New Hyundai Santro Launched In India At Rs 3.89 lakh

by Mohammed Burman | 23/10/2018
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The long-awaited 2018 Hyundai Santro has just been launched in India at Rs 3.89 lakh. After all of the expectations, the new Santro is here with better exterior, interior and mechanical features.

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1. 2018 Hyundai Santro’s refreshed exterior

The Hyundai Santro is now available in seven different colours: Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Fiery Red, Marina Blue, Stardust (dark grey) and the two new ones: Diana Green and Imperial Beige.

The new Santro exterior features a more angular appearance which goes well with the design idea utilized by all the modern Hyundai products.

In the front, there is a new cascading grille with large fog lamps on both sides, which makes the vehicle look bolder. Above the grille is the sweeping angular headlamps.

In the side profile, the car is equipped with 14-inch steel wheels equipped with wheel caps. Moreover, ORVMs with LED turn indicators and a kink which raises the rear door windows’ glass area are also added to contribute to the sportiness of the vehicle.

Coming to the rear, you can realize that it looks like the Grand i10 with short and thick tail lamps as well as a bumper of dual colour tones.

Underpinned by the new K1 platform, the new Santro is 3,610mm long, 1,645mm wide and 1,560mm high with a 2,400mm wheelbase, remaining its tall-boy appearance and offering a large head and knee room.

The 2018 Hyundai Santro exterior from back to front

The 2018 Hyundai Santro exterior experiences some new tweaks to look more sporty

2. 2018 Hyundai Santro’s updated interior

The 2018 Hyundai Santro interior features a grey and beige tone available in all seven exterior colours. The cabin is typical of a Hyundai car with a large screen packed with AC vents on both sides. It is a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity as well as a rearview camera. The rear AC vents are equipped with a manual air conditioning system.

Safety features include

  • Anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce limitation

  • Rear parking sensors

  • Impact and automatic auto door unlock

  • Seat belt pretensioner

  • Standard driver airbag and passenger airbag on the top-spec variant

2018 Hyundai Santro interior dashboard

The 2018 Hyundai Santro interior is packed with some modern features, the most prominent of which is a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system

3. 2018 Hyundai Santro’s engine

The Santro receives power from a 1.1-litre E-Epsilon motor with four cylinders. This engine can churn out 69PS of max power and 99Nm of peak torque. The power is spread to the front wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission or an AMT unit.

The 2018 Santro hatchback will also be offered with the CNG options on the Magna and Sportz variants, where the motor can generate 59PS of power and 84Nm of torque.

2018 Hyundai Santro engine poster

The 2018 Hyundai Santro offers a wide variety of options in terms of engine

The specifications in terms of the 2018 Santro’s fuel efficiency is shown in the table below.


 Petrol MT  20.3kmpl 
 Petrol AMT  20.3kmpl 
 CNG  30.48km/kg 

4. 2018 Hyundai Santro price and variants

The 2018 Hyundai Santro is available in five variants: Dlite, Era, Magna, Sportz and Asta with the AMT gearbox and CNG options available only on the Magna and Sports ones. Hyundai has released the 2018 Hyundai Santro official price list of all 5 variants across all options.

Refer to the table below to check out the price.



 Dlite  Rs 3.89 lakh
 Era  Rs 4.24 lakh
 Magna  Rs 4.57 lakh 
 Magna AMT  Rs 5.18 lakh 
 Magna CNG  Rs 5.23 lakh 
 Sportz   Rs 4.99 lakh 
 Sportz AMT  Rs 5.46 lakh 
 Sportz CNG  Rs 5.46 lakh 
 Asta  Rs 5.45 lakh 

Hyundai is offering a standard warranty of 3 years/1 lakh km along with a standard 3-year RSA on the 2018 Hyundai Santro. With such a competitive price, a list of updated features and a sportier look, the 2018 Hyundai Santro is expected to be a serious competitor against Maruti WagonR, Maruti Celerio, 2018 Datsun GO and the upcoming Tata Tiago.

Refer to the table below for a comparison between the price of 2018 Hyundai Santro and its direct rivals.



 Maruti WagonR  Rs 4.14 lakh - Rs 5.35 lakh
 Maruti Celerio  Rs 4.21 lakh - Rs 5.40 lakh
 Tata Tiago  Rs 3.39 lakh - Rs 6.04 lakh 
 Datsun Go facelift  Rs 3.29 lakh - Rs 4.89 lakh 


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