Hyundai Santro New Facelift Model to Launch in Early 2018 | Will Rival Maruti Suzuki Alto & Renault Kwid

Hyundai Santro was phased out of the Indian car market in 2015 and Eon became the cheapest budget offering from the Korean company in India. Eon was far from a failure but could not ring the cash register for Hyundai like the Santro did. The tall boy design of the Santro translated to a roomier cabin than its competitors like the Maruti Suzuki Alto and it became an instant hit.

Well, we have spied the new Hyundai Santro replacement on the Chennai highway and it might be gearing up for launch early next year.

Hyundai Santro Replacement Spied Testing On Indian Roads

Hyundai Santro replacement budget hatchback was spied testing near Chennai and we think the Korean company might showcase the final product at the Auto Expo in 2018 which is supposed to take place in Noida in February. The car spied was covered with camouflage but that did not stop us from joining all pieces of information together. The new Hyundai Santro replacement retains the tall boy design but the C-Pillar looks familiar to the grand i10 which is the biggest change in design language.

This could in all fairness translate to better space on the inside and that is exactly something Hyundai will be eyeing to do to beat the Maruti Suzuki Alto. The Korean company has also been the best when it comes to features compared to other automakers in India and the same will be followed inside. Do not be surprised if the Hyundai Santro 2018 features a touchscreen to take on the new kid in the competition the Renault Kwid.

Launch and Price of the Hyundai Santro Replacement

The Hyundai Santro can make a comeback with the same nameplate or could also be called the Hyundai Atos which is sold globally. Expect it to be priced aggressively between 2.5-4.5 lakh Indian Rupees to take on the newer cars in the segment like the Datsun RediGo and the Renault Kwid. However, Hyundai Santro’s biggest competition is the Maruti Suzuki Alto and the Korean budget offering may also come with an automatic transmission to take on India’s most selling car Alto.

Source: Business Today

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