Te mid-spec Hyundai Santro Magna and Sportz trims will be offered in both manual and AMT gearbox options.
Korean automaker, Hyundai will officially launch the new Santro tall-boy hatchback in India on October 23, 2018. If media reports are to be believed, the new small car will come in 5 trim levels out of which, the mid-spec Magna and Sportz trims will be offered in both manual and AMT gearbox options. The CNG-fitted Santro will also come in 5 trim levels; however, it will miss out on AMT gearbox.
The new Santro will be brand’s first AMT car in India. This newly developed AMT gearbox will also make its way into other Hyundai’s including next Grand i10 and Xcent. Under the hood of the new Santro is a 1.1-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 68bhp of power and 99Nm of torque. The AMT unit is not offered on the top-spec Asta model, which means it will miss out on top-end features like reverse camera, rear air-con vents and a large 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. Also See – 2018 Hyundai Santro vs Maruti WagonR
Features like driver side airbag, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and multi-functional steering wheel will come as standard across the line-up. The report further suggests that the AMT version of the Santro is around Rs 30,000 more than the respective manual gearbox-equipped model. The new Hyundai Santro will take on the likes of Tata Tiago, Maruti Suzuki Celerio and the Renault Kwid 1.0L. Also See – 2018 Hyundai Santro Vs Renault Kwid
Hyundai claims that the petrol version of the Santro will deliver a fuel efficiency of 20.3kmpl. The CNG model is claimed to deliver 30.5km/kg. In terms of proportions, the new Santro is longer and wider than the previous model. It measures 3,610mm in length, 1,645mm in width and 1,560mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,400mm. The hatchback has a ground clearance of 160mm.