anti-Lock Braking System that prevents the wheel from locking up in case of emergency braking. Also, the Electronic Braking Force Distribution (EBD) ensures that equal pressure is applied to all four wheels under heavy braking.
- Locks and Security
For most car owners, the safety of the car is a prime concern as the incidents of car thefts are on rise in the country. Luckily, the car manufacturer has addressed the theft issue as the car is equipped with state of art anti-theft system is installed which in other words is the engine immobilizer. The engine mobilizer authenticates the key inserted in the ignition switch. The car starts only when the code embedded inside the key is verified by the engine immobilizer. Apart from that, the car features a central locking and child safety lock.
- Performance and handling
The Hyundai Xcent E+ offers a smooth driving experience and little to no vibrations are present inside the car. The car can accelerate to 0 to 100km/hr under 13 seconds. The car can hit a top speed of 155km/hr.
A dual tone color scheme is present inside the car. There are room lamps for both the front as well the rear row along with door map pockets. Just like the room lamps, AC vents are also provided separately for both front and rear seats. Overall the interiors look stylish and modern.
The car has an integrated system that is compatible with USB and Aux cable and as well as iPod. The infotainment can be controlled from the steering mounted buttons that makes toggling with the music system effortless.
- Cooled Glovebox
A glove compartment or a glovebox is a compartment that is built into the dashboard which is located over the front- seat passenger footwell. The glove box can be used to store a variety of objects like -water bottle, cold drink or even beer can. The cooled glovebox helps to cool liquid essentials which is particularly helpful in summers.
- Instrument Console
The car’s instrument console consists of an analog tachometer and a digital odometer. The odometer displays average speed and the distance up to which the car can travel with the remaining amount of fuel. The console also has a high RPM indicator which that glows if you redline in a gear. The console also has warning lights like engine malfunction light that warns the driver of any malfunction in the engine. There is also a fuel indicator that warns the driver of low fuel. The car has two trip meters with the help of which you can keep an eye on the amount of distance travelled from point A to point B.
You can buy Xcent e plus as it offers a pleasant ride for daily city commutes. The Hyundai Xcent e plus 2019 price for the base model is around 5 lacs which goes up for high-end models.