Hyundai Launches New Santro at Starting Price of Rs 3.89 Lakh

Hyundai has launched its latest offering, the Santro compact hatchback in India at a starting price of Rs 3.89 lakh (Pan India). The Santro which was previously discontinued has once again been launched in the country. It features a brand new design and has been built on a new platform. The Korean car maker will be offering the Santro with petrol and factory fitted CNG options.

Santro will now be 3,610 mm long, 1,645 mm wide and 1,560 mm tall. It will ride R14 inch tyres and has a wheelbase of 2,400 mm. The latest addition to Hyundai's car portfolio in India is based on K1 platform developed with 63 % advanced high strength steel (AHSS) and high strength Steel (HSS) for both static and dynamic stiffness for enhanced body structure. Powering the Santro is a 1.1 litre, 69 hp petrol engine which will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed AMT unit which was developed in-house by Hyundai. The feature list on the Santro will include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link for the touchscreen infotainment unit (with rear parking camera display). Other connectivity options come in the form of USB, AUX and Bluetooth. For the first time, Hyundai is offering the Santro with steering mounted controls, airbags, ABS with EBD and seatbelt reminder. 

Y K Koo, MD & CEO, HMIL said, Santro is a result of its numerous product clinics and rigourous durability tests across various terrains. It is an collaboration of strong efforts by its R&D centres in Namyang, South Korea, Chennai and Hyderabad, he added.

Hyundai will be offering more features on the higher spec variants of the new Santro. The top spec Asta model will be offered with a reverse parking camera, reverse parking sensors, rear defogger, rear AC vents, power windows, rear wiper/ washer, ORVM with turn indicators, keyless entry and electronically adjustable and retractable ORVMs. The new Hyundai Santro competes with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, Celerio and top spec Alto models.



Price (Manual Transmission)

Price AMT 

Price CNG variant


Rs 3,89,900



Rs 4,24,400



Rs 4,57,900

Rs 5,18,900

Rs 5,23,900


Rs 4,99,900

Rs 5,46,900

Rs 5,64,900


Rs 5,45,900






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