Hyundai India will reveal the official name of the upcoming AH2 hatchback (New Santro) on October 9, 2018. The company announced a contest where participants can suggest names for the Hyundai AH2 and the selected winners will stand a chance to get the car for free. This campaign will end on 25th September, 2018. The South Korean carmaker hasn’t yet revealed the official launch date of the AH2 (new Santro), but it is reported to hit showrooms on October 23, 2018.
The Hyundai AH2 (new Santro) will be the successor to the Eon that has been witnessing constant sales drop. Unlike the Hyundai Eon that’s based on the low-cost PA platform, the new hatchback will share its architecture with the Hyundai Grand i10. Read: New Hyundai Santro – A Bigger Threat To Renault Kwid Than Tata Tiago
While the new Hyundai hatchback will retain the original tall boy stance, it will feature an edgy design. The official sketch of the vehicle reveals its silhouette along with the flared wheel arches, muscular shoulder line, a slightly sloping roofline and a rear spoiler. Based on the spy pictures we have seen so far, the hatchback will get Hyundai’s signature cascading grille, steel wheels and silver hubcaps. Read: 2018 Hyundai Santro – 5 Interesting Facts
Interior will have dual-tone (Beige and Black) theme with matching fabric upholstery. Hyundai might also offer a twin-pod instrument console similar to the Grand i10. It will also get a three-spoke steering wheel with audio controls, a touchscreen infotainment system (possibly on the top-spec trim) and a single airbag. Safety features such as dual airbags and ABS (antilock braking system) could be optional. Check Out – New Hyundai Elantra Pictures & Details
Engine details of the Hyundai AH2 (new Santro) are still unknown. Though, the reports suggest that the hatchback might get the 1.1-litre petrol engine producing power worth 65bhp. The AH2 will be Hyundai’s first car to get AMT (automated manual transmission) along with the conventional 5-speed manual gearbox.
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