Hyundai Santro trims get updated with new features. Era and D-lite variant discontinued.
Hyundai Santro gets updated with a new trim, Era Executive, while the Korean manufacturers boycott the base D-lite and Era variants. The executive variant will now be offered with more features. The hatchback does not receive any changes under the hood.
Era Executive now gets front power windows, air-conditioner, and body coloured bumpers which were missing from the D-lite trim. Rear ac vents which were earlier seen on the Era trim skips the new Hyundai Santro Era Executive variant.
Similarly, for the Magna Trim it now gets steering mounted controls, an audio system with Bluetooth connectivity on both manual and CNG variants. Sportz AMT now gets a rear-view camera as a convenience feature and gets front passenger airbag along with front seat-belt pretensioners.
Hyundai Santro offers Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic brake distribution (EBD), seat belt warning, child safety lock as standard features across all variants. However, it is the top-spec Asta trim which gets dual front airbags while the others only get driver-side airbag. Rear parking sensors are missed on all trims.
Hyundai Santro offers a dual-tone interior layout along with a slick 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The turbine-like ac surely catches your attention and the gold finish accents surrounding steering wheel, ac-vents and gear knob make the car feel upmarket.
Currently, Hyundai Santro is available in one engine option, which gets petrol and CNG as fuel options. The 1.1-litre petrol motor churns out 68 bhp of power on tap with a peak torque of 99 Nm. There is a 10% drop in power figures and the CNG stands at 58 bhp with 84 Nm of torque. The hatchback is available in both AMT and manual gearbox.
The prices for the new Era Executive trim starts at Rs 4.15 lakh and the top-spec trim goes up to Rs 5.67 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Earlier, the prices for the Santro have started at Rs 3.90 lakh for the D-lite trim but it was voided of all the premium features. Hyundai Santro competes with the likes of Tata Tiago, Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Maruti WagonR.