The Hyundai Santro is one of the oldest hatchbacks in the Indian market today and continues to soldier on despite new competitors coming into the market. Celebrating 15 years of the Santro’s launch, Hyundai has launched a Celebration Edition of the Santro, priced at Rs. 3.81 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.
Last month, the Hyundai Santro sold 2,961 cars, which is more than some of the newer competitors it has encountered. Over the past 12 months, the Santro has sold nearly 41,000 cars, which is quite a sizeable number for Hyundai, and hence it makes sense to give it a slight refresh to make it feel special on its 15th anniversary. Also read: Used Hyundai Santro buyers checklist
What’s new with the Santro Celebration Edition
Here’s what is new with the Hyundai Santro Celebration Edition. It is based on the GL Plus variant of the car, which is normally priced at Rs. 3.70 lakh. The car is available in three colours – coral white, sleek silver and mushroom. It has additional features fitted to it such as a reverse parking sensor system with LED display. Interestingly, the display is located on the rear hatch and can be viewed in the rear-view mirror. It also has a Blaupunkt single-DIN audio system that plays CDs, MP3 and USB drives with Aux-in and two speakers. It also has a manual rear curtain.
Externally the car sports body graphics along its side and it also has a chrome strip at the rear over the number plate to add to the style.
The Hyundai Santro is powered by a 1.1 litre petrol engine that puts out 62 bhp of power and 96 Nm of torque with a five-speed manual transmission. It has a claimed fuel efficiency of about 17 kmpl. What appeals to buyers is the car’s simplicity, reliability and ease of driving, with its tall boy design. It is a good first car for a lot of buyers. Also read: Community speak – Hyundai Santro vs Maruti Wagon-R
The additional goodies on the Celebration Edition, for an additional Rs. 11,000, is good value considering adding all these accessories aftermarket could cost slightly more. The Celebration Edition is a sign that the Hyundai Santro is going to soldier on for a while longer.