Please Tell Us Your City

Knowing your city will help us provide relevant content to you.

Sorry! No matching results found. Try again.Error Identifying Your Location.

Log in to CarWale

Please enter your password
Forgot password?
Please enter your registered email

Or Login with

Sign In with google

Sign up to CarWale

Please enter your name
+91
Please enter your mobile number
Please enter your password
Please enter your password
Ad

Hyundai Santro AMT Long Term Review: Introduction

Long Term Report 1

What do you look for in a small family hatchback? A roomy cabin? Features? Better-than-average performance? 

That’s all the basics covered, but at a more progressive level, would you rather have a small hatch that comes with an AMT which is not exactly cutting-edge tech but one that adds a whole lot of convenience to your everyday driving? That’s the question that has been brought into focus ever since the Hyundai Santro AMT joined our long-term fleet. Let me clear this right away that even within the modest confines of the entry-level hatch segment, this new Santro isn’t particularly an exciting buy. However, what it does extremely well is deliver high degrees of practicality in a simple yet solidly built package.

For now, I have been acquainting myself with the Santro. Having run and appreciated the original for many years, I am keen to see if the all-new Santro moves the game on extensively. First impressions are positive – I picked up the Santro right after our annual CarWale Track Day extravaganza and since then, it has proved to be a stylish city runabout. Now I admit, it’s not a standout design but it does look smart in the Marina Blue paint – in a sea of grey and white coloured cars, our Santro admittedly gets a fair bit of attention. 

We are running the top-spec AMT trim dubbed Sportz AMT which costs Rs 6.44 lakhs on-road. It costs just Rs 30,000 more than the Magna AMT and gets plenty of additional features such as front fog lamps, keyless entry, wheel covers, electrically adjustable mirrors and a brilliant touchscreen infotainment system. However, there are quite a few glaring omissions, too, most of which I would get to in the next report. 

Driving in Mumbai can be pretty demanding even at the best of times although I feel hardly fazed. It may not be the most desirable car in our current fleet, but the Santro AMT is extremely easy to drive and rather efficient and I am looking forward to putting a lot of kilometres on it as a daily driver. 

Vehicle Log

Odometer: 6210km

Km this month: 875km

Fuel Efficiency: 12.3kmpl


Photos by Kaustubh Gandhi

Photos

Ad

Hyundai Santro Price in India

CityOn-Road Prices
Bangalore₹ 4.78 Lakhs onwards
Chennai₹ 4.6 Lakhs onwards
Hyderabad₹ 4.68 Lakhs onwards
New Delhi₹ 4.39 Lakhs onwards
Kolkata₹ 4.48 Lakhs onwards
Mumbai₹ 4.6 Lakhs onwards
  • Upcoming Cars

MG HectorMG Hector

27th Jun 2019

18L - ₹ 23L
Hyundai Kona EVHyundai Kona EV

9th Jul 2019

25L - ₹ 30L
BMW X7BMW X7

25th Jul 2019

80L - ₹ 1.20Cr
BMW 7 Series FaceliftBMW 7 Series Facelift

25th Jul 2019

1.22Cr - ₹ 1.40Cr
Renault TriberRenault Triber

Aug 2019

5L - ₹ 7L
All Upcoming Cars

Tips, Advice & Guides

Car tips, advice & guides from our experts

Tips & Advice 

Select your city to avail offers

Currently available only in