Hyundai Santro 2018 is all set to launch in India during the month of October this year. Its prices will fall in the range of INR 3.5 lakh to 6.5 lakh. This will make it compete against the likes of Maruti Wagon R, Tata Tiago and Renault KWID.
Hyundai Motors India is soon going to introduce an all-new entry-level hatchback in India. The South Korean automaker has confirmed that this new vehicle is going to launch in India during the month of October this year. Likely to be named the Santro, this car will bring back the well-renowned moniker of the original compact hatch to India. The new Santro is going to replace the i10 from Hyundai’s model line-up in our country. However, speculations suggest that it will use the same power terrains as the former. Unlike the i10 however, the 2018 Santro will score high on safety, equipment list and practicality. Not only this, but this new entry-level hatchback is going to be Hyundai’s first car to launch in India with an AMT gearbox.
Hyundai Santro 2018- Launch Date
Hyundai has already commenced testing this hatchback on Indian roads. We were expecting to see its first public debut in India during the 2018 Auto Expo. However, that did not happen. Now we expect Hyundai to launch the next-generation of this vehicle in India sometime during the latter half of 2018.
|Launch Date||Festive Season 2018|
Hyundai Santro 2018- Price In India
This new compact hatchback will replace the i10 hatchback in Hyundai model line-up in India. Hence, it will find its place in-between the Eon and the Grand i10. Consequently, expect the prices to fall in the range of INR 3.5 Lakh to INR 6 Lakh.
|Expected Price||INR 3.5 Lakh to INR 5.5 Lakh|
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Hyundai Santro 2018- Engine Specifications
The next-generation Hyundai’s small car will get a petrol engine in its line-up. This is going to be the same 1.0-litre motor that the current spec i10 uses. This motor produces 68 BHP of power along with 99 Nm of peak torque. The 2018 Santro is going to get a 5-speed manual transmission as standard. Hyundai might also introduce an automatic variant as well.
|Engine||1.0-litre, 3-cylinder VTVT|
Hyundai Santro 2018- Mileage
Entry-level vehicles from Hyundai are known for their frugal nature. Consequently, we expect this car to deliver close to 20 km/l of average fuel economy.
|Engine||1.0-litre, 3-cylinder VTVT|
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Hyundai Santro 2018- Exteriors
One of the major changes that this hatchback is going to get is in terms of its exterior design. With this generation update, this vehicle will not lose its compact dimensions. The design will imply Hyundai Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. Consequently, expect the hatchback to get a sharp yet elegant exterior design. The 2018 Santro might borrow some of its design cues from the Grand i10. That said, in-line with other Hyundai vehicles, the overall exterior profile of the new Santro will portray an elegant layout. It will have a decent use of chrome accents, in order to enhance its premium appeal. Furthermore, going by the spy images, we can expect the Santro to come with a sharp silhouette, giving it a slight sporty character.
Hyundai Santro 2018- Interiors
Another major change in the new Hyundai Santro is going to be its interior design layout. Hyundai cars always have a premium fit and finish of their cabins, irrespective of the segment in which the vehicle falls in. Hence, the next-generation of this vehicle is also going to have an up-market and plusher cabin. Buyers in the compact hatchback segment want their cars to be highly ergonomic and full of usable spaces. Hence, expect the new Santro to offer a wide array of storage spaces and practical features. Keeping in line with the up-market appeal of the interiors, Hyundai is likely to provide this small car with a dual-tone colour scheme of back and beige.
Hyundai Santro 2018- Features
Hyundai cars have always been a step ahead of its competition when it comes to loading their cars with features and creature comforts. Consequently, we expect the top-spec variant of the new Santro to get a host of features onboard. These may include a touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate controls, steering mounted controls along with electrically adjustable ORVMS.
- Electrically Adjustable ORVMs
- Steering Mounted Controls
- Tilt Adjustable Steering Wheel
- Height Adjustable Driver’s Seat
- Automatic Climate Control
- Touchscreen Infotainment System
- Bluetooth Telephony
- Alloy Wheels
- LED Daytime Running Lights
Hyundai Santro 2018- Safety Features
Apart from features, this hatchback will also score high in terms of its safety quotient. Right from the base variant, the 2018 Santro is going to get ABS with EBD and dual airbags as standard. In addition to this, the hatchback will also get ISOFIX child seat mounts.
- ABS with EBD
- ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
- Seat-Belt Pretensioners
Hyundai Santro 2018- Competition
The primary competitor for the new-age Santro is going to be the Maruti Wagon R. Other than this, it will also compete against the likes of Tata Tiago, Ford Figo and some variants of the New Swift.
Hyundai Santro 2018- Overview
|Model||Hyundai Santro 2018|
|Launch Date||October 2018|
|Price||INR 3.5 Lakh to INR 5.5 Lakh|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual/ 5-Speed AMT|
|Features||Touchscreen Infotainment System, Auto Climate, Projector headlamps, LED DRLs, Alloy Wheels|
|Safety Features||Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Reverse Parking Sensors, Reverse Parking Camera|
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