It’s no secret that Hyundai are working on a new hatchback for the Indian market. The hatchback, codenamed the AH2, has been spotted undergoing testing several times. As per sources, the car may be launched in August-2018, just a couple of months away from now.
The car is likely to carry the Santro nameplate, one familiar to the Indian audience. It will replace the phased out i10 from Hyundai’s India line-up. The Santro will be slotted in between the Eon and the Grand i10, meaning it will be positioned as an affordable economic hatchback.
It will carry Hyundai’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’ design language, sporting a tall-boy design as well. The car will feature dual airbags, power windows, fog lamps, ABS with EBD and so on. Sources indicate that the Santro will be available in both manual and automatic transmissions.
As far as the engine is concerned, the Santro will employ a 1.1-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine. This engine Is capable of delivering, 68 BHP of power and 94 Nm of torque. Gearboxes could be in the form of a 5-speed manual one and a 5-speed automatic one.
Prices are expected to start from Rs.4 lakh and go all the way to Rs.8 lakh. The Santro will rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Renault Kwid and the Tata Tiago. With the Santro, we can expect Hyundai to have a winner on its hands and also a big-seller as well.
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