Hyundai has already made the affordable hatchback category hot with the unveiling of the new Santro and recent leaks suggest that the car will have a pretty cool interior design to boot. The guys at Team Bhp have got hold of some images which give a pretty good glimpse at the car’s interiors.
The new Santro’s cabin is quite well appointed. The dashboard boasts of a dual-tone theme and high quality materials, unlike what any other car in competition offers. Higher trims will sport a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system which will come with MirrorLink, voice commands, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. The touchscreen is surrounded by large AC vents placed vertically on either side. The side air-con vents too sport a fairly modern design and look cool.
The instrument cluster on the car consists of a large tachometer and a speedometer. It also gets a monochromatic multi-info display that shows readings for fuel and other important details. The speedometer features a chequered-print, grey plaque design. The steering wheel setup is similar to the one seen on the Grand i10 and Xcent, with usual media and telephony controls on it. Storage spaces are ample with a large glove box and big door pockets. There’s a single cup holder though, positioned in between the front seats. There’s also a single USB port upfront.
The Hyundai Santro will come with a 1.1 litre engine which is an updated version of the unit which did duty on the discontinued i10. The engine will produce 68 Bhp of maximum power and 99 Nm of peak torque and will come mated to either a manual or an AMT gearbox.
Hyundai is all set to launch the new Santro on 23rd of this month and bookings for the car have already started. Pricing for the car starts at 3.87 Lakh for the base DLite variant going all the way up to Rs. 5.29 Lakh for the Asta variant. For comparison, its arch rival Maruti WagonR start from Rs. 4.31 Lakhs. The company has also announced a special introductory price for the first 50,000 customers of the Santro. With the stage set, this one looks like it will repeat the history of the car it is named after.