The soon-launching 2018 Hyundai Santro can now be booked online for Rs. 11,100; gets first-ever AMT from the brand
Hyundai is all set to introduce the new Santro in the Indian market on October 23 and head of which the pre-bookings have commenced online for token of Rs. 11,100. The South Korean auto major is reviving the Santro nomenclature with much anticipation and anticipating big volumes in the process.
The new Santro will compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Tata Tiago and Renault Kwid and carries forward the tallboy design language of the original model. Going by the undisguised spy shots and what we have seen hands-on already, the new hatchback has all the recipes for success and is a bit of a looker for its segment especially in the top grades.
Hyundai has utilised its global styling to some extent as the 2018 Santro boasts the now-signature Cascading front grille that debuted in the latest i30 sold globally. Moreover, the busy front bumper and a compact rear end bode well with its conventional hatchback theme.
On the side profile though, it looks a lot like the old generation i10 and is appealing in a good way as you can see in the image here. It will be retailed in seven colour choices namely Diana Green, Typhoon Silver, Stardust Grey, Polar white, Marina blue, Fiery red, and Imperial beige and to attract first time young buyers the interior features contrast accents.
The new Santro will be sold in five grades and is constructed on the updated version of old i10’s HA platform with 63 percent high strength steel construction. Moreover, the factory-fitted CNG option will be available in two trims namely Magna and Sportz. The 1.1-litre four-cylinder petrol engine develops 69 PS and 99 Nm torque and is connected to a standard five-speed manual transmission.
Customers get an option of Hyundai’s first-ever five-speed AMT with 20.3 kmpl claimed mileage. The CNG version makes 59 PS and 84 Nm and is ARAI-certified to return 30.5 km/kg. The introductory price of around Rs. 3.8-5.3 lakh (ex-showroom) will only be eligible for first 50,000 customers.