Do you remember one of the most successful nameplates in the Hyundai’s portfolio? We guess you won’t. The Santro is reportedly coming back into the market, and the vehicle is currently under development. The Korean Manufacturer, Santro was the first car launched in India by Hyundai.
According to vendor sources, the new iteration of Santro will be launched in India in around two years. Arguably, the Hyundai Santro was the first tall boy designed hatchbacks in the country which was launched in the year 1998.
Hyundai sold for 13.6lakh units in the domestic market until it was discontinued at the end of 2014. It has clocked nearly 1.9million units of lifetime sales both in domestic as well as in international markets. It debuted with MPFI engine at the time of carburettor engines.
There was an expectation that the new Santro will also to be the tall boy hatchback design with crossover stance. This legendary hatchback is all set to re-enter into the Indian market in the first six months in 2018. After its launch, it may compete on the Renault Kwid and Datsun redi-Go which is soon to be launch.
According to the reports, the new Hyundai Santro will be based on a new platform which will be shared by the Kia brand as well. The car will be powered either by 1.0-litre engine or 800cc engine, and both will be highly frugal.
The comeback of Hyundai Santro is expected to drive high volumes in the Indian market, as it has an excellent interior, modern high-slung design, highly powerful fuel efficient powertrain. The all new avatar of Santro will be the first company to feature AMT in the Indian Portfolio. Hyundai’s India CEO Young Yee has recently reported that the AMT Models will be introduced from the year 2018.