Car News: Hyundai Returns To India With ‘Santro’

Hyundai is now going to launch on 23rd October its hatchback that is referred to as the AH2. It will also be known as Santro, marking the Hyundai’s return of its popular product name in automobiles in India.

The Santro all-new is easily an important launch this year. This Santro is miles ahead of its forerunner and will fit between the Grand i10 and Hyundai Eon in the company’s stable. Holding on to the nameplate, the new Santro receives a host of modern elements including a touchscreen infotainment system to a first-ever automated manual transmission.

Santro Preview
The tallboy design is retained in the new Hyundai Santro that presents a mix of the design language presenting a conventional hatchback. It is curvier than its forerunner in its looks, and comes with accent lines that are well-placed so that the overall design is accentuated. The massive grille cannot miss anyone’s attention and the same is with the sweptback headlamps. There are halogen headlamps and no LED daytime running lights or projectors. The fog lamps are highly placed and they look different as they blend into the design.

The new Santro features steel wheels in 14-inch with wheel covers and no alloy wheels. At the rear, there is wide boot-lid, stubby taillights and large windscreen. The design overall is sure to be loved by the audiences in India.

Interior Design
The cabin in the new Hyundai Santro claims to have improved space and boasts of making proper use of materials. The beige and black dual color interior is pleasant and the seats look good in association with the design of the tall boy, thereby offering more headroom. The rear seats legroom is decent, an advantage and the new Santro can seat five people.

The plus points of the new Hyundai Santro refers to the AC rear vents that offer comfort to the rear seat passengers and is a premium feature. Another plus point is the touchscreen 7-inch infotainment system supporting mirror links, Bluetooth, and inbuilt navigation. The infotainment setup supports Android Auto and CarPlay, while the options of connectivity will appeal to younger of new buyers.

Engine and Gearbox
Hyundai Santro will come equipped with 1.1-litre, Epsilon family engine to produce 68 bhp of power and peak torque of 99 Nm. The engine is a 4-cylinder motor meeting the future BS6 regulations as it starts in 2020. The new Santro receives an 8 kg tank factory fitted CNG option. The CNG version will feature the motor de-tuned to 58 bhp, while the peak torque is at 99 Nm.

Fuel Efficiency
The fuel efficiency is 20.3 kmpl on the petrol version as per ARAI test figures.

Hyundai Santro Colors
The Hyundai Santro new will be available in seven colors and a new paint shade is Diana Green that will be coming as a special version. The special version will feature green accents around the audio knob, Ac vents, seatbelts and gear lever, while the cabin will be featuring a beautiful black finish.