Hyundai Santro is making a comeback and the company is betting big on it to revive the sales in the compact hatchback segment. The Eon which has been an underperformer honestly could not bring in number similar to the competition which now has new entrants like the Renault Kwid. At a time like this the Korean manufacturer is looking to bring the Hyundai Santro back from the dead.
The new Hyundai Santro 2018 has already been spied testing on Indian Roads a few times and if the rumors are true the car will be available before Diwali later this year. But what we do not know as of now is that will the new tall boy hatch replace the Eon completely or sit somewhere between the Eon and the Grand i10. Well, major media houses maintain that Hyundai Santro will sit in the place of the discontinued i10.
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The tall boy hatchback Hyundai Santro 2018 facelift will be making a comeback in full swing and is being extensively tested by the Korean automaker. The model spotted was equipped with wheel covers and steel rims which leads us to believe that the Alloy Wheels might not be offered even as an option here. We expect to see the same set of engines from the Eon to make way to the upcoming Hyundai Santro.
Hyundai Santro might also squeeze things in and come in with a touch screen infotainment display that is the talking point of the rival Renault Kwid. There won’t be any Apple Carplay or Android Auto connectivity though since the focus is on keeping the costs down. Another rumor doing the rounds is that like the Celerio the automatic AMT gearbox will make way to the Hyundai Santro 2018.
So Hyundai will continue to sell both the Eon and the Santro?
Well this does make sense though. The Hyundai Santro will be the Korean rival to cars like the Wagon R that have been selling immensely well even without frequent updates. People like to have a little room on the insides and the tall boy design leads us to believe that there definitely will be better head room and leg room in the Hyundai Santro than the Eon which will be its cramped sibling.