Hyundai is all set to bring in the Santro to India on October 23, 2018. The Santro badge makes a comeback into the Indian market and /right at the time when the company celebrates the 20th anniversary of the car in India. There are a lot of expectations from the car and the company gave us a sneak peek into what the car will look like. From what we could see, the Santro continues to get the tall boy design and that's good. However, there are now a host of new colours on offer. The company already announced that there will be a total of 7 colours on offer namely - Typhoon Silver, Polar White, Stardust (dark grey), Imperial Beige (as seen in the pictures), Marina Blue, Fiery Red, and that Diana Green.
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The Asta variant of the 'Diana Green' Hyundai Santro will have matching green bits around the dashboard and AC vents. The same outlined treatment will also continue around the gear shifter console. What we especially like though is the little attention to detail that includes green accents on the infotainment control knobs and the round side AC vents at both ends of the dash. It also comes with cool matching green seatbelts The green Hyundai Santro package will only be available on the manual Asta variant, which will also have dual airbags as standard along with ABS and EBD.
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Visually, the overall silhouette of the car, especially from the sides, does give us a brief reminder of the older Santro, but it's very clear that the design and styling are all new. In fact, the car has been designed in line with the company's latest design language, featuring the large grille with the cascading pattering, large sweptback headlamps, and sculpted front bumper. The car also gets a pair of sharp tooth-shaped foglamps, which are positioned much higher, closer to the grille.
The rear of the Santro takes design cues from the Grand i10 but we'll know more about the car when it's launched next week. What we do know, though, are the features that will be on offer. There's a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which is equipped with smartphone connectivity and supports Apple Car Play and Android Auto on the top spec variant. On either side, we have larger aircon vents with a bunch of buttons and knobs positioned below of in-car controls. The steering wheel also gets the dual tone treatment with mounted controls for telephony, audio, and more.
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Under the hood, Hyundai is offering the 2018 Santro with a 1.1-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine. The engine develops 68 bhp and 99 Nm of peak torque and will be mated to a five-speed gearbox as standard. Though, the new Santro will be the first Hyundai to get the option of an AMT gearbox. There will be also a CNG option on offer where the engine will develop 59 bhp and deliver a fuel economy of 20.3 kmpl.
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