The ‘All New Santro’ by Hyundai India has been launched on 23rd October and according to the manufacturer, the hatchback has received more than 23, 500 pre- bookings for the car. Hyundai had commenced the pre- bookings for the Santro from 10th October at Rs. 11,000, this means that the 2018 hatchback succeeded in grabbing the bookings in only 13 days. Currently, Hyundai Santro commands a waiting period of around 4 months in certain cities, thanks to the amazing response from the customers across the nation.
The 2018 Hyundai Santro comes powered by a 1.1- litre 4- cylinder petrol engine that is capable of producing 68 bhp of power and 99 Nm of peak torque. A petrol-CNG version of the hatch is also on offer producing 58 bhp of power and 94 Nm of torque. The transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a newly developed AMT gearbox making it the brand’s first model to feature an AMT option. The ARAI certified fuel efficiency returned by the hatchback with MT and AMT is 20.3 Kmpl, while it returns 30.48 km/ kg with CNG.
Not only in terms of AMT, but the newly launched Santro also comes equipped with a number of segment first features. The list includes the 17.64 cm Touch Screen Audio Video System equipped with First- in- Segment Smart phone connectivity - Android Auto, Apple Car Play & Mirror Link and Voice Recognition Function along with iblue Smartphone App Support. Also, the screen is supported with First- in- Segment Rear Parking Camera display. Other than these, the First- in-Segment Eco Coating Technology prevents unpleasant smell to develop in the AC Evaporator by degrading the micro-organisms developed in the AC Evaporator Core and ensures odour free and fresh air for a comfortable and pleasant journey, while the rear defogger along with rear wiper and washer helps to enhance rear visibility during winters and rainy season for a safe and trouble free ride.
Other features include Front & Rear Power Windows, Remote Keyless Entry, Outside Rear View Mirror (ORVM) with Electrical Adjustment, Day & Night Inside Rear View Mirror (IRVM) and USB port & 12 V Power Outlet. In terms of safety, the base variant gets driver airbag, ABS with EBD, seat belt reminders and rear parking sensor as standard.
As the production of the car has already been started, Hyundai aims to produce around 10,000 units of the new Santro per month. Also, the 2018 Santro has already been dispatched to dealerships in order to meet the increasing demand. However, with the rapid increase in demand, the Korean automaker needs to up their game in terms of production of the car.
The benefits offered with the car include Best- in- Segment 3 Years / 100,000 kms Warranty & 3 Years Road Side Assistance, Best- in- Segment Lowest Cost of Maintenance, Know your SANTRO Program, Assured Same Day Service Delivery and Service at your Doorstep. Other than that, the hatchback will be available in array of 7 exterior colors including 2 new colors - Imperial Beige and Diana Green, while the interior offers two color tones to choose from- Premium Beige with Champagne Gold inserts and Sporty All Black Interiors with Diana Green color inserts based on exterior colors. The 2018 Hyundai Santro takes against the likes of the Maruti Wagon R, Maruti Celerio, Renault Kwid and Tata Tiago. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates.
The Ex-Showroom price details for 2018 all- new Santro has been mentioned below: