Hyundai has re-launched the Santro in a completely new package in India at a starting price of Rs 3.89 lakh (introductory, ex showroom). The new Santro is powered by a 1.1-litre four-cylinder petrol engine only but there is an option for automatic as well. It can churn out 68bhp of power and 99Nm of torque with a claimed fuel efficiency of 20.3kmpl. There are five variants to choose from – Dlite, Era, Magna, Sportz and Asta. The auto option though is only in Magna and Sportz while there is the option of company-fitted CNG in manual variants of Magna and Sportz. The CNG variants will have a max power output of 58bhp and max torque rating of 84Nm. Fuel efficiency figures are claimed to be 30.5km per kg.
Santro has miniscule little in terms of similarities with the erstwhile model and now gets a complete design change coupled with modern features – both on the inside as well as on the outside. It sports an all-new face featuring swept-back headlights, wide front grille, flared wheel arches, 14-inch wheels with steel rims, and taillights at the tip of the rear on either side. It has a tall-boy appearance even if that is not immediately noticeable, and is 45mm longer with a wheelbase of 3610mm. While the car does not get LED DRLs and alloys, it is feature-packed on the inside with a large infotainment unit, rear-parking sensors with camera, steering-mounted controls for audio and electrically-adjustable ORVMs. The car is available in seven colour options – Star Dust, Marina Blue, Fiery Red, Polar White, Imperial Beige, Typhoon Silver and Diana Green.