Hyundai Santro Launch Live: Price, Features, Details and More
News18.com | October 23, 2018, 1:16 PM IST
The Hyundai Santro is set to re-enter the Indian market today in the form of the all-new 2018 Hyundai Santro. The car has officially been revealed by the company and the bookings for the new car also began a couple of weeks back. The car has already been spotted several times on the road during the pre-testing phase ahead of launch. Also, the prices of the new car were leaked online a week before the launch. As per the temporary price list leaked online, the prices of the new 2018 Hyundai Santro stars from Rs 3.88 lakh (ex-showroom). The leaked list also shows that the new Santro will be available in 9 different configurations. The all-new Santro is built on the new platform along with the application of 63% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) + High Strength Steel (HSS), helping to achieve prominent Static & Dynamic Airbag provides uncompromised safety. Launched in India in 1998, the Hyundai Santro has completed 20 years journey in India. In a strategy to push the Hyundai i10 and Hyundai Eon sales and growing emission norms, Hyundai pulled the plug from one of the most popular car in 2014. Targeting about 8,000-9,000 units per month domestic sales of its new Santro car model, Hyundai Motor India is planning to ship out about 20,000-30,000 units per year. The details of the car have officially been revealed by the company but the prices are yet to be announced. Keep watching this space for more updates.
When it comes to the engine, the all-new Santro is equipped with the 4-cylinder 1.1-litre petrol motor. The all-new Santro will be the first Hyundai model to offer in-house developed Smart Auto AMT Technology and will have a factory fitted CNG option as well.
Oct 23, 2018 12:08 pm (IST)
The all-new Santro will come packed with new age technology including segment-first like 17.64 cm (6.94-inch) touchscreen audio video system.
Oct 23, 2018 12:05 pm (IST)
The new Santro will have 1st in segment features like touch screen info system with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, voice recognition, rear AC vents, parking camera and more.
In order to play in the two segments, the company has reduced the height of the new Santro to 1,560 mm and extended its length to 3,610 mm. The old Santro stood 1,590 mm tall and had a length of 3,565 mm.
Oct 23, 2018 11:14 am (IST)
Hyundai Santro will also be made in Vietnam where Hyundai Motor has a joint venture for the domestic market there. The company hopes to sell about 550,000 units in the domestic market and export about 160,000 units in 2018.
Oct 23, 2018 11:10 am (IST)
As per Hyundai, India will be the hub for company's small cars and Santro will be shipped out from January 2019 onwards to North America, Middle East, South Africa and other markets.