The Hyundai Santro is about to make a comeback in all new avatar. Yes, the new generation Hyundai Santro launch is very much in the offing and the new car will likely debut at the Auto Expo 2018. The new model Santro has been spied on numerous occasions and once again, we have some new images and a video of the upcoming new car. So far, we’ve got to know that the new Santro will be larger and more feature-laden than the original tallboy. Our guess is that the new car will replace the Eon in the company’s product portfolio for India. In all chances, the 2018 Hyundai Santro will end up rivalling the likes of Maruti WagonR and Renault Kwid 1.0.
Powering the new 2018 Hyundai Santro will be a new low-displacement petrol engine whose production has already commenced at the company’s production facility in Tamil Nadu. There are good chances that the new Santro would become the first-ever Hyundai India car to offer an AMT. It may be noted here that Young Kee Koo, CEO, Hyundai India, has already announced that the company will launch AMT models in 2018. Previous sightings have revealed that the car will get a dashboard-mounted touchscreen infotainment unit that is likely to offer smartphone compatibility.
2018 Hyundai Santro Launch Date
|Launch Date (expected)||September 2018|
Mr. Y. K. Koo, MD and CEO at Hyundai Motor India Ltd, has confirmed that the launch of their new small car, which has been internally codenamed as the AH2, will take place in the second half of 2018. While the company is yet to disclose the market name of the ‘AH2’, reports abound that the employees at the company’s Tamil Nadu manufacturing facility are already calling the AH2 the “new Santro”. Expect the new 2018 Hyundai Santro to launch during the festive period of 2018.
2018 Hyundai Santro Price in India
|Minimum Price||Rs 4 Lakh|
|Maximum Price||Rs 5 Lakh|
We expect the new Santro to be priced really close to the Maruti WagonR. Our guess is that the new 2018 Hyundai Santro prices could start at Rs 4.00 lakh. The top-end variant could cost around Rs 5 lakh. While Hyundai’s plan to bring back the Santro remains unconfirmed at the moment, bringing the popular nameplate back to life could prove to be really beneficial. Currently, the Eon is nowhere close to its competitors in terms of sales numbers. An all-new product with a strong brand recognition could end up boosting sales of the company in the entry-level segment.
2018 Hyundai Santro Specifications
The new 2018 Hyundai Santro is expected to launch with an 800cc or a 1000cc engine. Specifications and other details are likely to be revealed at the car’s debut. According to the sources, the first batch of petrol engines to power the 2018 Santro have already been manufactured at HMIL’s Tamil Nadu facility. These engines will be used to carry out real-world testing of the prototypes of the upcoming budget hatchback. The upcoming new model Santro will become the first Hyundai car in India to offer AMT. A Diesel engine option looks highly unlikely to make it to this car.
2018 Hyundai Santro Images
2018 Hyundai Santro Interior & Exterior
As can be seen in the spy images, the Santro’s dashboard will have a touchscreen unit. Hyundai cars have always impressed with their interior quality and features. The 2018 Hyundai Santro interior should be no different. The car is likely to offer a spacious and a comfortable cabin.
The new 2018 Hyundai Santro will feature company’s Fluidic Design theme to remain in sync with other Hyundai models on sale in the country. The Hyundai Santro was the first tallboy in India. In spite of slightly oddball proportions, the Indian car market lapped up the Santro and accepted the rather unconventional design. Today, tallboys have become common in our market and hence, the Indian market shouldn’t have an issue with the 2018 Santro’s tallboy design.
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