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Hyundai Santro Caught Testing In Europe

Spy shots show that the all-new Hyundai Santro is undergoing winter testing in Europe, while the India-spec model is likely to make its debut at the upcoming Auto Expo 2018.

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The all-new Hyundai Santro will be launched in India later this year taking the place of the i10

We are eagerly awaiting the launch of the next generation of the Hyundai Santro in India and in fact have caught it testing quite a few times in the country. While it is likely to be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo followed by its India launch later this year, Hyundai India is wasting no time in doing some winter testing in Europe. Spy shots show that the Santro undergoing winter testing in Europe shows that the launch of the vehicle is being done on a war footing. Also Read: Hyundai Santro Nameplate is Coming Back to India

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Hyundai Santro is undergoing winter testing in Europe

In this new spy photo, we can see how closely it resembles the larger Grand i10. The trapezoidal grille which is now a family look also makes its way on the car. Like its predecessor, the new Santro has a tall roof and that will certainly translate into a generous amount of headroom for the driver and passengers. The greenhouse is quite big for such a small car and that will have a positive impact on visibility, while the large front and rear doors will boost practicality. Furthermore, the test mule is seen with full wheel cover on steel wheels and this shows that it could be a lower spec model. The top-end is likely to be made available will alloy wheels. The cabin will also come with some modern elements and could possibly include a touchscreen infotainment in the top-end model with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, which will give it a big boost in terms of features.

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2018 Hyundai Santro will share its design cues with the Grand i10

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You can also see in these spy shots as to how high the fog lamps are placed and we do not see any DRLs as of now. On the powertrain front, it is likely to get a 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre engine options with transmission duties to be carried out by a 5-Speed Manual Transmission or an AMT.

The new Hyundai Santro will go up against the likes of the Tata Tiago, Maruti Suzuki Celerio and even the Renault Kwid. Thus we expect it to be priced somewhere around ₹ 3.2 lakh.

Image Courtesy: Motor1

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