New Hyundai Santro launched with a host of modern technologies and features; gets efficient petrol and CNG powertrain options.
Much awaited New Hyundai Santro launched in India at a mind-blowing starting price tag of Rs 3,89,900 (ex-showroom, Pan India). Available in five different trim options, pricing for this model goes up to Rs 5,64,900 (ex-showroom, Pan India). In the most interesting product launch of the year, the 2018 Hyundai Santro rejuvenates the iconic charm it has been known for since the inception in 1998.
The 2018 Hyundai Santro comes available in both petrol and factory-fitted CNG powertrain options. Also, this marks the debut of Hyundai’s first-ever AMT gearbox that will be introduced across other future models as well. Speaking about its design, the new Santro is bigger, wider and more spacious, resulting into having a stronger road presence. It measures 3,610 mm in length, 1,645 mm in width and 1,560 mm in height alongside 2,400 mm of wheelbase. It runs on 14-inch wheels.
If we compare the new Santro with the old one, the front fascia has been completely redesigned thanks to a new large black grille with V shape that is flanked by sharp headlamps and large unusual shaped fog lamps. The side profile boasts flared wheel arches, subtle character lines, turn indicator integrated ORVMs. Moving to the back, there are compact taillights, segment leading reverse parking camera.
Inside the cabin, the 2018 Hyundai Santro feels pretty comfortable with its spaciousness. Also, the premiumness is reflected through the features and design. The elephant inspired centre console, class leading 17.64cm touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link gives a wide option of connectivity, while the stylish AC vents on dashboard reminds us of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The rear AC vents ensure a comfortable journey experience for the rear occupants. Thanks to the tallboy design, this hatchback offers enough headroom.
Coming to the safety front, the car has been designed and built keeping the pedestrian safety and occupants’ safety in mind. Dual front airbags, ABS and EBD come as standard across all variants. Power source for the hatchback is the all-new 1.1-litre four-cylinder petrol engine is capable of churning out 68 bhp of peak power at 5,500 rpm. There is a factory-fitted CNG option available as well. Based on the K1 architecture, the new Santro is available with a 5-speed manual gearbox and the brand’s first-ever AMT as well. The petrol variant offers 20.3 kmpl, while the CNG powered model returns 30.48 km/kg of mileage.