Hyundai India has revealed that in the month of October 2018, they have posted their highest ever domestic sales of 52,001 units. This added boost is thanks to the launch of new Santro, which took place a few days ago. In just 22 days, booking numbers of the new Santro has crossed the 28,800 mark.
Domestic sales are reported at 52,001 units in October 2018, up 4.9 percent from 49,588 units sold in October 2017. Exports stood at 13,019 units, up 3.7 percent from 12,551 units sold in Oct 2017. Cumulative sales stand at 65,020 units, up 4.6 percent from 62,139 units sold last October.
Mr. Vikas Jain, National Sales Head – Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said,, “Hyundai achieved highest ever domestic sales with 52,001 units and a growth of 4.9%, on the strong demand pull created by the blockbuster launch of India’s Favourite Family Car – The All New SANTRO, improving customers sentiments and setting new benchmark in the industry. The All New SANTRO clocked wholesale of over 8500 units along with strong performance of the Hyundai ‘Ten Thousand Club Cars’ CRETA, ELITE i20 and GRAND i10.”
The new Santro comes in with a new platform, better design, long list of safety features and new powertrain options. It is offered in five variants of D-Lite, Era, Magna, Sportz and Asta. Hyundai Santro is priced from Rs 3.89-5.46 lakhs. These are introductory prices and limited for the first 50,000 customers only.
The new Hyundai Santro gets a sharper design as compared to its earlier counterpart. It gets a cascading grille, oversized fog lamps, angular headlamps and ORVMs with LED turn indicators. It also gets a larger glass area on rear door windows, dual tone bumper, short tail lamps and sits on 14” steel wheels. The body structure comprises of 63% Advanced High Strength Steel – AHSS and High Strength Steel – HSS.
Hyundai Santro gets its power via a 1.1 liter, 4 cylinder petrol engine offering 68 bhp power and 99 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed gearbox. It also gets an AMT gearbox. There is also a factory fitted CNG variant on offer which delivers making 59 PS power and 84 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. Fuel efficiency stands at 20.3 kmpl on the petrol engine with MT and AMT going up to 30.48 km/kg on the CNG. Hyundai Santro competes with the Maruti Celerio, Renault Kiwd and Tata Tiago in the premium hatchback segment.