The tallboy has been resurrected for the Indian market with a new platform, thoroughly reworked engine and loads of additional features to take on its rivals



Hyundai has re-launched the Santro in the country today. Its prices start at Rs 3.89 lakh and go till Rs 5.46 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India). The original Santro, which made its world debut here on 23 September 1998, kick started operations for Hyundai Motor India. After more than two decades, the Santro is now back with a new platform (K1), design, safety features and powertrain options. The new Hyundai hatchback is available in five variant levels:

Variants

Prices (ex-showroom pan-India)

Dlite

Rs 3.89 lakh

Era

Rs. 4.24 lakh

Magna

Rs 4.57 lakh

Magna AMT

Rs 5.18 lakh

Magna CNG

Rs 5.23 lakh

Sportz

Rs 4.99 lakh

Sportz AMT

Rs 5.46 lakh

Sportz CNG

Rs 5.64 lakh

Asta

Rs 5.45 lakh

Hyundai Santro 2018

The new Santro packs a sharper design that is in line with the design direction adopted by all modern-day Hyundais. Up front is the carmaker's new cascading grille, which is flanked by oversized fog lamps. Above this setup are the upward-sweeping angular headlamps. It rides on 14-inch steel wheels with wheel caps. There are ORVMs with LED turn indicators and a Honda BR-V-like kink which increases the glass area on the rear door windows. The rear profile is quite Grand i10-like with stubby tail lamps and an Elantra facelift-like dual-tone bumper.

2018 Honda Santro

The interior of the Santro 2018 is designed in typical Hyundai fashion, with a large screen flanked by AC vents. It is a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which support both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with a rearview camera. There are segment-first rear AC vents with a manual air conditioning system. Other features on offer include electric power steering, rear washer and wiper, electrically adjustable ORVMs and reverse parking sensors. For safety, the Santro gets driver’s airbag along with ABS and EBD as standard across the variant lineup, while the top-spec Asta variant adds a passenger airbag as well.

2018 Hyundai Santro

The Santro is powered by a re-worked 1.1-litre E-Epsilon engine from the previous car. Like the original hatchback, this engine too made its global debut in India with the Santro Zip Plus in 2002. The revised 4-cylinder petrol engine makes 69PS of power and 99Nm of torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual or the in-house AMT. 

2018 Santro CNG

The new  Santro is also available with factory-fitted CNG kit in the Magna and Sportz variants. With CNG, the 1.1-litre petrol engine makes 59PS/84Nm with a 5-speed MT. Hyundai is not offering AMT option with CNG-powered Santro.

The claimed fuel economy figures for the Santro are as follows:

Petrol MT

20.3kmpl

Petrol AMT

20.3kmpl

CNG

30.48km/kg

The new Hyundai Santro is available with a standard warranty of 3 years/1 lakh km along with a standard 3 years RSA (roadside assistance). The Hyundai Santro 2018 goes up against the ageing Maruti WagonR along with the Maruti Celerio, Tata Tiago and the Datsun GO facelift in the compact hatchback segment.

Model

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Maruti WagonR

Rs 4.14 lakh to  Rs 5.35 lakh

Maruti Celerio

Rs 4.21 lakh to Rs 5.40 lakh

Tata Tiago

Rs 3.39 lakh to Rs 6.04 lakh

Datsun GO facelift

Rs 3.29 lakh to Rs 4.89 lakh


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