The name, “Santro”, is its identity, nothing more to add to that. It’s a widely accepted and appreciated family car in India and will be as long as it will keep on feeding the needs and expectations of people. Due to its reasonable price range looking at people’s affordability, but not ignoring the requirements of people, is what made it stand out as one of the most popular family cars in India.
But to retain the place and position, one needs to make necessary changes according to people’s expectations and the offers the rivals provide them with.
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Taking about its outside design and dimensions, the new Hyundai Santro hatchback is now longer and wider than its predecessor. It will definitely give you a sporty feeling at your first glance. The design kinda make you feel that it is more of a reincarnation of i10 rather than the Santro previous model.
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The new swept black headlights with an intricate angular pattern in it enhance the personality and make it more appealing. The placing of fog lamps near the headlamps give it a crispy look with extra added visibility. And the grille with that cascading, lined around with a chrome front, gives it the best premium look.
From the side profile, you can notice that Z-shaped line with a creative style, turn lights on ORVM, dynamic R14 silver colored wheels and power windows.
From the rear, the dual tone bumper reflectors along with the tail lamps give it a sportier accent to feast your eyes with.
Now, taking a look at it from inside, you can feel that it is more spacious than its previous model which is important for a comfortable ride experience. The quality and design Santro has come up with its new avatar is noteworthy and appreciable. The plastics used in the dashboard is well finished and the most interesting design that it has changed is the front design where the infotainment system is installed. It looks like the face of elephant which will give a cultural and religious feeling to those Indian of the Lord Ganesh.
The seats are rather low due to the space management and to give you a decent headroom. All the features and design it is now with did not give you much chance to complain. Moving to the second row, the seats are quite comfortable with reasonable knee space, leg space and shoulder space. The boot space is 235 L which is decent enough for the luggage of a 4-member family. Overall, it has again stood out as one of the best family cars and has maintained its legacy.
Moving to its performance, the new Hyundai Santro got the same 1.1 L engine that produces a max power of 69 PS at 5500 rpm with a max torque of 10.1 Kgm at 4500 rpm. It also comes with a 1.1 L Bio-Fuel petrol with CNG hybrid engine that generates a max power of 59 PS for CNG at 5500 rpm with 8.6 Kgm of torque at 4500 rpm. It comes with a 5-speed manual transmission that will allow you a rather easy and smooth gear shifting with an improved NVH level (noise, vibration and harshness). It also comes with an Auto AMT that will make you confident enough to put your hand on the steering with an amazing drivability.
If you are looking for a 4 members family size car, it can be proven as the best deal for you.