First launched back in 1998, the Santro was Hyundai’s first taste of success on the Indian subcontinent. Fast forward 20 years and HMIL will be re-launching the iconic Santro later this month.
It gets a modern tall-boy design and has been built on a new lighter, more modern platform. The new car will put a big emphasis on safety with stronger steel architecture and anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution as standard equipment. It will even be loaded to the gills with hi-tech features which include a 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The all-new Santro will be powered by a 1.1-litre petrol engine which makes 69bhp and 99Nm of torque. Along with the manual, customers have the option to choose to equip the car with Hyundai’s first ingeniously-developed SmartAuto AMT transmission. It even gets the option of being fitted with a CNG kit as standard to appeal to the commercial transportation sector.
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