New Delhi: Korean auto major Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has registered around 11,000 bookings for entry-level compact sedan XCent within a month of launch.
Hyundai says it has also received over 100,000 enquiries at its dealerships across metros as well as tier-I and II cities.
“We are committed and continuously working on the operational efficiencies to cater to the demand to reduce the waiting period,” Rakesh Srivastava, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Hyundai Motor India said in a statement.
By launching Hyundai XCent tagged between Rs 4.66 lakh and Rs 7.38 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) the company has triggered a price war as the entry-price of the base variant of the XCent around Rs 19,000 lower than the comparable variant of segment leader Maruti Suzuki DZire, which is priced at Rs 4.85 lakh.
While the petrol variants costs between Rs 4.66 lakh and 7.19 lakh, the diesel versions are tagged between Rs 5.56 lakh and Rs 7.38 lakh.
The sedan is available in two engine options of 1.1 litre advanced second generation U2 CRDi diesel and 1.2 litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine.
The second generation U2 CRDi diesel delivers a fuel mileage of 24.4 km per litre while the all-aluminium 1.2 litre Kappa petrol engine gives a mileage of 19.1 km per litre.
The petrol engine offers the choice of five-speed manual transmission and a four-speed automatic transmission.