Hyundai Santro wait officially over, limited pre-bookings begin for Rs 11,100

first_imgThe Hyundai Santro has been finally unveiled ahead of its official launch on October 23, 2018. Hyundai has already started taking in pre-bookings for the compact hatch for a token amount of Rs 11,100. But this token is only valid for the first 50,000 bookings. So you should hurry!According to sources, the Hyundai Santro is expected to carry a starting price of around Rs 3.50 lakh. The AMT-equipped variant will not be the top-spec model and is expected to carry a premium of around Rs 33,000 more than its manual siblings. The top-spec Santro will cost around Rs 5.50 lakh, ex-showroom.The Hyundai Santro hatchback will feature a substantial list of equipment and features which will be a first in the compact hatchback segment. Hyundai is planning to bring a single petrol variant with a potential diesel variant in the months to come.The Santro will feature a touchscreen infotainment system which will be the same unit seen onboard the Hyundai Elantra sedan and also on the top-spec Hyundai i10 Grande. The system gets a new faster processor and is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also doubles up as a display for the reverse camera.On the interior, the Santro takes a lot of cues from the current gen Hyundai i10 Grande. Sporting a dual tone look, the next-gen Santro gets a 7-inch touchscreen with dual vertical air-vents. The central console also gets circular knobs for the climate control, air-flow, and AC blower knob.One of the other potential major features the Hyundai Santro is slated to get is the presence of rear AC vents which is obviously a segment first in the compact hatch space.advertisementHyundai is also slated to offer an option of a “Smart Auto AMT Transmission” unit on the Santro. The Santro is tipped to be powered by a 1.1-litre Epsilon petrol powerplant churning out a modest 64bhp and mated to a 5-speed manual, or the Smart Auto AMT Transmission. Hyundai is also tipped to offer a CNG variant of the Santro as well.In terms of safety, the AH2 hatch (codename) will also get a host of safety features which are in line with the all-new safety mandate coming into effect starting in July 2019. The safety features will include ABS, EBD, seatbelt reminder, speed warning system, and reverse parking sensors. Hyundai will also include speed sensing door locks as standard.The AH2 Santro hatchback will get the traditional tall-boy design of the first gen Santro. On the exterior design front, the Santro AH2 will get Hyundai’s characteristic radiator grille, LED DRLs on headlamps, and a fat C-Pillar. On the interior, the Santro AH2 hatch will get a touchscreen infotainment system, air-con, and the basic tidbits.Hyundai will be launching the Santro hatchback officially on October 23. Once launched, it will go head-on with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Tata Tiago, and the Datsun Go facelift.Also read: Hyundai Santro may be priced starting Rs 3.50 lakhlast_img