The car will have petrol and diesel engine options, and is expected to hit the market by March.

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), on Tuesday, unveiled its new compact sedan Xcent that will compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Honda Amaze in this high-demand segment.

The car will have petrol and diesel engine options, and is expected to hit the market by March. “Xcent is a world-class product developed for the Indian market,” HMIL Managing Director and CEO B.S. Seo said. “With its excellent value proposition and unique first-in-class segment features, it will serve a wide range of customers in India raising the benchmark in the segment,” he added.

“The market trend that we are seeing is that compact hatchback customers are moving to compact sedans…. We are getting very aggressive for such customers. You will be surprised once we release our price,” Rakesh Srivastava, Senior VP, Marketing and Sales, HMIL, said.

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