Hyundai Santro at 3.89 lakhs? The best buy is Sportz at 4.99 lakhs, read below.

The second gen Santro is officially launched at a compelling price thats starts at 3.89 lakhs. The car is offered in five variants D-lite. Era, Magna, Sportz and Asta. Among these, Magna and Sportz will have the new inhouse AMT and CNG power options.
The new car and its name is well received as evident from the 23000 plus bookings in less than 10 days during pre booking period.

Price and Competition

Santro has undercut its primary rivals, Celerio, Tiago, Wagon R, and Kwid by decent margins. D-lite starts at 3.89, Era at 4.20, Magna at 4.57, Sportz at 4.99 and Asta at 5.45, lakhs respectively. While Manual model ranges from 3.89 -5.45 lakhs, AMT is in the price range of 5.18 to 5.46 lakhs and CNG is between 5.23 – 5.64 lakh. With so many segment leading featured, this undercutting can create significant damage to rivals.

Design

Taking a cue from the first Santro, the car features a tall boy design. A wide bodies front grill in all black with chrome borders has been inspired from a wild elephant. Big panels, muscular wheel arches, chisseled body lines and Zshaped creases gives a good stance for the car. Fog lamps have moved up and closer to the headlamps and snugs fittingly in its black enclosure. Though the rear is simple and appealing it sports a dual tone bumper with thin strip reflectors. Body coloured door handles, ORVM integrated mirrors, short antenna and wheel covers adds to the appeal.An increased wheel base and compact engine bay translates into more cabin space.

The interior features dual tone beige and black colour scheme with a fresh new dashboard. The star shaped air con vents seems to be inspired from Mercs adds a lot a premium appeal. Car is offered on a special Diana green shade with colour coordinated interiors

New benchmarks

The first gen Santro has redefined the small car space in India which was then dominated by Maruti 800. The second gen also follows the same trail, by pushing the feature set in the compact hatch segment.

The features that you will like

Designed to meet all the needs of a family with ample space and convenience that will make every journey an enjoyable and memorable one. Wider wheel base and a decent boot makes it a comfortable family car. It has semi key less entry, power windows, lots of cute storage spaces on doors and fascia.

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The Spill of Luxury

To spice up, we are offered a new 7 inch touchscreen with Apple connect, Android Auto, Blue tooth connectivity, USB, USB charging, steering mounted audio control, voice recognition and rear air con vents.There is also the multi information display with enough alerts and trip related information.

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Safe and Secure

To add to the safety dimension, ABS and driver side air bags comes as standard. The new strengthened frame holds the car. Immobilzer, front fog lamps. rear defogger, day/night rear view mirror, electrically adjustable side mirrors, parking assist with display and sensors. pretensioners and load limiters on front seat belts, speed sensing door locks, impact sensing door unlock, child lock, fire extinguisher(CNG). The best of all these starts with the Sportz trim with complete package on Asta. Hyundai was good enough to offer a floor mat hook to ensure the mats stay in place

Refined engine with AMT for the cities.

The engine on offer is the refined 1.1l epsilon petrol engine from i10 which is now tuned to meet the new emission guidelines. It delivers 67ps of power at 5500 rpm. The engine also runs on bi fuel, petrol+ CNG delivering 59 ps of power. The car features the CNG filling valve near petrol lid for convenience and better fitment. The transmission is 5 speed manual and the new Smart Auto AMT which is first on a Hyundai. The new AMT is sure to grab sales considering the rising choice for it for its relaxed drive. and it is claimed to offer performance similar to CVT . The car runs on tubeless 13 inch and 14 inch shoes on its various trims

The Verdict

Going by the price and features, a best buy will be the Sportz trim at 4.99 lakhs. The base variant D-Lite is too basic without an airconditioner.

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