According to a media report, Hyundai Santro (Hyundai AH2 codename) will have a media preview on October 4th , 2018. The company will launch a contest on August 16, where people can suggest a name for the car. It is rumoured that the new model could bear the Santro badge followed by a suffix.
Spy images suggest that the hatchback might have similar proportions to the 1st-gen i10. It appears to have a cascade grille up front, a tall boy side profile and an almost upright rear fascia. The interior features a 3-spoke steering wheel and an amber backlit center console.
The 2018 Hyundai Santro is reported to be based on the Hyundai HA platform that underpinned the previous generation Hyundai i10. Unlike the larger Grand i10, Hyundai will not launch a diesel variant on the 2018 Santro, as it appeals to the first-time car buyer who prefers a petrol option. However, the 2018 Santro will debut the carmaker’s automated manual transmission dubbed ‘Smart Auto’.
Media reports suggest that the car is likely to be powered by an updated version of the 1.1-litre petrol engine that was offered on the Santro Xing and could be paired with a 5-speed automated manual transmission. By 2020, the engine is expected to be upgraded to comply with BS-VI norms.
The next-gen Santro (Codenamed: AH2) is rumored to be launched by the end of October 2018. It will compete with cars like the Datsun GO and Maruti Alto K10.
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