South Korean automaker Hyundai has added anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic brake force distribution (EBD) as standard across variants for the Xcent. However, all variants of the pre-facelift version were equipped with ABS as standard. Earlier, these safety features were offered only on the top spec variants of the compact sedan and after the central government’s rule that all cars sold after April 2019 should come fitted with ABS with EBD as standard across the range, Hyundai has taken this measure.
In the compact sedan segment, Hyundai Xcent was the only vehicle in the market without ABS and EBD, other than this, all the rivals already have ABS included in their standard safety feature list. Apart from that Hyundai has also removed the mid-spec E+ variant of the compact sedan. The Hyundai Xcent is now offered in four variants: E, S SX and SX(O). After the update, the prices for the Xcent start at Rs 5.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base petrol variant and the top-spec diesel variant is priced at Rs 8.61 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).