Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) may bring the iconic Santro nameplate back to the Indian market. The Korean automaker are lining up an hatchback, and it has not yet been confirmed on whether this hatchback will be named the Santro. The car, codenamed the AH2, will sit between the Eon and the Grand i10 in Hyundai’s India line-up.
Recently, the car was spotted undergoing testing yet again. The AH2 was wrapped in camouflage and was seen alongside the Creta facelift and the recently launched i20 facelift. This car will replace the already phased out i10 from Hyundai’s range.
Hyundai will give the car a tall-boy design, similar to what they had done for the Santro previously. It will feature Hyundai’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’ design theme. The car will also get large windows to make sure that the cabin does not feel cramped.
Hyundai will give the AH2 a 1.1-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine. This engine is capable of producing 68 BHP of power and 100 Nm of torque. It will come mated to a 5-speed transmission, with both manual and automatic available as options.
We can expect the Santro to be launched in the middle of 2018. The car will rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Renault Kwid and the Tata Tiago. Prices are expected to start at Rs. 4 lakhs and go all the way to Rs. 8 lakhs.
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