Amid continuous discussion in the Indian car market about the time of launch of Hyundai’s new Santro in India ,more information’s have come out. According to media reports, Hyundai’s facelift Santro can be introduced in India by the end of this year or next year i.e. 2018.There are , however , no official information been given by Hyundai.In January 2017 , We had published an article that Santro’s new model 2018 is under development phase with a Codename – Santro 2018 AH .
As a matter of fact , Santro was the only car that solidified Hyundai’s position in the Indian car market. And other car makers got a tough competition from it. The expected price of the new Hyundai Santro model (2018?) is speculated to be around Rs 4 lakh.
According to the auto sources, new Santro will be built on a completely new platform It will get a 800 cc engine or 1.2- litre Kappa petrol engine.The engine will be mated to a 5- speed manual transmission gearbox. The cabin and exteriors of the new Santro will be completely new, though its body may not be like the old Santro. In addition to the new design, some new features can be included in it.
The demand is increasing on account of good features and new design in the small car segment. No doubt, the return of Santro in this time can be an excellent step for Hyundai. The return of new Hyundai Santro can give a tough competition to its old rival Maruti Suzuki Wagon R and several new cars such as Datsun Redi-GO and Renault Kwid.