India's second-largest car maker Hyundai Motor India Ltd on Wednesday ventured into the entry-level compact sedan segment with the launch of the Xcent.
With a price tag of Rs 4.66-6.47 lakh for the petrol version, Xcent is the cheapest vehicle in its category that includes Mauti Dzire, Honda Amaze and Tata Indigo eCS. Its diesel version is priced at Rs 5.56-7.38 lakh, cheaper than the Dzire and Amaze.
Compact sedans are classified as entry-level sedans that fall below the 4-metre length. They attract excise duties similar to small cars and are more affordable.
The Xcent is the sedan version of Hyundai Grand i10 and has its 1.2-litre petrol and 1.1-litre diesel engine.
"We have tweaked the performance of the diesel engine taking into account the needs of a sedan and it generates 13% more torque than Grand i10," said Rakesh Srivastava, senior V-P, sales, Hyundai Motor India Ltd.