2018 Hyundai Santro Changes And Upgrades Complete Details


The Hyundai Santro 2018 model will launch in India during the month of October this year. It will replace the Hyundai Eon and hence become the automaker’s entry-level vehicle in India.

Hyundai Motor India is all set to launch an all-new entry-level hatchback in India. This new model is going to replace the Eon from the automaker’s model line-up. And consequently, sit below the Grand i10 in its portfolio. As a result of this, prices are estimated to start from INR 3.5 lakh and go up to INR 5.5 lakh for the range topping model. Current media reports suggest that this new small car from Hyundai might be called the Santro. Thereby bringing back the moniker which the automaker ditched back in December 2014 with the discontinuation of the second generation Santro. Hyundai has already started testing this vehicle in full-swing on the Indian roads. Going by the spy shots, the car seems to have very compact proportions yet appears stylish. The interiors come with an all-black colour scheme and standard Hyundai tech. Want to know more about the upcoming Hyundai Santro? read along to get expected prices, launch date, specifications and more.

new hyundai santro rear profile

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

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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
  • Dual-Airbags
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
  • Seat-Belt Pretensioners

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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
Fuel Petrol
Engine 1.0-litre, 3-Cylinder
Power 63 BHP
Torque 90 Nm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual/ 5-Speed AMT
Mileage 18-19km/l
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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  1. The new santro is totally different with design you have given, I had seen the vehicle it’s looks is not good, can compare only with Wagon R.


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