2019 Hyundai Santro gets a new Era Executive variant in place of the DLite with added features, priced at Rs. 4.15 Lakh
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) revived the iconic Santro nameplate in October 2018 with a new hatchback positioned below the successfully running Grand i10. The new Santro rose to fame in no time and it became a decent seller for the South Korean auto major in the domestic market.
Over the last eight months, the sales of the Santro have averaged more than 6,700 units as it accompanies the Grand i10, Elite i20 and Creta as a top-seller for the second largest car manufacturer in the country. With more competition waiting in the wings, Hyundai has revised the variants and features list of the Santro.
It could be part of the 2019 MY revision as leaked documents show the changes and updated prices of the hatchback. Hyundai has not made any revisions to the Magna AMT, Sportz, Sportz CNG and Asta variants of the Santro. It is offered in a total of nine trims including Magna and Sportz CNG variants.
|2019 Hyundai Santro Variants||Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Era Executive||Rs. 4.15 lakh|
|Magna||Rs. 4.72 lakh|
|Magna AMT||Rs. 5.21 lakh|
|Magna CNG||Rs. 5.38 lakh|
|Sportz||Rs. 5.02 lakh|
|Sportz AMT||Rs. 5.60 lakh|
|Sportz CNG||Rs. 5.68 lakh|
|Asta||Rs. 5.50 lakh|
The entry-level DLite variant sold for Rs. 3.90 lakh (ex-showroom) is no more and instead, the Era Executive takes its place with feature additions. It gets front power windows, body-coloured front bumper, two-tone rear bumper and manual air conditioning system.
The regular Magna and Magna CNG variants gain features such as multi-functional steering wheel with controls for audio and Bluetooth, two DIN audio system with USB connectivity, front speaker and micro antenna. The top-spec automatic variant, Sportz AMT, comprises of new additions like front passenger airbag, reverse parking camera and front seatbelt pre-tensioners.
No mechanical changes have been made as the Santro continues to be powered by the same 1.1-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that is good enough to generate a maximum power output of 68 bhp at 5,500 rpm and 99 Nm of peak torque delivered at 4,500 rpm. It is mated to either a five-speed manual or a five-speed AMT.
In the CNG spec, the Santro develops 58 bhp at 5,500 rpm and 84 Nm at 4,500 rpm. The manual/AMT variants return 20.3 kmpl apiece while the CNG is claimed capable of 30.48 km/kg. The new Era Executive costs Rs. 4.15 lakh (ex-showroom) making it nearly Rs. 25,000 costlier than the outgoing DLite.
The variants with added features Magna petrol MT, Magna CNG and Sportz AMT cost Rs. 4.72 lakh Rs. 5.38 lakh and Rs. 5.60 lakh respectively (ex-showroom, New Delhi).