Hyundai has already received more than 40,000 bookings for the hatchback and here are the top five things you should know about Santro
Hyundai officially launched the much awaited new Santro on October 23rd and the hatchback was one of the most awaited models to be introduced in India as the earlier generation was so popular among people. Apart from the name, there is nothing common with its predecessor and here are the top five things you should know about Santro.
The Santro is positioned between Eon and Grand i10 in Hyundai’s lineup. The hatchback is available in five variants – D-Lite, Era, Magna, Sportz and Asta. The company is also offering an automatic transmission and it is available in Magna and Sportz variants only. The hatchback price starts at Rs. 3.89 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs. 5.45 lakh (both prices, Ex-Showroom).
Hyundai Santro Prices
D-Lite – Rs.3.89 lakh
Era – Rs. 4.24 lakh
Magna – Rs. 4.57 lakh
Magna (AT) – Rs. 5.18 lakh
Sportz – Rs. 4.99 lakh
Sportz (AT) – Rs. 5.46 lakh
Asta – Rs. 5.49 lakh
Hyundai has given an all-new design theme for new Santro and it took some inspirations from Grand i10 also as the company has given swept back headlamps along with new signature cascading grille of Hyundai. The fog lamps are positioned slightly higher on the body and the front end gives a wider stance for the hatchback.
The side design is simple and the hatchback continues the tall body theme of its predecessor. The top end models come with 14-inch wheels while lower variant gets 13-inch wheels. Hyundai is not offering alloy wheels and the rear get new set of tail lamps and an updated bumper with integrated reflectors along with spoiler also. Overall, the exterior design is smart and appealing.
3. Segment First and Safety Features
Hyundai is always known for packing the products with lots of features and the Santro is not different as the hatchback come with some segment first features like 6.94-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, reverse camera with parking sensors and rear AC vents.
The Santro also come with safety features like ABS with EBD, driver-side airbag, engine immobiliser, child safety door locks and driver side seat belt as standard while the top end model gets dual airbags, rear defogger, front seatbelt pre-tensioners with load limiters, speed-sensing door lock and impact-sensing door unlock.
4. Dimensions and Platform
The new Santro is based on K1 platform, which is derived from the BA platform of Grand i10 as the company made lots of improvements to make it stronger. Hyundai has used 63 per cent high strength steel to make the body of Santro rigid and it will help the hatchback to meet the upcoming safety rules.
The hatchback measures 3,610 mm in length, 1,645 mm in width and 1,560 mm in height. The wheelbase of Santro is 2,400 mm, which gives good interior room for both front and rear passengers along with 235 litres of boot space. The fuel tank capacity of new Santro is 35 litres, which is par among with competitors.
The Santro is powered by a new 1.1 L four-cylinder petrol engine producing 69 PS of power at 5,500 rpm and 99 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. This engine is mated to 5-speed manual gearbox and the Santro is the first model from Hyundai to come with AMT transmission. According to ARAI, the Santro return 20.3 kmpl (both manual and auto).
The hatchback is also offered with a CNG option as it produces 59 PS of power at 5,500 rpm and 84 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. The company has given 8 kgs of CNG fuel tank and it comes with dual ECI setup along with matrix injection and Filler Valve with Micro Switch. The engine is tuned for the city and occasional highway driving.