The new Hyundai Santro model is likely to be priced as low as Rs 4 lakh for the base variant, and Rs 6 lakh for the top-end model.
Internally known as 'AH', the new Hyundai Santro 2018 will carry a tall boy design, and crossover-ish traits and stance.
November 19, 2016 – Hyundai India’s most popular hatchback – Hyundai Santro – is all set to make a comeback in the country. A latest report suggests that the small hatchback will come as a replacement to the Hyundai i10 (not the Grand i10) in India sometime in 2018. Ditching the old ‘Tall Boy’ design, the new Hyundai Santro 2018 will come with an evolved design to appeal young buyers. The leaked development details state that the 2018 Santo “will be tallish, but will look much younger, sleeker and stylish”.
Hyundai is hoping that the next Santro will help it counter the popular Renault Kwid, which has managed to outsell most of its rivals. Launched in 2015, the Kwid has also affected the sales of Hyundai’s entry-level Eon. Another reason behind bringing back the Santro is said to be the consistent interest and queries of customers for the Santro. Based on the findings of its marketing and sales department, the new model will be designed in India by Hyundai’s R&D centre in Hyderabad. Also Read – Hyundai Verna 2017 – Explained in 7 Quick Points
Reports say that the new Hyundai Santro’s development and launch will cost Rs 1,000 crore. Moreover, India will serve as the global manufacturing hub for the new Santro. The prototype of the small car is being developed by Hyundai’s engineers in South Korea. The new model will be the first fully automatic car in its league. The Korean auto giant is also considering an AMT variant.
Here’s everything you need to know about the new Hyundai Santro 2018 in 5 quick points –
The new Hyundai small car will mark its presence in the Indian market in the first half of 2018. There is a possibility of the hatchback mak its comeback in October (2018), since the vehicle was first launched in India in the same month in 1998.
|Base Model||Rs 4 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 6 lakh|
The new Hyundai Santro model is likely to be priced as low as Rs 4 lakh for the base variant, and Rs 6 lakh for the top-end model. Read More About – Hyundai Grand i10 Special Edition | Hyundai Xcent Special Edition
The new Hyundai Santro (codenamed AH) will be carrying crossover-ish stance, and look more contemperory than the old model. The new model will be based on an all-new platform that will be produced locally. Hyundai will share this new platform with the Kia brand. Though the exterior and interior details are yet to be revealed, we expect it to be more up-market and sportier than the old model.
|Engine Options||800cc or 1.0-litre Petrol|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual & AMT or 4-speed AT|
At the heart of the new Hyundai Santro could be an 800cc or a 1.0-litre engine. Hyundai will tune the powertrain (whichever comes on the hatchback) for achieving higher fuel efficiency and better performance. Transmission duties could be taken care of by a 5-speed manual. Rumor suggests that the 2018 Santo will Hyundai’s first small car to get an AMT (automated manual transmission) gearbox.
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