The all-new Hyundai Santro 2018 has been unveiled for all hatchback lovers. Being one of the most loved variants from the automaker, it is no surprise they decided to keep the ‘Santro’ name for the new AH2 hatchback.
The all-new Santro will officially be launched on the 23rd of this month.
Design & Feel
The brand has ensured to keep all the iconic details from the predecessor, including the Signature cascade grille, whereas the sleek sweptback headlamps are adding more charm to its looks.
Under The Hood
The 2018 Santro is equipped with a 4-cylinder 1.1-Litre Petrol engine which gives excellent performance, high-fuel efficiency, and gives-off low vibrations.
It is also Hyundai’s first model to offer in-house developed Smart Auto AMT Technology and will have a factory fitted CNG option (for India).
For fans, the Santro has adapted to the new modern-age technology as it comes with a segment-first 6.5 inch Touch Screen Audio Video System. The Multimedia system is equipped with smartphone connectivity – Android auto, Apple Carplay and Mirror Link along with supporting voice recognition function & rear parking camera display on the screen.
That’s not all, another re-vamp the Hyundai Santro 2018 has received is the introduction of rear AC vents and a larger body for more cabin space.
Speaking at the unveiling of the All New Santro, Y K Koo, MD & CEO, HMIL said:
“TODAY IS A HISTORIC AND PROUD MOMENT FOR US, AS INDIA HAS UNANIMOUSLY CHOSEN THE NAME OF THEIR FAVOURITE FAMILY CAR TO BE CALLED THE ALL NEW SANTRO. SINCE ITS FIRST LAUNCH, SANTRO CREATED HISTORY WITH ITS NUMEROUS SEGMENT-FIRST INNOVATIONS AND BECAME THE COMPLETE FAMILY CAR FOR MILLIONS OF INDIANS.”
In the Indian market, the Santro is a direct competitor to Maruti Suzuki’s WagonR, Celerio and even Renault Kwid 1.0.
The car is expected to be worth around INR 4 lakh. For those who wish to import the 2018 Santro in Pakistan, will have to pay duty and can expect it to be around PKR 8.5-10 lakhs.
In Pakistan, Hyundai has partnered with Nishat group and is in process of making a comeback. It will be interesting to see if it makes its way to Pakistan as a local assembled option.