New Hyundai Santro to offer AMT on its Magna and Sportz variants

The buzz surrounding the much awaited Hyundai Santro is only getting stronger by the day. Ranging from being the most affordable tall boy AMT offering to boasting of new upmarket safety features as standard, the new Santro Hyundai is all set to ride the Festive Wave. Just days before the launch, we have now details of the variants on offer. The new Hyundai Santro which goes on sale across all dealerships on October 23, 2018 will reportedly come in five trim levels.

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Hyundai will offer different variants of its Santro Magna and Sportz line. The mid-spec variants will come equipped with both manual and AMT gearbox options. Both variants will also be available with optional factory-fit CNG kit sans the AMT box.

The new Hyundai Santro lineup including the top-spec Astra trim will be powered by the same 69hp, 1.1-litre petrol engine. The same engine will be mated to either the 5-speed AMT gearbox or the manual transmission unit. Hyundai is aware of the price sensitivity of the Indian Buyer and hence top-spec Astra trim may miss pot on the 5-speed AMT gearbox. Also, the AMT-specs may not get all the premium features that are available on the top-spec Astra trim like the rear AC vents, the Reverse Camera as well as the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

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While potential buyers may have a tough decision to make in terms of AMT or Features, they can feel relieved that all trims across the new Hyundai Santro Range will have driver’s side airbag, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, steering-mounted controls and power-adjustable wing mirrors as standard.

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In terms of price, the AMT trims may get dearer by Rs 30,000 when compared to its manual sibling. Hyundai's new AMT hatchback will match Tata Tiago AMT (Rs 5.04-5.63 lakh) in terms of pricing. Further, it may even undercut its other rival, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio AMT (Rs 5.49-5.94 lakh) by a significant amount.