Hyundai launches all-new Made in India Santro with superior features

Lokesh Goswami Ten News Delhi

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New Delhi, October 23, 2018 – Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s 2nd largest car manufacturer and the largest exporter since inception launched the much-awaited and legendary – ‘The All New SANTRO’ – India’s Favourite Family Car today. With Modern Stylish Tall Boy Design, The All New SANTRO is Hyundai’s R&D Innovation in Modern Mobility.

The All New SANTRO is a perfect combination of Six Pillars – Modern Stylish Tall Boy Design, Comfortable & Premium Cabin, New Age Technology, Customer Centric Safety, All Round Performance and Complete Peace of Mind. It is aimed at family buyers who seek utmost comfort with spacious cabin feel without compromising on styling. The strong customer centric safety with Strong Body Structure coupled with New Age Technology and cabin comfort gives The ALL NEW SANTRO a competitive edge.

Speaking at the World Premiere of The All New SANTRO, Mr. Y K Koo, MD & CEO, HMIL said, “Today is a Historic moment as we announce the ‘World Premiere of The All New SANTRO’. 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.

“The All New SANTRO is a true example of Hyundai’s Made-in-India philosophy and a shining result of our numerous Product Clinics and Rigorous Durability test on various terrains in India. Our R&D Centre in Namyang (S. Korea), Chennai and Hyderabad have put strong efforts for Product Supremacy and utmost Customer Delight.”, he added.

Development Concept

The All New SANTRO is crafted step-by-step to meet the needs of Indian Families who seek Space, Comfort, Safety and Ergonomics with Modern Styling. The focus behind the development was to create a ‘Masterpiece Product’ which will offer customers a proud ownership experience. The All New SANTRO has the power to make the owner experience beyond imagination, the same way SANTRO revolutionized the customer aspirations and the Indian Automotive industry in 1998.

The All New SANTRO is developed on 6 Key Pillars:

1. Modern Stylish Tallboy Design

‘Dynamic Tension’ is the new design language of the All New SANTRO that exudes a Refined yet Sporty Image with Modern Appeal depicting HMIL’s Respect for the Past and Confidence of the Future. The Modern Stylish Tall boy design insures Modern Styling, Superior headroom & shoulder room, Practical Ergonomics, Easy ingress and egress, High Seating Position, Good All-round Visibility and Spacious & Airy cabin feel.

The Exterior styling of The All New SANTRO is defined by Hyundai’s signature Cascade Grille with chrome surround with uniquely positioned Fog lamps that projects wide, sporty and aggressive stance with Modern Premium appeal of the car. The Bold Bonnet character lines with Hyundai logo and Swept back headlamps and First-in-Segment Micro Antenna gives a fresh appeal to highly appreciated Hyundai design language.

The All New SANTRO’s sculpted body forms are complimented smoothly by Dynamic Z Shaped Character lines reveal the underlying inspiration of Hyundai Designers. The stylish tail lamps and sporty dual tone rear bumper with reflectors give modern sporty appeal.

The Superior Dimensions in the All New SANTRO impart a dominant stance for Strong Road Presence with its Modern Stylish Tall boy Characteristics. The All New SANTRO is Bigger, Wider and More Spacious. Inside the cabin, The All New SANTRO provides higher seating position for easy ingress and egress, and Superior All Round Visibility. While the rear passengers get superior headroom and shoulder room which is delight especially for long distance travels.

Exterior Dimensions

Length x Width x Height : 3,610 x 1,645 x 1,560 mm

Wheel base : 2,400 mm
Max Tyre: 165/70 R 14 Steel

2. Comfortable & Premium Cabin

The All New SANTRO’s Dual Tone Beige and Black interiors with Champagne Gold inserts projects a premium cabin experience. The driver centric and ergonomically positioned front centre console is tailored to perfection according to the Indian Customer needs.

The elephant inspired centre fascia design provides a strong connect to Indian heritage and mix of traditional and Modern appeal. The ergonomically placed audio, centrally positioned power window switches and AC controls offer easy access with minimal driver distraction. The Unique front design AC Vents are inspired from Propeller design exudes a Sporty stance inside the cabin. The All New SANTRO has superior AC Performance along with First-in Segment Rear AC Vents for enhanced comfort of the passengers on rear seat.

The well cushioned seats provide optimum comfort for the entire family. The Spacious cabin with multiple storage spaces and practical trunk of 235 litres make the All New SANTRO suitable for daily and long trips.

Superior AC Performance (Best-in-Segment)
Rear AC Vents (First-in-Segment)
Superior Thigh Support
Elephant inspired centre fascia
Champagne Gold Inserts
Unique Propeller Design AC Vents

3. New Age Technology

In-Line with Hyundai’s Modern Premium brand direction, The All New SANTRO is loaded with new age technology features including segment first 17.64 cm Touch Screen Audio Video System. The Multi-media system is equipped with First-in-Segment Smart phone connectivity – Android Auto, Apple Car Play & Mirror Link and Voice Recognition Function along with iblue Smartphone App Support. Also, the screen is supported with First-in-Segment Rear Parking Camera display.

