Hyundai has silently discontinued its sub-4m sedan, the Xcent. It doesn’t come as a surprise as Hyundai already has its replacement in India in the form of Aura, that was launched in January 2020. Like Xcent was the sedan version of the Grand i10, Aura is the sedan form of the Grand i10 Nios.
The Xcent was offered with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine on offer was a 1.2-litre unit making 83PS and 113Nm mated to either a 5-speed MT or a 4-speed AT. The diesel engine, on other hand, was a 1.2-litre unit making 75PS and 190Nm mated to a 5-speed MT. The Aura is also available with both these engine options, but while the Xcent was offered with a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission with the petrol engine, the Aura gets a 5-speed AMT. Along with the two engines, the Aura also gets the new 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine making 100PS and 172Nm mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Aura is also available with a CNG fuel option, with its 1.2-litre petrol engine.
Here is comparison between the dimensions of the two sub-4m sedans:
Both the sedans are identical in terms of length and height but the Aura is wider and has a longer wheelbase.
Even in terms of features, both the sedans are quite similar, except that the Aura gets some additional features like a larger 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system (Xcent had a 7-inch unit), cruise control, a digital instrument cluster, projector fog lamps, ISOFIX child seat anchors and projector headlamps.
Other features on offer are similar on both cars including dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, power windows, alloy wheels, a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charging, auto AC with rear AC vents, electrically adjustable ORVMs, tilt adjustable steering, push button start and steering mounted controls.
Coming to the prices, while the Xcent was priced from Rs 5.81 lakh to Rs 8.75 lakh, the Aura is priced from Rs 5.85 lakh to Rs 9.28 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Delhi). It is worth noting that the Xcent Prime is still on sale for fleet buyers.