Hyundai Santro moniker officially made a comeback yesterday. Hyundai has also released a new Television Commercial (TVC) to attract the buyers.
Hyundai has already officially started taking the bookings for the car and the deliveries and the price announcement will happen on the 23rd October. Hyundai has set the booking amount Rs. 11,000 and the first 50,000 customers will get the all-new Santro at its introductory price.
The TVS reveals the exterior design of the all-new Santro. As it is based on the i10 platform, the body looks familiar to the now-discontinued hatchback. The all-new Santro gets a trapezoidal chrome grille at the front and it is placed in a bigger black enclosure.
The same enclosure also houses the fog lamps, which makes the Santro look wider. It gets elongated headlamps and a few creases on the side. However, the overall design is not very busy. The TVC also highlights the tall-body design of the hatchback, one of the reasons behind first-generation Santro’s runaway success.
Just like all the other Hyundai cars, the Santro will come loaded with features. It will get a touchscreen infotainment system that gets both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It also gets a rear AC-vent. Both the features are first-in-the-segment. The all-new Santro also gets drive-side airbag and ABS as standard across all the variants. It is in accordance with the new BNVSAP rules that will be implemented from April 2019.
The all-new Santro will be powered by a 1.1-litre petrol engine and will be available in CNG versions too. There will be no diesel engine on the offer but for the first time, Hyundai will offer the AMT automatic transmission in India. The automatic transmission has been developed in-house by the South Korean manufacturer and will debut the Santro. With the rising popularity of the automatics, the AMT will allow Hyundai to keep the price of the automatic variants competitive.
The Santro will take on the likes of Tata Tiago, Maruti Celerio and Renault Kwid. Hyundai has also officially confirmed that it will not replace the Eon and will be positioned above it.
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