New-gen Hyundai Santro to offer touchscreen unit, steering mounted controls, electric ORVMs and more
The original tall boy design car of India, the Hyundai Santro is all set to make a comeback. Hyundai has been already testing the car at different parts of the country. The 2018 Santro will make use of the fluidic design language that is seen on some of the premium offerings by Hyundai. And now a set of spied images have revealed the premium interior of the hatchback. Hyundai is expected to launch the new-gen Santro in India in this festive season.
The car will sit between the Eon and Grand i10 in the company's line-up and will carry a similar design language with strong lines, LED DRLs and the full-face grille seen on the facelifted Grand i10. The new Santro features large tail lights like the Eon. Like the updated Grand i10, the new Santro gets black inserts in the bumpers. Coming to the interior, the new-gen Hyundai Santro will come with a three-spoke steering wheel with audio mounted controls. In addition, the hatch might also get a touchscreen system that one can operate through the steering mounted controls. It is being said that the dash mounted gear lever, cabin trim design and other bits will resemble that of the Grand i10. All these features will make the new-gen Hyundai Santro a lot more premium than before.
The dash mounted gear lever, cabin trim design and other bits in the new-gen Santro will resemble that of the Grand i10 (Image Source: motorbeam.com)
While there is no official confirmation yet, we expect the new Hyundai Santro to be powered by 800cc and 1.0-litre petrol engines, pretty much the norm in the segment. Hyundai is expected to offer automatic and AMT versions as well, given the increasing popularity of automatics. We expect the new Hyundai Santro to be launched within the first half of 2018 and be priced in the 2.5 lakh to 4.5 lakh rupee price bracket.
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