Second generation for iconic tallboy name plate
– Latest Hyundai design language for new entry-level model
– Petrol power only
– Rival for the Wagon R, Tata Tiago and the Maruti Suzuki Celerio
The much-awaited Hyundai Santro has been spied undisguised ahead of an official reveal on October 9 and launch on October 23. This is the second coming for Hyundai’s tallboy and 20 years to the date that the South Korean automaker began its Indian innings.
In these spy shots we can see that this new generation Santro, spied at what looks like a car dealership, gets the latest Hyundai cascading grille along with a ring of chrome in a bid to boost the premium appeal of the car. In addition the headlamps are swept back and there is a chrome surrounds for the head lamps and high mounted fog lamps as a part of the face.
The second photo reveals a family look design for the rear hatch as this appears to be very similar to the rear hatch seen on the Grand i10 as well Eon. The tail lamps are placed on the outer edges of the rear section. Lastly, there is also a large black surround on the rear glass section.
There are pictures of the interiors and they reveal that this new Santro will get quite a luxurious cabin for its class and segment. There’s a large touchscreen system, power window switches on the centre console, beige and black upholstery and a high mounted gear lever with a chrome insert on top.
The Santro is expected to debut a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine as well as AMT (automated manual transmission) that has been developed by Hyundai for the Indian market. The car will make its Indian debut on October 9 with a launch slated for October 23. It’s a rival for the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, Tata Tiago and the Maruti Suzuki Celerio in the entry-level B-segment.