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20.02.2018 - 07:33

Hyundai Santro facelift- Comeback of the iconic car

Hyundai India has been planning to bring back its popular hatchback, Santro, in the domestic market.

Hyundai India has been planning to bring back its popular hatchback, Santro, in the domestic market. It is to be noted that the car was first launched in the year 1998, and since then, the car has pulled a lot of buyers to the company. However, the car was discontinued in 2014 so as to make way for other products from the company like Grand i10 and Elite i10.

Hyundai Santro facelift is expected to get launched in India by November 2018. The company has given it a premium position in its product line-up, which means it will take up against Tata Tiago and Chevrolet Beat. So, here is a brief detail about the car that will help you to know more about the offerings from the car maker.


Exterior Design

Going by the images that have surfaced online, the Hyundai Santro 2018 continues to flaunt its tallboy appearance but with more attractive look. The car is expected to share the company’s latest Fluidic 2.0 design, which is already seen on the i10, another product from the South Korean car maker. The important changes that could be seen with naked eyes are the new radiator grille at the front that gives a perfect look to the new car. In addition, there is a slightly tweaked headlight with DRLs, black coloured bumper and a sculpted bonnet. The 2018 Santro is expected to sport new alloy wheels, unlike the previous model. At the rear, one major change is the new design of tail lights.


Interior and Features

As you will enter the car, you will get a more spacious cabin with a new dashboard that will enlighten your mood completely. The new hatchback offers a number of features like a touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity in the top-end variants. Thanks to the large window panel that the occupants can definitely have a smooth ride with utmost comfort.

The all-new Santro is equipped with modern features, which makes it a premium car in the segment. Apart from the power windows and air-conditioning system, the car also offers multi-information display and height adjustable seats. Moreover, to assure the safety of the occupants, the entry-level hatchback gets ABS (anti-lock braking system) and dual frontal airbags as well.


Engine, Transmission and Mileage

The Hyundai Santro facelift is speculated to come in two gasoline engine options such as 0.8-litre and 1.1-litre unit. The two petrol engines will come paired with a five-speed manual gearbox. On the mileage ground, the new Santro is expected to offer a 22 km ride in just one litre of fuel.

Interestingly, very few people are aware of the fact that the Hyundai Santro had been offered with an AMT variant as an option way back in 2003. The automated transmission is expected to be offered this time too. If AMT offered, the all-new Santro will definitely take on the upcoming automated cars in the market.



The Hyundai Santro was a successful venture by the manufacturer, yet the facelift is designed keeping the likes of the young buyers in mind as the new version gets a host of new features apart from the budget-friendly price tag. The car is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 6 lakh across all its variants. The variant-wise specs and features are available on Autoportal.com.                               

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