The commercial division of Hyundai Motor Co. has unveiled its new Xcient heavy duty truck at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show. The Xcient is regarded as the next generation of Trago, offering greater styling and an array of improved features. With a remarkable combination of grandness dynamic styling, best-in-class fuel economy and a spacious cabin room, the Xcient is touted to set new standards in the heavy duty truck market.
Hyundai derived the name ‘Xcient’ from XC, the biggest unit measuring data, and the word ‘efficient,’ conveying its power and efficiency. Hanyoung Choi, Hyundai Motor’s Vice Chairman, remarked that the Xcient is the result of Hyundai’s “relentless pursuit of excellence and technology innovation.”
Choi said that the Xcient vehicle will help the carmaker achieve its goal of becoming a major player in the commercial vehicle market. Hyundai spent three years and KRW200 billion to develop the Xcient, which offers a full lineup including cargo, tractor and dump.
Hyundai carefully factored in the truck customers’ needs and market trends in the early development stages of the Xcient. The truck’s wide grille fortifies its assertive look, while side character lines boost its bold yet elegant image.
Hyundai extended the Xcient’s cabin by 330mm to 1,895mm, giving drivers more room to operate. The South Korean carmaker also extended the width of the cabin bed from 650mm to 800mm, thus optimizing the Xcient for long distance driving.
The Xcient also offers 1,046 liters of storage space. The Xcient is available in two diesel engines: a 10L H-engine that provides up to 420ps of output and up to 200kg/m of torque; and a Powertech engine that returns up to 520ps of output and up to 255kg/m of torque. The improvements in the engine performance allowed the Xcient to offer a 7-percent better fuel economy that the previous model. The Xcient enjoys improved durability thanks to improved components like dump spring, twin clutch and air suspension.