Hyundai Xcent Receives 11,000 Bookings within 30 Days of Launch

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By greeshma m | April 15, 2014 3:59 PM EST

Hyundai Motor India's compact sedan Xcent has garnered 11,000 bookings and over 100,000 enquiries in the country within 30 days of its launch.

The Xcent, a sub-4 metre compact sedan is pitted against the Honda Amaze, Maruti Swift Dzire and the upcoming Ford Figo Concept car in India and is offered in both petrol and diesel variants. According to the company, the car has created high interest among young families in metros and Tier II cities.

"We appreciate and thank our customers for showing strong confidence in brand Hyundai and making Xcent a huge success in India. Xcent has created a benchmark in quality, features and technology offering higher value proposition in such a short span of time. We are committed and continuously working on the operational efficiencies to cater to the demand to reduce the waiting period," said Rakesh Srivastava, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing- HMIL .

The Xcent, which made its first appearance at the Delhi Auto Expo, is built on the Hyundai's Grand i10 hatchback platform and shares similarities with its small car Grand i10. Under the hood, the petrol variant of the car comes with the same 1.2-litre kappa 2 motor, which powers the Grand i10 hatchback and the diesel model is powered by 1.1-litre diesel engine. These engines are mated to a 5 speed manual transmission.

The second generation U2 CRDi diesel offers a fuel efficiency of 24.4 km per litre while the all-aluminium 1.2 litre Kappa petrol engine claims to deliver a mileage of 19.1 km per litre.

While the Base trim petrol is priced at INR4.66 lakh, the diesel comes with a price tag of INR5.56 lakh. The S petrol costs INR5.32 lakh and the S (O) petrol is priced at INR5.57 lakh. The top SX petrol variant comes at a price point of INR6.22 lakh and SX diesel costs INR 7.13 lakh .The SX (O) petrol variant is available at INR6.47 lakh, while the diesel is priced at INR 7.38 lakh .

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