The new 2018 Santro will have upmarket features like touchscreen infotainment system and segment-first rear AC vents
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is all raved about introducing the new generation Santro for domestic buyers on October and making the proposition highly attractive, the first lot of 50,000 customers will get special introductory prices. We know that the rejuvenated tallboy hatchback will be priced aggressively in the market for estimated price between Rs. 3.6 lakh and Rs. 5.4 lakh (ex-showroom).
It makes a big deal as it will entice customers to book the Santro that currently has been opened online only for Rs. 11,000. The new Hyundai Santro follows the footsteps of its erstwhile predecessor which played an integral part in the brand becoming second largest automaker in the nation, and the no-frills affordable hatchback has a modern exterior with emphasis on space inside the cabin.
The 2018 Santro retains tall nature of the first-gen model enhancing room for the occupants on the inside and it has appealing design elements blending the global styling for Indian roads with a grinny face featuring wide front grille covering the bumper section with fog lamps placed on either side. The sleek headlamps are position atop the grille while the roofline is rather straightforward.
Hyundai will offer the new Santro with a large touchscreen infotainment system enabling Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Bluetooth support, first-in-segment rear AC vents, reverse parking sensor and camera in the top-spec variants, and so on. Some important bits like projector headlamps, alloy wheels and LED DRLs are not available to keep the pricing highly affordable.
Constructed on 63 percent high strength steel, the new Santro will have 1 lakh km/3 year warranty and gets seven colour options namely Silver, Stardust, Polar white, Marina blue, Fiery red, Diana green and Imperial beige. It is powered by 1.1-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine producing 69 PS and 99 Nm.
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It is coupled with either a five-speed manual or a five-speed AMT with 20.3 kmpl claimed fuel economy. The CNG option, on the other hand, develops 59 PS and 84 Nm to deliver 30.5 km/kg. The new Santro competes primarily against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Tata Tiago and Renault kwid in the vastly competitive entry-level space.