The Hyundai Santro has been making all the right moves since its launch. The latest news is that the Santro has made it into the top 10 best selling cars of India during the October-November period. The Santro was launched on 21st October, which makes it one of the fastest entrants into the top 10 league.
To be precise, the Santro stood 10th on the list with a total 9,009 units sold. It makes it the fourth Hyundai car on the list, which otherwise is largely dominated by Maruti Suzuki.
Earlier, it seemed that the Tata Tiago would soon enter the top 10 club as the hatchback had been consistently getting good sales and also is the cheapest car in its segment. However, the Santro offers much better interiors and features along with good levels of refinement, leading it to get past the Tiago easily. Another thing worth noting is that the Santro also replaced the Maruti Suzuki Celerio from the list, which was a regular feature of the list. This shows the fall of Celerio, which was the 5th best selling car during October 2018.
However, the Maruti Suzuki WagonR still remains the king of the segment with 11,311 units sold in November itself. This is a gain of around 700 units from October, during which the car sold 10,655 units. This clearly gives a message to Hyundai that it will not be easy to shake off the reigning ‘tall boy’ car of India. the WagonR will soon be replaced by a newer generation model, which will come with many new features and offer a fresh styling to take the upcoming threat from Hyundai.
The Santro is powered by a 1.1-litre petrol engine that produces 68 Bhp of power along with 99 Nm of torque. the petrol engine returns a decent mileage of 20.3 kmpl. The CNG version, on the other hand, produces a lower 58 Bhp of power and 84 Nm of torque. The loss in power is compensated by a mileage of 30.48 km/kg, which can be a boon to people who have high daily runnings. Both petrol and CNG variants are offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox while the petrol also an AMT transmission option.
We had earlier reported how the Santro bookings were closed due to high demands which went past the manufacturing capacity. The current waiting period for the Santro stands just shy of four months. As a matter of fact, the new Santro bagged nearly 15,000 bookings even before it was official launched. This shows the kind of value the old Santro had created which led the people to book the vehicle without even getting to know it fully. The base variant of the Hyundai Santro starts at Rs. 3.89 lakhs, making it an attractive entry level hatchback.