Hyundai Motor India Ltd, India’s second largest car manufacturer, has launched an all new version of the Santro, dubbed “India’s Favourite Family Car”. Factory-fitted for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) operation, the vehicle is aimed at family buyers; it focuses on customer-centric safety and new age technology to give it a competitive edge.
Speaking at the world premiere of the All New SANTRO, Mr. Y K Koo, MD & CEO, HMIL said, “The Santro is an iconic and legendary brand in India that has won the hearts of millions of customers for last two decades. The magic of Santro continues with The All New Santro receiving overwhelming response in less than two weeks. With modern stylish tall boy design, comfortable & premium cabin, new age technology, customer centric Safety, all round performance and complete peace of mind, the All New Santro will set a new benchmark in modern mobility.”
Apart from the modern design, the new Santro is bigger, wider and has a more spacious interior as well as improved all-round visibility compared to the previous model. It also has improved air conditioning and airflow, better seating comfort and comes with multiple storage spaces and a practical trunk of 235 litres, making the car suitable for daily and long trips.
In line with Hyundai’s modern premium brand direction, the Santro is loaded with new age technology features including a segment-first 17.64 cm Touch Screen Audio Video System, smart phone connectivity an rear parking camera display.
Compressed Natural Gas
Hyundai offers the All New Santro with Factory fitted CNG (60 L water equivalent) as an option. The 1.1 litre (1,096 cc) 4-cylinder engine delivers maximum power of 59 ps @ 5,500 rpm and maximum torque of 8.6 kgm @ 4,500 rpm.
ARAI, the Automotive Research Association of India, has certified CNG fuel consumption at 30.48 km/kg.
The hatchback comes with 3 years/100,000 kms warranty and 3 years roadside assistance and claims best-in-segment lowest cost of maintenance.
Ex-showroom, the CNG variant will cost INR 523,900 for the Magna trim and 564,900 for the Sportz trim (USD 7,150 and 7,710 respectively).