- The Santro nameplate will make its comeback after a hiatus of four years.
- Hyundai will launch the new Santro with many segment-first features.
- Will debut AMT for Hyundai.
The Hyundai Santro has created a lot of buzz way ahead of its launch on 23 October. It was officially showcased on the 10th of this month and we have driven the car. You can read all about it over here. Most importantly, the prices of the resurrected hatchback have also been leaked and you can read about it over here. Now, here are the images of the Santro’s cabin before the official unveil.
The centre stack of the Santro’s dashboard nicely integrates the seven-inch touchscreen in between the large air-con vents. Below the screen, there are manual buttons for the media control as well. The three rotary knobs for the air-con control are placed below that. The circular air-vent on the passenger side appears to have been taken out of a much expensive vehicle.
The instrument cluster has an equally sized speedometer and tachometer. There’s also a digital screen which can read out essential information such as fuel indicator, trip meter and gear-shift indicator. Interestingly, the window control switches are placed behind the gear lever. There is a small storage compartment ahead of the gear lever as well. The automatic variant’s gear lever is seen with a premium looking piano-black finish.
When launched, Hyundai will also offer the top-spec Santro Asta in a special 'Diana Green' paint scheme. This variant will get a colour co-ordinated interior just like in its direct rival, the Tiago. The same exterior colour treatment will be seen on the dashboard and around AC vents, along with gear shift control. These special accents are also seen on the infotainment knobs and around the air-con vents.
The Santro will be launched in nine variants and seven colour options. There will be seven petrol-powered trims and two CNG powered versions. Under the hood, there will be a 1.1-litre four-cylinder petrol engine developing 68bhp of power and 101Nm of torque. Besides a five-speed manual, there will also be an AMT gearbox option which will be a first for Hyundai. Hyundai will also offer a factory-fitted CNG kit with a 58bhp version of the same 1.1-litre motor. The brand is claiming 20.3kmpl in terms of fuel efficiency for the petrol version.