Think again if you thought the Hyundai Santro was dead! Hyundai Motor India Ltd., which entered the Indian car market with the Santro in 1997, could be well on its way to bring back the popular tallboy! Hyundai plans to launch an all-new Santro by 2018! The Hyundai Eon, which is currently the smallest Hyundai car in India, has failed to affect sales performance of Maruti Alto. Furthermore, the Maruti WagonR continues to dominate the upper-A segment. Hence, Hyundai India could be planning to launch the all-new Santro to rival the Marutis in the entry-level market. Nothing’s currently official about the new Hyundai Santro 2017. However, we have compiled all the available details in this report here. So read on for new 2018 Hyundai Santro Launch Date, Price and Images-
New 2018 Hyundai Santro Launch Date
|Launch Date (expected)||September 2018|
Hyundai India Motor Limited’s MD and CEO, Mr. Y. K. Koo 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’, the employees at the company’s Tamil Nadu plant are already calling the AH2 the “new Santro”. Expect the new 2018 Hyundai Santro to launch during the festive period of 2018.
New 2018 Hyundai Santro Price in India
|Minimum Price||Rs 4 Lakh|
|Maximum Price||Rs 5 Lakh|
|2017 Hyundai Santro Sportz||INR 4.58 Lakhs|
|2017 Hyundai Santro Asta||INR 4.91 Lakhs|
Safely 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 remain unconfirmed, bringing back the nameplate could prove to be beneficial. Currently, the Eon and i10 are nowhere close to their competitors in terms of sales. An all-new product with a strong brand recognition could be just what the doctors ordered.
New 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.
New 2018 Hyundai Santro Mileage
The earlier Santro offered a good mix of fuel efficiency and performance and the 2017 Santro should be no different. As the engine will be shared with the Eon, the new Santro 2017 could offer up to 21 KMPL!
New 2018 Hyundai Santro Design
The new 2018 Santro will feature company’s Fluidic Design theme to remain in sync with other Hyundai models on sale in the country.On the inside, the car is expected to have segment-leading space and a long list of features. 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. The next generation Santro’s design could look like an evolved version of the original car’s exterior.
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