The all-new Hyundai Santro has gotten off to a flyer. 25,000 people have already booked the new hatchback, which was launched yesterday at a price of Rs. 3.89 lakhs. The new Hyundai Santro’s pre-bookings were opened on the 9th of October, and in a matter of 2 weeks, the car has logged 25,000 bookings.
Notably, the first 50,000 people to book the new Santro will get the car at the introductory price tag, which ranges between Rs. 3.89 lakhs and Rs. 5.35 lakhs. The car rivals the Maruti WagonR and Tata Tiago. It is available with petrol and petrol-CNG variants.
The engine is a 1.1 liter-4 cylinder unit that is borrowed from the previous generation Hyundai i10. On the new Santro, this motor makes 69 PS of peak power and 99 Nm of peak torque, making it more powerful than the WagonR’s 3 cylinder motor but less powerful than the Tata Tiago’s engine. Mileage is rated at 20.3 Kmpl, making the car less efficient than both the Tiago and WagonR.
A 5 speed manual gearbox is standard on the car, with a 5 speed AMT option offered on two variants – Magna and Sportz. The AMT variants have the same mileage as the manual trims. The CNG powered Santro is also available in 2 variants – Magna and Sportz. The manual version is available in 5 variants: DLite, Era, Magna, Sportz and Asta.
The top-end Asta trim gets twin airbags, ABS+EBD and reverse parking sensors + camera. The lower variants get a driver’s airbag, ABS+EBD and reverse parking sensors. The top-end trim also adds a touchscreen infotainment unit – a best-in-class feature – with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
All variants of the car offer another best-in-class feature – a rear AC blower. The new Santro gets beige-black dual tone interiors, and the design is quite fresh and appealing. The AC vents are similar to those offered by Mercedes Benz luxury cars, and look quite classy. Overall, the new Hyundai Santro is a car that looks quite good, inside out. The large number of pre-bookings underscore the acceptance of the new car.