The Hyundai Santro, which has been internally codenamed AH2, is one of the biggest comeback cars of this year. The car has been tested multiple times. Recently, the car was spotted testing alongside the upcoming Creta and the newly launched Elite i20 in the hills of Ooty. The multiple pictures reveal the shape of the vehicle but the heavy camouflage that it wears hide all the body creases of the hatchback. The pictures have been sent by one of our avid readers and here are all the details that you want to know about the upcoming car.
The next-generation Santro, which has not been officially named yet will be based on the Hyundai i10 platform. It will take on the likes of Maruti Celerio and Tata Tiago in the Indian market and the launch is expected to happen in August this year. The Hyundai Santro namesake will add great value to the car although the spy pictures confirm that it will not look anything like the previous Santro that was available in India. According to Hyundai India’s MD, the upcoming car will be larger than the discontinued i10, which will make it more spacious.
The new car will, however, get a tall-boy design, which was seen in the discontinued Santro. The i10 platform of the new car gives it a similar i10-ish design silhouette. The car gets large windows to ensure that the cabin does not feel cramped and claustrophobic.
The new AH2 or the Hyundai Santro is expected to get a 1.1-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine. Even though the discontinued Santro was powered by a similar engine option, the new engine will be updated to keep up with the times. The engine is expected to generate around 68 Bhp and 100 Nm of torque. Hyundai will keep this model a petrol-only offering and will offer AMT automatic transmission too.
The upcoming Santro will bridge the gap between the Eon and the Grand i10. However, as reported earlier by a few publications, the Santro will not replace the Eon in the market.