Hyundai Santro has opened their booking, all ready to be introduced to the market. After test-driving the car, we have drawn out seven things that we like about the Santro 2018.
Hyundai Santro is among the most anticipated cars to launch in the pre-Diwali season. With the rich inherit from the former Santro, which was a huge success for Hyundai in the India market about decades ago, the Santro is expected to revive the name and to reclaim the Hyundai’s status in the hatchback segment after the poor performance of the Hyundai Eon. And as it turns out, Hyundai Santro has all the potential to become a top-segment hatchback and be Hyundai’s next star. And here we will give you seven reasons why this car will make it big and why you should buy this car.
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1. Surprisingly ample space
The very first impression when you step into the Santro is that it greets you will such a comfort in space. Both the front and the rear could offer abundant head and shoulder space. Legroom and knee room is no exception, too. Roomy cabin is the result of the considerable dimension: Santro has cleared out many rivals with its great height and width.
Even though Hyundai Santro only comes with a compact size and a humble length, the smartly-arranged layout has optimized the given size for a practical and generous interior space. Its interior space is indeed one of the most spacious in its class. With this approach, Hyundai Santro will be a promising runner in the hatchback segment where space is always the trade-off for the compact size.
Hyundai Santro will offer a plenty of room inside the cabin
2. Good-looking appearance
Two decades ago, the Santro has been remembered for its usual design. Hyundai Santro has started the tall-boy stance style in the compact hatchback segment. Even though the Santro gained the recognization for its reliability and performance, it has never been known for having an appealing look.
Fast forward to 2018, Hyundai Santro will change our age-old perception and create the new image under the same old name. The Santro still inherits the tall-boy characteristic of its predecessor, but it will adopt a more eye-pleasing design language.
Noticeably, the new Santro will represent Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design. At the front, we will meet Hyundai’s familiar cascading slated grille. The fog lamp housing is high-set and merging with the grille, which is quite unique to the Santro. Swept-back headlight has no contact with the grille, visually lengthening the bonnet. The contemporary design language has given the Santro a modern and state-of-the-art look which will satisfy the majority but still stand out.
Unlike the old Santro, the new car will definitely a good-looking car
3. Peppy engine and responsive gearbox
Under the hood, a 1.1-litre four-cylinder petrol engine will take the job of powering the whole car. It is one of the rare cars that have four cylinders in its segment. Other rivals like Maruti Celerio, Maruti Wagon R, Tata Tiago or Renault Kwid are all equipped with a three-cylinder engine. It creates an edge for the Santro over its competitors.
There will be the ATM gearbox on offer. And this unit on the Santro does a really good: it is smooth and easy to use. The gear shift is quick, result in better fuel consumption. What’s more, you can hardly find any sign of slow and sluggish response. ATM unit switch gears responsively, which could constantly go from fifth to second gear within one push on the pedal. The instant respond is definitely beneficial at performing overtake and at stop-and-go traffic inside cities.
We have to say that the Santro has brought out a very powerful and efficient cooling system. Under the scorching weather, the Santro’s AC vents are still able to ensure a very pleasant interior atmosphere. And the cherry on top is that the rear bench also gets its own AC vent. The rear AC unit is as powerful and the front one. Hyundai has, in fact, claimed that they have worked on the rear AC to better the cooling effect for the rear seat. It does seem that their effort has paid off.
5. First-in-the-segment features
Hyundai Santro, as other Hyundai cars, will come with an abundant of new features, some of which could be the first in the segment, for example, the 7-inch Santro is absolutely one of the most generous treats that we could have right now. Here are some goodies that Hyundai Santro has to offer:
Parking camera with a sensor
Dual front airbags
Electrically adjustable ORVMs
Rear washer and wiper
With such a fully-loaded package at a very affordable price, there is no way the customers will miss out on this offer.
What’s more, Santro will come with a special top-spec variant. This variant comes with lemon green exterior paint as well as green inserts inside the cabin. The green highlight will appear on the seat belts and AC vent and on the gear shifter. This sporty version does look outstanding and cool, which will surely attract the youngster.
An important key of the Santro is that it will come with a high score on the safety. The new Santro will be packed with a load of safety tech, like rear parking sensor. Even though these features are not standard across the range, it is still one of the richest cars in its class in terms of safety. The standard features include ABS, EBD and driver airbag.
7. Outright affordable price
It is no doubt that Hyundai Santro 2018 will come at an attractive price that will undercut most cars in its class. It is expected to launch at the price of around 4,00 lakh. Compelling price for such a feature-rich car will probably make it to the top of the sales chart.
Overall, Hyundai has shown its determination when creating such a well-round and decent-performing models with many plus points, such as an appealing look, spacious interior, peppy engine, and an attractive price tag. The Santro has all it takes to become the next hit for Hyundai.