Hyundai Santro: The Korean automotive manufacturer, Hyundai is getting ready to finally uncover the latest next-gen hatchback India. According to recent reports, earlier they organized a customer survey clinic and there the company presented the near-production state of the all-new Hyundai Santro. The model was code-named as Hyundai AH2 which is supposed to be rolled out in India by August this year. At present, the company is working on the full detailing of the car so that they can launch it soon. However, there are some spy shots reported which disclose some exterior features of the car that looks amazing. Although, the car was camouflaged while spied on-road test.
In the spied images, the hatchback is observed with an upgraded fog lamp which is located simply below the headlamps. The back section of the car is somewhat based on the Grand i10. At the rear, you will notice a fender which has the black enclosure which is offering a twin shaded appearance along with straight reflector. Just similar to Honda Mobilio, it has a window edge which is curved in the back door glass. It is outfitted with pull-up standard door handles similar to the Grand i10.
In terms of cabin features, the 2018 Hyundai Santro will come with a steering wheel identical to that on Grand i10. It features buttons for the music system and smartphone. The cabin is polished in dual shades like black and beige color. The seats are more comfortable along with immovable headrests. It features power window switches which are located at the back of the gear lever. The features are not revealed officially, but the AH2 is expected to come with latest electrically flexible ORVMs along with shift indicators and a back glass wiper. The company has discarded the push button entry and a request sensor for keyless entry.
The hatchback without an Infotainment system might be an upsetting point for the fans, but the absence of the features means the price will be affordable. It will be a low-specs car targetting all the customers looking for low-budget cars. Nevertheless, the company is said to present a factory-fitted CNG kit especially for taxi business and individual car customers for a price hike of just Rs 50,000 above the standard petrol option. Although, the car will be available in petrol variant only. As said earlier, the Hyundai AH2 will hit the road by August this year. It will lock horns against the popularity of Maruti Celerio, Maruti Wagon R, and Tata Tiago. The price tag of the latest version is expected to be between Rs 3-5 lakh (ex-showroom) which is lower than the opponents.