The 2nd largest carmakers in India, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), is making big plans to launch their most awaited small car. The expected launch date is in the second half of 2018. The All New Hyundai Santro is expected to be the first Hyundai car to have AMT, automated manual transmission system. The upcoming Hyundai car will be a petrol-only model that might come with dual-fuel, CNG and LPG. The price of the new offering is likely to start from Rs. 3 lakh.
It was only last year, when team Hyundai shared the newsflash of the arrival of Hyundai Santro public. The name ‘Santro’ is guessed to be the most likely name of the upcoming Hyundai car. Just like Santro Xing, the new Hyundai car will probably be named as Santro with a suffix. Also, news is rife that Hyundai is going to conduct a campaign very soon. The reputable carmakers will be asking suggestions from people, as to what the name of this all new Hyundai Santro can be. This small car, codenamed as AH2, is expected to be launched in India sometime during mid-October. This is the most appropriate time period as it is the start of the festive season in India.
The presence of automated manual transmission system will benefit Hyundai in more than one ways. Hyundai will be able to cater to customers who search for an entry-level automatic hatchback at a competitive price. The engine of the all upcoming Santro car is yet to be confirmed. However, we speculate it to have a 1.0-litre petrol engine along with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The car will give stiff competition to the likes of Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, Celerio, Tata Tiago, and Renault Kwid. However, no official statement has been issued by the carmakers pertaining to new Santro specifications.
Powered with an advanced version of 1.1. – litre engine, we can expect better Hyundai Santro mileage support. As per our sources, the all new Hyundai Santro hatchback will be BS6-compliant. It will be underpinned by last-gen i10’s platform and be dimensionally larger than the earlier i10. As far as the new Santro 2018 interior is concerned, the upcoming Santro is predicted to have a cabin similar to the last-gen i10 with several top-notch features. A dashboard-mounted touchscreen infotainment unit is also in our list of predictions.
The to-be-launched small car has been spotted on the roads of India many a times. However, all the test drives have been camouflaged and hidden to make sure the design and style of the all new Hyundai Santro car remains private till its launch.
Hopes are high from this new car and people are waiting with bated breath for its launch. Let’s hope that the grand unveiling takes place fast and we get to put our hands on the steering soon. To know exact Hyundai Santro 2018 launch date, keep an eye on (CARS24BLOG).
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