The all-new Santro has been launched in India on 23 oct. The new Hyundai Santro has been launched just a little over 20 years since the original was launched, back in September 1998. The original Santro was the most successful car for Hyundai and in fact, it was the very car that made the brand popular with small car buyers, particularly middle-class families.
The Santro is also much larger than its predecessor measuring in at 3610 mm in length, 1645 mm in width and 1560 mm in height. The wheelbase on the new Santro is now at 2400 mm and it does offer best in class rear leg space.
The Hyundai Santro gets five variants i.e. D-Lite, Era, Magna, Sportz and the top of the line Asta. The car is available in seven color options ranging from a bright blue, red or green to the more somber whites, greys, and golds.
The new Hyundai Santro 2018 gets 14-inch steel wheels for the higher variant while the lower variants get 13-inch wheels. there is no alloy wheels are available in any variant. The overall design of the new Santro is quite contemporary. Although Hyundai claims that the Santro is a tall-boy design, the design is actually a great blend of the conventional Santro tall-boy look and a very typical entry-level hatchback.
The new Hyundai Santro interiors have been completely revamped and now come with a rear AC vent, which is a first in the segment. As for the new Hyundai Santro features like a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that offers mirror-link and Bluetooth connectivity. The infotainment system also offers the likes of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The all-new Hyundai Santro is powered by a 1.1-litre, 4-cylinder, Epsilon petrol engine which makes 69 bhp of peak power and 99 Nm of peak torque. The petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed manual or a new 5-speed AMT gearbox. Top speed claimed to be 150kmph while claimed fuel efficiency is 20.3kmpl.
You also have the option of going in for a factory-fitted CNG kit which brings outputs down to 58PS and 84Nm. The petrol engine, in both manual and AMT, are fuel efficient with a milage of 20.3 kmpl.
The list of safety features offered with the Santro includes a driver side airbag, which is standard across the line-up. Only the top-spec variant in the carline gets an additional co-passenger airbag. Other standard safety bits include ABS with EBD and seatbelt pre-tensioners