New Hyundai Santro in the Works?


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 Hyundai Santro 2017 Launch Date, Price and Images-


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New Hyundai Santo 2017 Launch Date

Model Name Expected Launch Date
New Hyundai Santro Early 2018

Rumours abound that the new Hyundai Santro 2017 model will be launched in India by 2018. However, some of our sources at HMIL have revealed that the manufacturer has been working overtime to speed up the development of the next generation Santro. Hence, in most likelihood, the new Hyundai Santro 2017 launch date could fall in the last quarter of 2017!

Once launched, the new Santro will rival the likes of Maruti Wagon R, Chevrolet Beat and top end variants of the Renault Kwid.

New Hyundai Santro 2017 Price in India

2017 Hyundai Santro Prices (Expected)
2017 Hyundai Santro Era INR 4.03 Lakhs
2017 Hyundai Santro Magna INR 4.37 Lakhs
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 2017 Hyundai Santro prices could start at INR 4.00 lakhs. The top-end variant could cost close to INR 4.90.

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 that replaces the i10 might just be what Hyundai needs. Christening it Santro will help as the car was a strong brand name till it was sold here.

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new hyundai santro 2017 images rear spy pic
New Hyundai Santro 2017 launch could happen in Q4,2017

New Hyundai Santro 2017 Specifications

2017 Hyundai Santro Specifications

Engine Displacement 998 cc
Fuel Type Petrol
Max. Power 68 bhp @ 6200 RPM
Max. Torque 94 Nm @ 3500 RPM
Transmission Manual
No. of Gears 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Mileage 21 KMPL

The Hyundai Santro was launched in India with a 1.0-litre engine. Over the years, the Santro was given several mechanical updates and it got a bigger 1.1-litre engine around the latter half of its career. This is the same 1.1-litre engine which was re-tuned to power the Hyundai i10 and even the Getz premium hatchback. However, for the new Hyundai Santro 2017, the manufacturer could use the Eon‘s 1.0-litre motor. This would ensure that the new Santro gets a more modern and fuel efficient engine than the old Santro.

There are slim chances of the 2017 Santro getting a Diesel heart. However, one can safely expect a CNG-powered variant that could also attract the fleet operators. Transmission options, in most likelihood, will be restricted to a  5-speed Manual Gearbox. It may be noted that the Wagon R is available with an optional AMT. However, HMIL is yet to launch AMT on any of its cars and we feel that there’s still some time before HMIL brings Automated Manual Transmissions for its India lineup.

New Hyundai Santro 2017 Mileage

2017 Hyundai Santro Mileage

City 17 KMPL
Highway 21 KMPL
Overall 19 KMPL

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!


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 2017 Santro’s tallboy design. The next generation Santro’s design could look like an evolved version of the original car’s exterior. As we said, the pictures here are not of the next Santro. However, the new Hyundai Santro 2017 is sure to bear at least some resemblance to the earlier version.

new hyundai santro 2017 images front spy pic
Some claimed these to be spy shots of the upcoming Santro. But that is not the case

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the new Hyundai Santro 2017 Launch Date, Price in India along with more spy pics.

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  1. I am very excited that about listen again come back Santro so I will wait for relaunching ,this car is my fav and I like very much so plz very fast relaunched

  2. I want new model of Hyundai santro….Get me the right price and the launch date…I want to buy it.

  3. Hi Hyundai team first to fall my good wishes for u nd i m wating for ur coming soon new sentro car nd i want to buy ur santro

  4. Santro ….the small hatchback …shouldn’t have stopped .It should be relaunched as soon as possible to kickback ignis.It should come with interiors like ignis with 7inch touchscreen,beige interior.Exterior can remain same as the old maestro.

  5. I want new model of Hyundai santro….Get me the right price and the launch date…I want to buy it.

  6. I want to buy new santro. I hope it is little bigger wheelbase as earlier.
    Launch date ??

  7. I am very excited to buy this car. Because there are so many things which are differ this car to another big hatchback cars. It is affordable for almost every Indian. I m proud to be able to share something….. bye

  8. The pricing part is vital. The top variant
    Should not be than Rs 10,000 over the
    Wagon R top model.
    Ensure fuel efficiency is around 20 km
    For city drive at a of speed of 50 km.
    It is a very good move , please hurry up , you People are allowing wagon R to grow and becoming strong.

    Come with rich colours of premium brands . Ensure back bumper should be strong enough with rib design.

    Tails lamp are good for old model , very
    Light change is required , keeping cost
    Into factor. Regarding front lamps , the
    Quality of outer cover material should
    Be absolutely clear and it should not become dull after some time .

    The dash board and other plastic portions should be of Hyundai standard.

    Please that you really make dent at market place and give a punch to Suzuki.

    Thanks and regards
    Dayanand kuparati
    99 637 99 222

  9. i am interested to new santro. I am looking for exchange with old santro to new santrol 2017. company must provide exchange offer for exisisting santro user for exchange offer with good offer. I am using 2019 model santro xing gls with only 38000 km running.

  10. Thrilled to know relaunching of my Darling Sentro.I had bought one in 2003 and been worrying for its replacement as it is completing 15 years next year with excellent record of trouble free service n with no suitable another matching option.
    Welcome back Sentro.Look forward to your new models.I love you.

  11. Indian people loves simplicity and fine finishing of santro….. I think this is best car for small budget buyers…. I will not buy a car because I wait relaunching of santro

  12. I drive santro 1 lake k m last 10 years santro is orgenal Indian road car I plan to buy a new santro family car 2018 jan

  13. i am interested to new santro. I am looking for exchange with old santro to new santrol 2017. company must provide exchange offer for exisisting santro user for exchange offer with good offer. I am using 2009 (aug) model santro xing gls with only 38000 km running.

  14. I m intrested in buying a new Santo car next year can I tell us when it’s launched .New santro launched in 2017 or 2018 at Whitch month ?

  15. Eagerly waiting for Santro Brew launching date. I am still using old Santro Xing and Wkg well even after 9 years. Now I want to replace my old Santro with NEW Santro.Pls reply launching date for NEW Santro.


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