On October 10, 2018, the all-new Hyundai Santro was open for bookings and from last 13 days, almost 23,500 cars have been booked. Hyundai says that the first three-month production run has already been accounted in these 13 days.
After so much teasing, the new Santro has been launched at the initial price of Rs 3.89 lakh. The original Santro was a huge success in India and when the production was discontinued in 2015, Hyundai had to face huge disapproval from the fans. Note that ‘the fruit of patience is always sweet’ which can be seen from the booking done by the customers.
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Five trims are offered by new Santro - Era, Sportz, Asta, D-Lite and Magna including CNG for both the variants- Magna and Sportz. All trims will be powered by 1.1-litre, a four-cylinder engine which produces 59hp and 84Nm in the CNG variant and 69hp and 99Nm in the petrol variant.
The CNG variant will offer 5-speed manual gearbox and the petrol variant will offer 5-speed manual gearbox along with 5-speed AMT gearbox (the later are only available in Magna and Sportz trims). New Hyundai Santro will compete with the rivals including Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Datsun Go and Tata Tiago.