The Hyundai Santro (yes, that’s going to be the official name) has been spotted at a dealership. Except for a few camouflaged parts, the new Santro’s design language has been revealed in these images. The official unveil happens tomorrow. Hyundai will launch the new Santro in India on October 23, 2018. Bookings will start soon and the company is looking to take advantage of the upcoming festive season.
In terms of design, the Hyundai Santro is still a tall boy. However, the grille suggests a modern interpretation of the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. The grille is a wide unit and features a cascading design. The headlights are a sharply raked unit and are likely to have DRLs too. Hyundai has placed the fog lights closer to the headlamp design, something which we haven’t seen in an entry-level car. Hyundai is likely to give 14-inch wheels with the Santro. Things at the back are a mix of the Eon as well as the Grand i10 and feature clear lens for the lights.
Hyundai Santro interior
Inside the cabin, things look pretty modern as well. There is a big touchscreen infotainment system that also doubles up as the display for the reverse camera. The AC vents are styled in a similar fashion to the older Santro. Hyundai has the same gear lever from the Grand i10, with the reverse placed closer to the first gear. There are buttons below the gear lever, the details of which are unclear at the moment. The car should be spacious enough for three occupants at the back too. It should have decent space at the back as well. In terms of features, there is also the rear wiper along with a washer.
Hyundai Santro engine
The Hyundai Santro will use the same engine from the older car. This means a 1.1-litre Epsilon motor that produces around 85PS of power. It will also be Euro-VI compliant. Hyundai will also pair this motor with a 5-speed AMT. While no diesel unit has been confirmed for now, the three cylinder 1.2-litre motor from the Grand i10 could be shoehorned here. It will definitely be a boost for Hyundai as the Santro was previously never offered with a oil burner.
Hyundai is likely to price the new Santro from Rs 3.25 lakh. The Hyundai Santro will compete with the Tata Tiago, Maruti Celerio and the Toyota Liva.