After having been discontinued for 2 years now, Hyundai India is set to bring back the Santro name on a new model in the second half of 2018.
The upcoming Santro will fill the gap between the Eon and the Grand i10, which has widened after the regular i10 was discontinued last year. Design-wise, it will lose its characteristic tall boy design for a younger and sleeker styling. It is also unclear if the Korean car-maker will make it a crossover-like inspired from Kwid, or stick to the regular hatchback styling.
As for power, the new Santro will come equipped with 2 petrol engine options – a 1.1-litre iRDE and 1.2-litre Kappa engine. Both engines will be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, while an AMT version might be on the cards, as previously a report has emerged that Hyundai is working on AMT for one of its entry-level models.
Apparently, rumours have it that the new car might get a new name as well. However, Hyundai hasn’t yet commented on the same. In any case, the new Santro is expected to go on-sale in India in the second half of next-year.
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Source: ET Auto