Hyundai Santro: Top 5 features that will blow you away

first_imgHyundai has revealed its much-awaited compact hatch Santro recently. The Santro, slated to be a replacement for the Eon is powered by a BS3 compliant motor, which makes it all the more important for a new replacement.Here are top five features that will blow you away:Gets AMT yay!In accordance to sources, the Hyundai Santro is expected to carry a starting price of around Rs 3.50 lakh. The AMT-equipped variant will, however, not be the top-spec model and is expected to carry a premium of around Rs 30-35,000 more than its manual siblings. The top-spec Santro is slated to cost around Rs 5.50 lakh, ex-showroom.The Hyundai Santro hatchback will feature a substantial list of equipment and features which will be a first in the compact hatchback segment. Hyundai is planning to bring a single petrol variant with a potential diesel variant in the months to come.Interior features and equipmentThe Santro will feature a full-touchscreen infotainment system which will be the similar unit seen onboard the bigger brother, the Hyundai Grand i10 hatchback. The system also now gets a new faster processor and is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also doubles up as a display for the reverse camera.On the interior, the Santro takes a lot of cues from the current gen Hyundai i10 Grande. Sporting a dual tone look, the next-gen Santro gets a 7-inch touchscreen with dual vertical air-vents. The central console also gets circular knobs for the climate control, air-flow, and AC blower knob.advertisementThere are also quirky features like the bright yellow fluorescent strip which runs across the dashboard and the air-con vents, the larger than life grille, and of course, rear ac vents.Performance figuresHyundai is not bringing in an updated Eon engine, nor it is putting a lowered state of tune i10 Grande 1.2-litre Kappa. Hyundai is putting in a new 1.1-litre 4cyl Epsilon petrol which churns out 67bhp and 99Nm of peak torque.The Hyundai Santro will also get an option of a company fitted CNG kit. Hyundai will also offer an option of a “Smart Auto AMT Transmission” unit on the Santro.What about safety featuresIn terms of safety, the Santro gets a host of safety features which are in line with the all-new safety mandate coming into effect starting in July 2019. The safety features will include ABS, EBD, seatbelt reminder, speed warning system, and reverse parking sensors. Hyundai will also include speed sensing door locks as standard.Design elementsThe Hyundai Santro hatchback gets the traditional tall-boy design of the first gen Santro. On the exterior design front, the Santro gets Hyundai’s characteristic radiator grille, LED DRLs on headlamps, and a fat C-Pillar. On the interior, the Santro gets piano black upholstery and beige-colored seats.Hyundai will be launching the Santro hatchback officially on October 23. Once launched, it will go head-on with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Tata Tiago, and the Datsun Go facelift.last_img read more