Hyundai Motor Company is known to be working on the next generation Santro that will soon be launched in India. Hyundai India has earlier revealed that the new Hyundai Santro 2018 will be launched by mid-2018 and will be showcased at the Auto Expo 2018. Now, ahead of the official debut, a European-spec Santro has been spied winter testing in Sweden with German number plates. The latest spy images reveal that the new Santro will be a global offering from the South Korean car maker and will be positioned below the Grand i10. Also Read: New Hyundai Verna 1.4L Petrol MT Launched; Price in India starts from INR 7.80 Lakh
Going by the spy images, the new Hyundai Santro will get a tall-boy design along with contemporary looks. In fact, one of the spy images also reveals the outline of the cascade grille upfront. While not details are available because of the heavy camouflage, it seems the fog lamps are placed right below the headlamps on the front bumper. The interiors of the new Santro are heavily camouflaged as well, but we can see the circular AC vents and the black and beige dual-tone scheme on the seats and the door panels. Read More: 2018 Hyundai i20 1.2L Petrol CVT to Debut at Auto Expo 2018
The Santro test mule can be seen wearing the Hankook Winter iCept RS2 tyres, but these can be specific to the winter testing only and the production car is likely to get normal road-going tyres. Globally, the new generation Hyundai Santro 2018 will replace the Hyundai Atmos Prime, which was discontinued in 2008 and replaced by the Hyundai i10. In India, the new Santro will be positioned between the Grand i10 and the Hyundai Eon. Also Read: New Hyundai Santro 2018 (Hyundai AH2) Spy Images Reveal Tall-Boy Design; Debut at Auto Expo 2018
As far as specs are concerned, the new Hyundai Santro is expected to be powered by a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine. This engine will come coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission. It is also said that Hyundai will debut its 5-speed AMT gearbox for the first time with the new Santro.
The new Santro will rival the Maruti Suzuki Celerio and WagonR, Tata Tiago and the Renault KWID 1.0 among others. The new Hyundai Santro is expected to be priced in the bracket of INR 4 lakh to INR 7 lakh (ex-showroom).
Source: Auto Evolution