New Hyundai Santro 2018 Changes And Upgrades Complete Details


The new Hyundai Santro 2018 model is going to replace the i10 from the automaker’s model line-up in India. It will get only a petrol derivative which is going to come with an automatic variant as well. The launch is likely to happen sometime during the second half of 2018. The next-generation Santro will continue to compete with its main rival, the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R.

Come festive season this year and we are finally going to see the relaunch of the much anticipated new Hyundai Santro in India. The 2018 iteration of this compact hatchback comes with an all-new exterior design which is based on Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. In addition to this, with this generation update, we expect the Santro to have a comparatively premium cabin than before. Not only this, keeping up with the times, the hatchback will also have a decent amount of features and creature comforts as well. It is likely that Hyundai will borrow the new Santro’s engine from the i10. However, it will get an automatic variant for sure. We expect Hyundai to launch the next-generation Santro in India sometime during the second half of 2018. The debut is likely to happen around the festive season. Interested in knowing more about the new Hyundai Santro 2018. In this report, we bring you every bit of information that you would want to know about this vehicle.

new hyundai santro rear profile

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Launch Date

Hyundai has already commenced testing the new Santro 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 Santro in India sometime during the latter half of 2018.

Launch Date Second Half 2018

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New Hyundai Santro 2018 Price

The new Santro 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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New Hyundai Santro 2018 Engine Specifications

The next-generation Hyundai Santro 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.

Fuel Petrol
Engine 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder VTVT
Power 68 BHP
Torque 99 Nm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual

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New Hyundai Santro 2018 Mileage

Entry-level vehicles from Hyundai are known for their frugal nature. Consequently, we expect the new Santro to deliver close to 20 km/l of average fuel economy.

Fuel Petrol
Engine 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder VTVT
Mileage 20 km/l

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Exteriors

One of the major changes that the new Santro is going to get is in terms of its exterior design. With this generation update, the Santro 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.

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New 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 the Santro 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.

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New 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

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New Hyundai Santro 2018 Safety Features

Apart from features, the new Santro 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.

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New Hyundai Santro 2018 Competition

The primary competitor for the new-age Santro is going to be the Maruti Wagon R. Other than this, the Santro will also compete against the likes of Tata Tiago, Ford Figo and some variants of the New Swift.

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