Korean auto-giant, Hyundai is gearing up for the launch of much-awaited new small car – codenamed AH2 – in the Indian market. Likely to be called the new-gen Hyundai Santro, the small car will probably go on sale in October, ahead of Diwali. The company has released the first official sketch, revealing the side profile of the small car.
Hyundai also says that “Hyundai unveils first design renders of most awaited contemporary family car based on Modern Tall Boy Concept code named AH2! The render images depict Hyundai Motor India’s Respect for the Past and Confidence of the Future. Targeted to the families seeking comfort and space with uncompromised Style!” Read: Hyundai Kona SUV – What To Expect
This statement clearly suggests that the new model will carry tall-boy crossover-ish design, which is currently the most preferred among Indian buyers. Adding to it, Hyundai also hinted towards comfortable and spacious cabin, expect better practicality and more features in the new Santro. Design inspiration for the small car comes from Hyundai’s latest Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language, which we have already seen on the Grand i10 and the Elite i20. The sketch depicts the side profile, which shows sculpted bonnet, aggressive bumper, strong beltline, flared wheel arches and wrap-around tail-lamps. Read – Hyundai Carlino Based SUV Is Coming Soon
The new Hyundai Santro is reportedly to be the entry-level model for the Korean brand in India, which means EON small car will be phased out from the market in near future. The new small car will be based on old i10’s platform, which has been modified for better structural integrity and safety. Going by the spy images available on the web, the new Santro will get high mounted fog lamps, sweptback headlights, aggressive bumper, flared wheel arches, 14-inch wheels and aggressive lines all around the body. Similar to the new Swift, the rear door handles are likely to be positioned on the C-pillar. Pictures – Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition Looks Super Cool
Expect cabin to feature dual-tone Black and Beige colour scheme, which is again popular among buyers in India. The top-spec model could receive a touchscreen infotainment system with modern connectivity features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The entry-level models are likely to get basic music system with Bluetooth connectivity. Check Out – Upcoming Hyundai Cars In India
The 2018 Hyundai Santro will be powered by a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine paired to either a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. For people not in the know, the Santro will be Hyundai’s first car to feature AMT gearbox. Expected to be priced in the range of Rs 3 lakh – 5 lakh, the new Santro will take on the likes of Tata Tiago, Maruti Celerio and the Renault Kwid 1.0L.
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