With more than 8,500 units of the new Hyundai Santro sold since its launch on October 23, it has been quick to overtake Tata Tiago and Renault Kwid on the sales charts
The latest generation Hyundai Santro has sold 8,535 units in the month of October. With a strong start, the small car has managed to overtake both Tata Tiago (7,549 units) and Renault Kwid (6,035 units).
Also, at this rate, the new Hyundai Santro should not be too far from catching up with the Maruti Celerio (9,260 units). From this, it gets clear that the Hyundai Santro has been quick with making a strong impression on the small car buyers.
Hyundai Motor India Ltd started taking bookings of the new Hyundai Santro on 10 October 2018. The latest generation of the small car has already garnered over 30,000 bookings so far. The new model is on sale at a starting price of Rs 3,89,900. Its top-end model costs Rs 5,64,900 (ex-showroom). At this price point, it competes with cars like the Tata Tiago, Renault Kwid 1.0, Maruti Wagon R and Maruti Celerio.
The new Hyundai Santro is based on the K1 platform. It is available in two fuel variants – Petrol and CNG. Powering the car is a 1.1-litre four-cylinder engine that produces a maximum power of 69 PS at 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 10.4 kgm at 4,500 rpm when run on petrol.
On CNG, it offers 59 PS at 5,500 rpm and 8.6 kgm at 4,500 rpm. The gasoline burner has an ARAI-tested mileage of 20.3 km/l. Transmission options for the petrol variant of the new Hyundai Santro include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed SmartAuto AMT. The CNG variant can be bought only with a manual transmission.
The new Hyundai Santro measures 3,610 mm in length, 1,645 mm in width, and 1,560 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,400 mm. It rides on 14-inch steel wheels, with alloy wheels not present on any trim level even as an option. Its front suspension includes a MacPherson strut with a stabiliser bar, while it gets a Coupled Torsion Beam at the rear.