Hyundai Santro spied ahead of 2018 Auto Expo launch/reveal

Hyundai India is working on a new small car codenamed as the AH2. The new car is likely to bring back the Santro moniker back in the market. A fresh set of spy pictures have surfaced online that shows the new car being tested around Delhi. The heavily camouflaged vehicle shows that Hyundai is inching closer to the production version of the vehicle.

The new set of spy pictures show that the vehicle gets a rear windshield wiper along with a set of block tail lamps and high mounted stop lamps. The spy pictures also reveal the wheel covers, which may or may not come with the production version of the vehicle.

The design of the production version of the car is expected to remain on the lines of the new generation Hyundai models. We can expect a large trapezoidal grille at the front while the rear design may subtly resemble the Grand i10. As Hyundai is popular for loading their vehicles with features, the upcoming hatchback is expected to get LED Daytime Running Lamps too.

Hyundai is expected to carry forward the 3-cylinder petrol engine from the Eon. We can expect both 0.8-litre version and the 1.0-litre version of the engines to be on the offer. Hyundai is yet to offer any AMT in India till date, but with the arrival of Santro, Hyundai may debut their AMT option in India.

The upcoming vehicle will be slotted between the Eon and the Grand i10 in the market. It will fill the void left by the i10 in the Hyundai’s line-up. Hyundai is expected to launch the Santro somewhere around the mid-2018. It will take on the likes of Renault Kwid and Tata Tiago in the market and is expected to be priced aggressively.