New Hyundai Santro: 9 Things You Need to Know About
October 23, 2018, was a red-letter day in the annals of the revamped Hyundai Santro, as the flagship family vehicle of Hyundai has made a grand comeback in India. Since then the Hyundai Santro has made a deep impression in the minds of car lovers all over India. The Hyundai Santro 2018 price range of Rs 3.90 to 5.73 lakhs has made it all the more attractive. This ultimate family car manufactured especially for Indian conditions centers on the following six pillars - "customer-centric safety, modern tallboy design, all-round performance, comfortable cabin space, new age technology, and absolute peace of mind."
Here are the Hyundai Santro features that one cannot stop admiring.
A new platform that houses the tallboy design
Chrome surrounds on Hyundai's cascade grille
Dual-tone Hyundai Santro 2018 interiors
7-inch touchscreen infotainment (an innovative one)
Connectivity features with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Mirror Link
Vertical air-conditioning vents with rear AC vents (a first-time feature)
ABS with EBD
Smart Auto Technology
Hyundai Santro is based on a new design platform featuring HSS (High Strength Steel) and 63% AHSS (Advanced High Strength Steel). This platform provides the required optimum static and dynamic fitness while improving structural integrity, as well. Hyundai Santro always had the reputation of being a tallboy vehicle, but this version looks far more refreshing and mature than its predecessor.
The Hyundai Santro exterior boasts of a revamped front fascia made up of refurbished bumpers, a high-mounted fog lamp, and bigger headlights. The signature Hyundai grille gets a chrome surround to make it look more appealing.
The body-colored door handles, ORVMs, and bumpers make this vehicle look more attractive than ever. This car shares its black inserts and taillamps with the Grand i10. All the variants come with fully-wrapped steel wheels.
The tyre size can vary with the Sportz and Asta variants coming with 165/70 R14 while the D-lite, Era, and Magna get 155/80 R13 sized tyres.
The dual-tone theme is the highlight of the new Santro 2018 interior with the fabric upholstery giving a premium appearance to the car. The Magna, Asta, and the Sportz trim come with optional Diana Green color inserts. Other Hyundai Santro interior features include Champagne Gold color garnish, inner door handles, and room lamp to give it a sporty feel.
The 7-inch touchscreen infotainment is an innovative Hyundai Santro feature. Connectivity features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Mirror Link supported by voice recognition function makes it a technologically well-equipped car. The highlights of the Hyundai Santro interiors are its rear AC vents, a first in its segment.
The patented Eco Coating technology that prevents the spread of unpleasant cabin odour by degrading the microorganisms present in the AC evaporator is a sterling highlighting feature of the Hyundai Santro interior. The AMT versions get high-quality 2-DIN integrated audio systems.
Other exciting Hyundai Santro 2018 interiors include a 3-spoke steering wheel featuring audio controls, electrically adjustable ORVMs, adjustable headrests, silver-finished door lock, and front-power windows.
The Hyundai Santro dimensions confirm its tallboy image. It stands 1645mm tall with its length and width measured at 3610mm and 1645mm respectively. The 2400mm wheelbase makes it 45mm longer than the old model. The petrol variants come with a 35L fuel tank, whereas the CNG versions get a 35L fuel tank and 60L CNG capacity.
Hyundai Santro gets an extremely potent 1.1L 4-cylinder petrol engine capable of delivering the power of 68hp and a peak torque of 99Nm. This engine mates with a 5-speed MT and AMT gearbox. The indigenously manufactured AMT system will also be seen in the soon-to-be-introduced sub-4-meter SUV from Hyundai based on the Carlino concept.
Hyundai Santro is the first car from the Hyundai stable to use this AMT unit. Considering that CNG vehicles have an excellent Indian market, this car comes with a factory-fitted CNG option. The CNG model delivers a power of 59bhp and torque of 84Nm.
The Hyundai Santro petrol variant offers a decent mileage of 20.3kmpl, whereas the CNG version performs better at 30.5kmpl. The car has gone through extensive tests at speeds exceeding 150kmph and temperatures as varying as 400C to -100C.
Hyundai Santro 2018 price in India is the talking point of the town, as it promises high quality at the most attractive cost. Here are new Santro 2018 prices of all its variants. These are ex-showroom new Santro 2018 price in India. Therefore, the on-road price of Santro will be higher.
The Santro price in Delhi ranges from Rs 3.90 to 5.73 lakhs.
Hyundai Santro Variant
Santro D-lite MT (Petrol)
Rs 3.90 lakhs
Santro Era MT (Petrol)
Rs 4.20 lakhs
Santro Magna MT (Petrol)
Rs 4.77 lakhs
Santro Sportz MT (Petrol)
Rs 5.02 lakhs
Santro Magna AMT (Petrol)
Rs 5.26 lakhs
Santro Magna MT (CNG)
Rs 5.43 lakhs
Santro Asta MT (Petrol)
Rs 5.52 lakhs
Santro Sportz AMT (Petrol)
Rs 5.65 lakhs
Santro Sportz MT CNG
Rs 5.73 lakhs
The Hyundai Santro comes in the following seven attractive colors.
Hyundai Santro, the flagship vehicle of Hyundai, faces competition from hatchback models like the Renault Kwid, Tata Tiago, and the Maruti Celerio.