Hyundai Santro prices now start at Rs 4.15 lakh

19th Jul 2019 6:00 am

The new Era Executive variant replaces the base D-Lite and Era trims; mid-spec Magna and Sportz get more equipment too.

As we had already reported last month, Hyundai has silently rejigged the Santro line-up by replacing the base D-Lite and Era variants with a single Era Executive trim. While the now defunct models came with a sticker price of Rs 3.90 lakh and Rs 4.25 lakh, respectively, the new Era Executive has been introduced at Rs 4.15 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), which translates into a bump of Rs 25,000 in the starting price of Hyundai’s budget hatchback range. The mid-spec and top-end variants remain unaffected by the price revision.

As is the case with prices, the Era Executive slots in between the now discontinued D-Lite and Era trims in terms of features too. It gets basics like body coloured bumpers, a manual air-conditioner and front power windows, which were glaring omissions on the D-Lite. However, it misses out on some of the Santro Era variant’s kit like a front power outlet and rear AC vents. Though a driver’s side airbag, ABS, EBD and power steering are standard offerings on the Santro range, the list surprisingly excludes essentials like rear parking sensors (available only on the top-end Asta), a seat belt reminder and a speed alert system, which became mandatory on all new cars produced on July 1, 2019.

In a bid to make the Santro more competitive, Hyundai has made minor feature additions to the mid-spec variants too. The CNG and petrol-manual versions of the Magna variant gain their AMT counterpart’s 2-DIN audio system and multi-function steering wheel. Safety kit that is available on the top-spec Asta – like a rear parking camera, passenger side airbag and front seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters – can now also be found on the Sportz AMT variant.      

Mechanically, the Hyundai hatchback remains unchanged. It gets a 1.1-litre motor that puts out 69hp on petrol and 59hp on CNG. Transmission duties are handled by a standard 5-speed manual transmission, with an AMT auto gearbox available as an option. As such, the Santro rivals the Tata Tiago, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R and Celerio in our market.

Hyundai Santro variant-wise prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
VariantsNew Santro pricesOld Santro Prices
D-Lite-Rs 3.90 lakh
Era ExecutiveRs 4.15 lakh-
Era-Rs 4.25 lakh
MagnaRs 4.72 lakhRs 4.72 lakh
Magna AMTRs 5.21 lakhRs 5.21 lakh
Magna CNGRs 5.38 lakhRs 5.38 lakh
SportzRs 5.02 lakhRs 5.02 lakh
Sportz AMTRs 5.60 lakhRs 5.60 lakh
Sportz CNGRs 5.68 lakhRs 5.68 lakh
AstaRs 5.50 lakhRs 5.50 lakh

Hyundai Santro vs rivals: Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
SantroWagon RCelerioTiago
Petrol-MTRs 4.15-5.50 lakhRs 4.34-5.44 lakhRs 4.31-5.36 lakhRs 4.40-5.77 lakh
Petrol-ATRs 5.21-5.60 lakhRs 5.26-5.91 lakhRs 5.13-5.48 lakhRs 5.60-6.22 lakh
CNG-MTRs 5.38-5.68 lakhRs 4.99-5.06 lakhRs 5.35-5.43 lakh-
Diesel-MT---Rs 5.25-6.62 lakh

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