The new Hyundai Santro has garnered a lot of attention ahead of its launch, which is scheduled for October 23, 2018 – that is tomorrow. Bookings of the car opened earlier this month, only via online. There are over 15,000 confirmed bookings which Hyundai has received for the new Santro. In order to book a Santro, one has to pay Rs 11,100 via online.
Hyundai Santro has been spied on test on numerous occasions, but this is the first time its review has been posted ahead of the launch tomorrow. The video has been posted by Youtub channel Car Mania and can be watched below or here.
2018 Hyundai Santro features new exteriors and feature loaded interiors. It is presented in 9 trims and seven exterior color shades. 2018 Hyundai Santro will continue with its tall boy stance as was seen on its earlier counterpart which dominated the Indian hatchback segment for more than a decade but was discontinued in 2015.
Its exterior will be seen with a new Signature Cascade Grille with chrome surrounds, black cladding on its front bumper and lower sides while exterior mirrors will also sport the black color scheme. It will also receive a new tailgate design and tail lamps with a new spoiler at the rear and new alloy wheels.
Interiors of the soon to be launched Santro hatchback will get updated with both features and technology. The top of the line trim gets a new dual tone interior with an infotainment system and multi information display instrument cluster. It gets a foldable rear seat which extends storage space in its boot, a spacious glove box, bottle holders and upgraded upholstery. In terms of safety, the 2018 Hyundai Santro gets ABS and EBD as standard features along with driver side airbag, voice recognition function and rear parking camera with display on screen.
Hyundai Santro will get its power via two gearbox options – manual and AMT. Fuel options on offer will be petrol and CNG. The 1.1 liter, 4 cylinder engine offers 69 hp power and gets mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. The CNG powered Santro will make 58 bhp power mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. This is a factory fitted CNG kit that is offered only on the Magna and Sports trims. The petrol engine will offer fuel efficiency to the extent of 20.3 kmpl while the CNG variant will offer 30.5 km/kg
With new features, safety updates and refreshed technology, the 2018 Hyundai Santro will gain an edge over competitors such as the Maruti Alto K10, WagonR, Renault Kwid, Tata Tiago and Datsun GO.