2018 hyundai new santro pics official-1

The new Santro is powered by a 1.1-litre petrol engine making 69 PS and 99 Nm torque with manual and AMT transmission options

The new generation Santro revives the iconic nameplate that had been in the business for several years and helped Hyundai to become the second largest automaker in India. It is based on the HA architecture of the old i10 with significant updates to meet latest crash standards.

With increased static and dynamic stiffness, the new Santro is made of 63 percent high strength steel. It is powered by a 1.1-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which is good enough to generate a maximum power output of 69 PS at 5,500 rpm and 99 Nm of peak torque delivered at 4,500 rpm.

The powertrain is mated to either a five-speed manual or Hyundai’s first-ever five-speed AMT with claimed mileage of 20.3 kmpl for each transmission. The CNG version on the other hand uses the same engine with 59 PS power at 5,500 rpm and 84 Nm torque at 4,500 rpm.

The CNG variant has rated fuel economy of 30.5 km/kg and it’s the first from Hyundai for passenger usage. The company says the new Santro has been tested extensively across the country for over 7,750 km in different weather and surface conditions.

2018 hyundai new santro pics official-1

Hyundai says the new tallboy hatchback has top speed of 156 kmph and the interior has low NVH levels due to the various applications for isolating engine, wind and road noises along with fabric acoustic air duct engine covering. The new Santro comes with an appealing exterior and the tall nature meant five occupants can comfortably sit in there.

Moreover, a slew of premium features is being offered including a large touchscreen infotainment system, rear AC vents, elephant inspired centre console, two-tone beige and black interior, gold colour inserts in several cabin elements, multi-functional steering wheel with mounted controls, etc.

Bookings for the new Santro begin from tomorrow for Rs. 11,000 online and it will officially enter the Indian market on October 23. It is expected to instigate a strong rivalry against Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, Tata Tiago and Renault Kwid.