Hyundai has updated the Santro’s prices and its feature list. The new base variant of the Santro is Era Executive, and it costs Rs 4.15 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The previous base variant D-Lite, priced at Rs 3.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), has been discontinued. The Era variant, priced at Rs 4.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), has also been omitted. Prices of Santro’s other variants -- Magna, Sportz and Asta -- remain unchanged.
The new base variant, Era Executive, gets more features than the previous base variant. The extra features on offer include body-coloured bumpers, hub caps on wheels, manual AC with heater and front power windows. With the inclusion of air-con, power windows and coloured bumpers, the Santro’s new base Era Executive variant is more suitable for a larger set of buyers compared to the previous base variant.
The Magna MT and CNG variant get new features in the form of a 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth, USB and steering mounted controls. These features were earlier available only on the automatic version of the Santro in Magna variant. Update in the form of addition of passenger airbag, seatbelt pretensioner and rear parking camera to the Santro Sportz AMT will make it a more complete car for those wanting to buy a more equipped version of automatic Santro.
Given that the prices of the variants that have been carried forward have not changed, the Santro has become a better package now than before.