The official sketch of new Santro was released last month and Hyundai is likely to launch the new hatchback on 23rd October in India
Hyundai is likely to launch the much awaited new Santro on 23rd October in India and it is codenamed as AH2. The company released an official sketch of new Santro last month and the model has been spotted ‘n’ number of times on Indian road. The upcoming hatchback will be based on revised HA platform of the previous generation i10.
YK Koo, MD & CEO of HMIL has already confirmed that new Santro will be bigger than i10, which was discontinued last year due to lack of volume. The new generation of Santro will continue the tall boy design theme of the previous model and spy shots have confirmed that new model design took inspirations from Grand i10.
The front gets signature grille of Hyundai along with swept-back headlamps and a new bumper. The Santro is expected to come with a 13-inch wheel on entry level variant and 14-inch alloy wheels on top end model. The tail lamp design will be new along with an integrated spoiler at the rear.
The interior also took some inspirations from Grand i10 as the company has given three-spoke steering wheel with audio controls. The centre console might get a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. We can expect the quality of materials used inside the cabin to be really good.
The company has given flat floor at the rear and top end models might come with removable headrests but the front seats get integrated headrests like those on Grand i10. We can expect Hyundai to pack new Santro with lots of features like power windows, electronically adjustable mirrors with indicators integrated into it, cooled glove box and more.
The Santro will also come with dual airbag, ABS, rear parking sensors and speed alert as standard. The company is yet to confirm engines but some reports suggest that it could be powered by 1.1 L engine from i10 producing 68 hp and 99 Nm. This engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual and new ‘Smart Auto’ AMT gearbox. Hyundai Santro will compete against Maruti Suzuki Wagon R and Tata Tiago.