Hyundai is working on a small new hatchback to launch in 2018. Although Hyundai has not yet disclosed the name of the car, it is codenamed as AH2. The South Korean carmaker is expected to launch its already established brand Santro back in the Indian market in 2018. Now the Hyundai Santro has been spotted testing on roads. The company has not yet disclosed any details regarding the launch of the new Santro.
The upcoming Santro appear to be in the production phase and is likely to be launched by the mid of 2018. The spotted model appears to be the top variant of Santro 2018 because of the features seen on it. The car has been updated with large windows for easy outside view from inside the cabin.
Hyundai Santro 2018 Features
Santro has been the Hyundai’s most popular and most sold brand in the past among the Indian customers. The spotted hatchback was covered with camouflaged livery to conceal the design of the car. However, some features such as high mounted stop light, tail light cluster, plastic wheel covers, bumper mounted number plate and rear wiper were revealed by the spotted hatchback.
On the front side, the new model got a cascading front grille, sharp headlamps with DRLs and a stylish bumper. The rear design and looks of the 2018 Santro are similar to that of Grand i10. Although the technical details of the new hatchback are not yet known, it is expected to come with an 800cc or 1 litre engine option mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Hyundai is expected to launch the Santro 2018 with the Automatic transmission option.
Santro the most popular Hyundai Car
The South Korean carmaker garnered a lot of success from the Santro brand in the past. The car is known as the family car for many Indian people. It is compact, affordable and easy to drive, that is the reason why many customers bought the hatchback in the past. Hyundai seems to use the brand name to expand its share in the Indian market. When launched, it is expected to boost the sales of the company in 2018. The upcoming Santro 2018 is likely to compete with Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Tata Tiago, and Renault Kwid.