New Sedan comparo - Honda Amaze Vs Hyundai Xcent

Monday 03 March 2014, 11:29 AM by

The sedan car segment is loved for all the right reasons - more space, luxury, comfort, ample boot space, performance and safety, as compared to a hatchback. In recent times, the Indian buyer lot has got ample choice of sedan cars from local and international carmakers that have entered into a cut throat competition in this segment with their interesting line-up.

New Sedan comparo - Honda Amaze Vs Hyundai Xcent |
New Sedan comparo – Honda Amaze Vs Hyundai Xcent

Honda Amaze has come up with a new ‘S’ variant, the SX variant will now also include front dual airbags and antilock braking system (ABS), which is a standard facility on all diesel variants of the Amaze and the petrol ‘VX’. The Amaze houses the 1.2L iVTEC petrol mill and the 1.5L i DTEC diesel engine under its hood. With a maximum power output of 98bhp, the diesel mill returns a monstrous mileage to the tune 25.8kmpl. the car now has a total of 12 variants on offer i.e. E, EX, S, SX, VX [petrol and diesel], and S AT & VX AT [only petrol].

“Earth's Dream Technology” for Honda's engine has given birth to a new line of aluminium based engine under its hood. Moreover, the Amaze sedan has been widely acknowledged in many of test drive reviews, which ended with a positive review at the end. Safety of the occupants has also been given vital importance by the Japanese car maker. The car boasts of some of the interesting safety features like – Engine immobilizer, Front Seat Belt Pre-tensioner with load Limiter, Driver Seat Belt Reminder, WAVE Key, High Mount Stop Lamp, ABS with EBD and Front Dual SRS Airbags. Driving within the city traffic or cruising on the highway at high speeds, this compact 4 meter sedan has been designed to handle it with perfection.

New Sedan comparo – Honda Amaze Vs Hyundai Xcent

The recently showcased Hyundai Xcent sedan is likely to be powered by either 1.2litre kappa dual VTVT petrol or 1.1litre U2 technology diesel engine. As per sources, the car may also be available with an automatic transmission apart from a regular manual version. The Hyundai Xcent is placed in straight line of competition with the likes of Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaze.Sources close to the development process have revealed that the auto maker is expected to incorporate a number of features in this sedan, such as revised front and rear bumpers,provision of LED lights and touchscreen entertainment unit with Bluetooth connectivity. As seen at the Auto Expo event the new sedan shall sport a dual tone black and beige interior, push button start has been smartly positioned, electro chromic mirror acts as a rear display for rear camera.

Moreover, the Korean carmaker has also given much importance to safety of the occupants. The production version is expected to be loaded with Antilock braking system, rear defogger, dual airbags, central locking, rear parking assist and central locking. Exact launch date for Hyundai Xcent has not been revealed, but unconfirmed reports suggest it may be launched sometime in mid of 2014. Pricing for the car shall also be revealed at a later date.

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