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Old 5th May 2016, 23:14   #496
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Automatic is now available only in S variant. SX (O) is now discontinued.
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Old 12th May 2016, 11:16   #497
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Thank you to Ehtesham Mahmood for sending these images. Heartfelt gratitude for sharing them with other enthusiasts!

Hyundai has completed twenty years in India. To celebrate the milestone, the company is gearing up to launch a special edition of the Xcent compact sedan. The car has been spotted and the spy images suggest that it will get cosmetic changes and additional equipment.

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The Xcent gets chrome slats on the front grille instead of black ones, decals on the sides, a rear spoiler with an integrated stop lamp, a chrome number plate garnish that stretches across the boot lid between the tail lamps and a 20th Anniversary Special Edition sticker on the boot. On the inside, the car gets a Blaupunkt touchscreen infotainment system.Name:  IMG_20160511_153548_edit.png
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One of the images reveals that the car has steel wheels with full wheel covers and body-coloured door handles. This indicates that the special edition is likely to be based on the S variant of the Xcent.

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No mechanical changes are expected on the special edition. It will use the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.1-litre diesel engines as the regular Xcent.

A special edition of the Grand i10 hatchback is also expected to be launched.
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Just read the news about the SX(o) automatic variant being discontinued. Sad. Was one of the very few cars that offered an automatic in the fully loaded variant.

Saw the BRV CVT last weekend and it reminded me what a brilliantly loaded package the SX(o) automatic was! Reverse parking sensors, camera, capable audio system, ECM IRVM etc. Most of the cars these days offer an automatic option only on the second trim level, including Hyundai's own Creta.
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Uninspiring special edition! The touchscreen system integration does not look well planned. A portion of the screen may not be visible from the driver's seat.
They should have planned for a fascia that can make it look more integrated.

We get a Special edition when we are looking for a facelift!!
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A quick question, our Xcent was hit by a car from side and rear driver side door had to be replaced.

Well, the experience from insurance claim to finally getting our car back was very disappointing. Will share the above experience later on.

The question for the time being is, the Hyundai dealer refused to paint the "black matt finish" area of the new door. A pic will explain.

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He told us to get it done aftermarket. Any knowledge regarding this with respect to other OEMS?

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I did not realise that SX (o) has been discontinued. We have an AT SX (o) and it is a fully loaded vehicle.

Most recently I got the service done as well. Its a wonderful little car with lots to write home about. Totally loaded. My wife is now doing a daily commute of 60 kms in it.

The Xcent per se makes a great case for itself. The numbers - in the range of 3500-4000 per month are evidence to the wonderful packaging.

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When compared to Amaze, Aspire and Zest, Xcent petrol has the lowest power at 81BHP. Does it affect the car performance on highways? The interior color and layout felt the best for me compared to other cars. However, power is the only concern. I was looking at SX and it has almost everything of higher end variants of Aspire and Amaze. With Aspire, the backseat seemed to lack underthigh support and headrest seems too low.

How is the feedback for Xcent petrol? Also width seems a bit small, can three average sized adults sit properly in the back?
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When compared to Amaze, Aspire and Zest, Xcent petrol has the lowest power at 81BHP.
I have a sxo AT and it is not the king of the highway. For a sedate driver like me it's not a major bother. I have to rev or manually downshift on some overtaking maneuvers. Stability at 100 kmph is average, but again not a major bother.

I have had three average sized adults, 2 adults + 1 car seat ,etc and again it's manageable but not super comfy. The period liva and amaze have more space I believe.
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The question for the time being is, the Hyundai dealer refused to paint the "black matt finish" area of the new door. A pic will explain.
Is it paint? I thought it is just vinyl on top of paint. If it's vinyl, 3M shops would be able to do a better job as compared to the Hyundai workshops.
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When compared to Amaze, Aspire and Zest, Xcent petrol has the lowest power at 81BHP. Does it affect the car performance on highways? The interior color and layout felt the best for me compared to other cars. However, power is the only concern. I was looking at SX and it has almost everything of higher end variants of Aspire and Amaze. With Aspire, the backseat seemed to lack underthigh support and headrest seems too low.

