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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

By Kamal Swami

Global Unveil of 'Xcent' by HMIL

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country’s largest exporter and the second-largest car manufacturer today unveiled its highly anticipated compact sedan “Xcent”.  The global unveil marks Hyundai’s entry into the compact sedan segment in the Indian auto industry. Speaking at the launch, B S Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said, “The Xcent is a world-class product developed for the Indian market. We at HMIL are proud to launch the modern family sedan in India. Xcent symbolizes Hyundai’s commitment to Indian customers by offering high standards of quality, durability and reliability. Xcent with its excellent value proposition and its unique first-in-segment features will serve a wide range of customers in India raising the benchmark in the segment.” 
Xcent will be available in two engine options - Petrol and Diesel. The engines have been tuned for optimum performance and fuel efficiency. The Manual and Automatic transmission will offer the customers a wide range of options suited to their needs. 
The Hyundai Xcent has been developed with a focus on the Indian driving needs and lifestyles. The car inherits Hyundai signature mature ‘Fluidic design’ and style theme to meet the Indian customer aspirations. This “Made for India” sedan has been developed keeping in mind the requirements and aspirations of the Indian customers.
The Hyundai Xcent is for the modern and contemporary Indian customer who is aspirational and seeks higher value. Hyundai Xcent is a true expression of Hyundai’s “Modern-Premium” brand philosophy. The best-in-class and segment-first features, style, optimum performance and fuel efficiency set a benchmark in the compact sedan segment.
The Hyundai Xcent with its aerodynamic and sporty profile projects a Modern and Progressive Styling. The key highlights in the exterior include:
Swept back smoked headlamps and wrap-around tail lamps with chrome insert
Chrome finish hexagonal air dam
Steeply raked windshield
Wide daylight opening area
Front bumper with integrated spoiler design
Sporty dual tone rear bumper with stylish reflectors
Diamond cut alloy wheels and classy chrome door handles
Stylish and aerodynamic kick-up trunk lid design with chrome garnish
The spaciousness interiors have been designed to offer Premium Upmarket feel. The key highlights in the interior include:
Bright dual tone beige and black interiors with high quality plastic
Premium designed dashboard integrated with hexagonal outlined audio
Ergonomically positioned controls
Generous legroom and headroom in front and rear
Best-in-class boot space
Multiple storage options in door trims and centre console
Seating comfort- Well contoured seats with excellent cushioning and rear arm rest
First-in-Segment Features 
Rear AC vents 
Smart key with push button start 
Rear parking camera and sensors 
15” Diamond cut alloy wheels
2 DIN audio with USB, CD player with 1 GB internal memory 
Auto folding mirrors 
Electro-chromic mirror 
One touch electric trunk opening
Other Features 
Antilock braking system (ABS)
Rear arm-rest with cup holders
Glove box cooling
Steering mounted audio controls and Bluetooth
Dual Air-bags
Rear parking assist
Rear defogger
Steering mounted controls
Xcent offers active and passive safety measures to occupants such as Dual Airbags, Antilock braking system (ABS), rear parking assist, central locking, rear defogger are integrated to offer higher safety to occupants. 
Source: HMIL, Press Release

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