Hyundai India has begun dispatching its upcoming Santro hatchback, which is slated to launch on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Online bookings of the hatchback are currently ongoing. While there have been multiple instances of the vehicle being spotted in various forms of disguise earlier, today we bring to you new images that show the car in its Asta trim in totally undisguised form.
The top-spec Santro Asta gets full wheel covers as standard; there are no alloy wheels on offer on any variant of the car. It gets a chrome surround for the grille, the wing mirrors and door handles are body coloured with the mirrors getting integrated turn indicators. This variant also gets a rear wash/wipe as standard. The model also gets a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. The screen also doubles as a display for the reverse camera.
The new Santro is available in as many as nine trims. There will be two gearbox options on offer along with the petrol and there's a CNG option as well. Power comes from a 69hp, four-cylinder 1.1-litre engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission as reported earlier. This engine-gearbox option will get five variants starting from the base DLite (likely to start around Rs 3.7 lakh), Era, Magna, Sportz and the top-spec Asta trim.
The CNG-powered Santro's 1.1-litre engine, which makes 58hp, is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The Santro with the factory-fitted CNG kit will be available in Magna and Sportz trims only.
Additionally, for the first time, Hyundai is offering a new AMT gearbox, which makes its debut in the Santro. The Hyundai Santro Smart Auto AMT will also be available on the Magna and Sportz trims, which means the top-spec Santro Asta won't come with an AMT gearbox. Hyundai will also not offer the Santro AMT with a CNG option.
The Santro petrol MT is claimed to deliver a 20.3kpl fuel efficiency figure while the CNG variant will do 30.5km/kg. Speaking of the warranty, the company offers a three-year/1,00,000km warranty on the Santro along with a three-year roadside assistance package.
As far as safety goes, the model gets a single driver's side airbag, ABS, rear parking sensors, EBD and a speed alert system.
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