How is the feedback for Xcent petrol? Also width seems a bit small, can three average sized adults sit properly in the back?
I have an Xcent manual petrol since last 2 years.

Purely on driving experience, i would rate it 8/10. I did test drive the Amaze and DZire before zeroeing on the Xcent petrol.

To start with, the Xcent is very refined and revv happy then the trio of Amaze, Zest and DZire. The power though lower slightly on paper does not translate to a big difference in reality. Infact within city limits the car is efforless to drive thanks to a decent mid range performance and very light controls (clutch/gearshift/steering).

The only area where i do feel it could have been better is the lower end power. Its not bad by any standards, but its not as peppy as the 1.2 VTVT of the DZire. Still, the exceptional refinement and ease of driving more than makes up for it.

Regarding 3 adults, the space is better than Amaze and DZire, but not Zest. Although the boot space at 400 Ltrs is the best in class and even today unbeatable by compact sedan standards.

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I have an Xcent manual petrol since last 2 years.

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Regarding 3 adults, the space is better than Amaze and DZire, but not Zest. Although the boot space at 400 Ltrs is the best in class and even today unbeatable by compact sedan standards.
I own a Xcent Petrol manual as well and agree to all the points mentioned by DECite. The only let down is lack of power below 2k rpm in 4/5th gears which makes overtaking in highways bit of a hassle.
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Hyundai India has quietly launched the XCent "20th Anniversary" Special Edition based on the S variant, at a premium of about 16,999 rupees over the standard model.

Restricted to a production run of only 2,400 units, the prices for the Special Edition are Rs 6.22 lakhs for the petrol S, and Rs 7.15 lakhs for the diesel S. (both ex-showroom, Delhi)

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On the outside, the car gets additional detailing such as a '20th anniversary' badge on the boot, chrome finish to the lower front grille, a boot-lid spoiler with a reflector strip, additional chrome detailing to the rear fascia and side-body graphics.

Inside, the limited-edition model gets new black and red dual-tone fabric upholstery and a 6.2-inch Blaupunkt touchscreen infotainment system, in place of the standard car’s beige and black upholstery and 2-DIN audio system.

The 20th anniversary-edition Xcent is available in two exterior colour options – Pure White and Sleek Silver.
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Earlier this month, we had reported that Hyundai was gearing up to introduce a special edition of the Xcent compact sedan (click here to read report). This variant is now open for sale in petrol and diesel versions, priced at Rs. 6.25 lakh and Rs. 7.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The 20th Anniversary Special Edition is based on the S variant of the Xcent. It gets some cosmetic enhancements and additional features including a chrome radiator grille instead of a black one, decals on the sides, boot lid spoiler with reflector, boot lid chrome garnish and a 20th Anniversary Special Edition sticker on the boot.

On the inside, the car gets a 6.2-inch touchscreen AV system and red and black upholstery for the seats.
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Earlier this month, we had reported that Hyundai was gearing up to introduce a special edition of the Xcent compact sedan (click here to read report). This variant is now open for sale in petrol and diesel versions, priced at Rs. 6.25 lakh and Rs. 7.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Another attempt by the manufacturer to fool customer's by introducing a few cosmetic changes and giving it a fancy nametag. Pathetic excuse to charge more money from end customers. The car does not feature any mechanical changes. I don't understand how do manufacturers get away with such practises. Can't blame them really, most people get attracted to the eye-catching sticker job and the slightly better stereo and run to the dealer to book without really checking out the engine or other mechanical components.
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On the inside, the car gets a 6.2-inch touchscreen AV system and red and black upholstery for the seats.


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The AVN System in the car, thoroughly looks like an aftermarket product.

Sad, that Hyundai has started practicing what Maruti used to do couple of years ago.

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