Hyundai Xcient Heavy Duty Truck Gains Improved Features, Fuel Economy
The Hyundai Xcient, Hyundai’s new heavy duty truck, was unveiled at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show.
It is expected that the Xcient will raise the bar in the heavy duty truck category, with a perfect blend of style, cabin room, and best in class fuel economy.
The all-new Xcient is the product of three years of development and a 200 billion won investment.
A big part of the development process was spent really looking at market trends and the needs of the average truck owner.
There offers more space for drivers with the cabin height increased by 330 mm to 1,895 mm.
The cabin bed also saw an increase, with 150 mm of space added to the original 650 mm. The 1,046 L of total storage room adds a whole new level of convenience.
Hyundai Xcient Engines
The Xcient comes with a choice of two diesle engines: 10L H-engine, with maximum output of 420ps, maximum torque of 200kg/m, and Powertech engine, with maximum output of 520ps, maximum torque of 255kg/m.
The improvement of engine performance means that fuel economy is better,too, with a 7% increase in efficiency over the previous model.
The new model is also much more durable thanks to better componenets, such as dumo spring, twin clutch, and air suspension, all of which combine to lower maintenance costs for better economical efficiency.
Hyundai Xcient also benefits from the inclusion of a number of great convenience features, such as driver seat with cold/warm air ventilation, button-start.
This also represents the first time that Hyundai had added their in-vehicle telematics service “Blue Link” into a commercial vehicle.
The all-new Xcient heavy duty truck goes on sale in South Korea in the second half of this year. Later on, the truck will be displayed at the specific, truck-related events in Peru and Russia.
According to Hyundai, the production volume should surpass the 60,000 units mark by 2017. [Source: Hyundai]