The First-in-Segment Eco Coating Technology prevents unpleasant smell to develop in the AC Evaporator by degrading the micro-organisms developed in the AC Evaporator Core and ensures odour free and fresh air for a comfortable and pleasant journey. Rear Defogger along with Rear Wiper and Washer helps to enhance rear visibility during winters and rainy season for a safe and trouble free ride.

17.64 cm Touch screen Audio Video System (First-in-Segment)
Voice Recognition (First-in-Segment)
Smartphone connectivity with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay & Mirror Link and Voice Recognition function along with iblue Smartphone App Support (First-in-Segment)
6.35 cm Advanced Cluster with Multi Information Display (Instantaneous FE, Supervision Display, Dual Trip meter)
Eco Coating Technology (First-in-Segment)
Rear Parking Camera (First-in-Segment)
Front & Rear Power Windows
Remote Keyless Entry
Outside Rear View Mirror (ORVM) with Electrical Adjustment
Day & Night Inside Rear View Mirror (IRVM)
Rear Defogger
Rear Wiper with washer
USB port & 12 V Power Outlet

4. Customer Centric Safety: Strong Body Structure

All Hyundai cars are developed, tested and built-in keeping with the Hyundai ‘Safe Drive Philosophy’. Beyond active safety technologies, The All New SANTRO is built to comply with Hyundai’s strict safety standards for occupants and pedestrian safety. Built for ultimate driving pleasure and complete peace of mind – The All New SANTRO boasts Advanced Safety System providing the best Active and Passive safety for a stress-free driving. The Superior K1 Platform along with application of 63% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) + High Strength Steel (HSS), helps The All New SANTRO achieve prominent Static & Dynamic stiffness with improved structural connectivity making it a Strong Body Structure.

The All New SANTRO also meets the Pedestrian Safety norm, lower stiffener is applied to front crash beam to improve on the pedestrian safety. Additionally, standard ABS with EBD and Driver’s Airbag provide uncompromised safety.

ABS with EBD (Standard)
Dual Front Airbags with standard Driver Airbag
Impact sensing Auto Door Unlock (First-in-Segment)
Rear Parking Sensors
Strong Body Structure (63% AHSS+HSS)
Speed sensing Auto door lock
Seat Belt Pretensioner with Load Limiter

5. All Round Performance

The All New SANTRO is equipped with the most reliable and durable 4-Cylinder 1.1 Litre Petrol engine offering 69ps of power with low vibrations, superior performance and high fuel efficiency. Mated with option of MT and in-house developed Smart Auto AMT transmissions, the power train provides Efficient, Peppy, Smooth and Convenient option for a Relaxed and Pleasant driving experience. The All New SANTRO will be the first Hyundai model to offer in-house developed Smart Auto AMT technology in Hyundai range of products offering unmatched comfort without compromising on fuel efficiency. The All New SANTRO will also have option for Factory fitted CNG (60 L water equivalent) for enhanced reliability and greater peace of mind.

Engine & Transmission

Engine: 1.1 L
Capacity (cc): 1,086
Maximum Power (ps/rpm): 69ps@5,500
Maximum Torque: 59ps@5,500

(kgm/rpm): kgm@4,500
(Petrol Engine): 1.1 L (With CNG)

Superior Ride Comfort

Adopting the bigger, stronger and rigid Superior K1 platform, The All New SANTRO provides a stable and comfortable ride. The front suspension is mounted with McPhearson Strut and Urethane Bump Stopper that gives stability at rough road drives and reduces body roll giving improved cornering performance. The rear suspension uses Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with vertically placed shock absorber that minimizes shock rebound providing a comfortable and stable ride. The advanced aerodynamics combined with Strong body structure offers superior NVH isolation ensuring a quiet and pleasant driving experience.

6. Complete Peace of Mind

The All New SANTRO provides complete peace of mind with SANTRO FIRST CARE:

3 Years/100,000 kms Warranty & 3 Years Road Side Assistance (Best-in-Segment)
Lowest Cost of Maintenance (Best-in-Segment)
Know your SANTRO Program
Assured Same Day Service Delivery
Service at your Doorstep

Colours & Variants

The All New SANTRO will be available in array of 7 exterior colours including 2 new colours – Imperial Beige and Diana Green. The All New SANTRO comes with two interior colour options Premium Beige with Champagne Gold inserts and Sporty All Black Interiors with Diana Green colour inserts based on exterior colours.

Ex-Showroom One India One Price (Rs.):

Trims: 1.1 L (Petrol Engine with 5 MT)
1.1L (With CNG- 5 MT)

1.1L (Petrol Engine with AMT)

D-Lite: 389,900
ERA: 424,900
MAGNA: 457,900
SPORTZ: 499,900
ASTA: 545,900

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