Hyundai had launched an online campaign, ‘Hyundai Naamkaran [Naming]’ on 16th August in order to get suggestions from participants to christen the car which is now codenamed as AH2. This campaign is being promoted widely across the social media and the company’s dealerships as well to let the customers drop in their suggestions. About 30 percent of the respondents have opted for ‘Santro’ as the name for the new family car from Hyundai Motor India. Over 1.5 lakh people have participated in this campaign and this campaign will end on 15th September, 2018.
Senior General Manager and Group Head, Marketing, Hyundai India, Puneet Anand said “over 1.5 lakh replies have been received and the number will go up in the coming days. Hyundai expects to get five lakh entries when the contest comes to an end. We expect Hyundai to stick with the Santro moniker when the car is launched.” “It is clear that the Santro has emerged the top favourite among respondents and takes up the single largest chunk of the entries received thus far” he added.
The South Korean automaker will launch the AH2 hatchback in India on 23rd October, 2018. However, the automaker will reveal the AH2 hatchback on 9th Octorber, 2018 and on that particular day its name will also be revealed. The Hyundai Santro was launched back in 1999 and the new AH2 hatchback will get the same signature tall body design but will get updated with a host of features. The small family car AH2 will be a replacement to the Eon hatchback. The upcoming AH2 hatchback will be more spacious as compared to the Eon hatchback as well as will come equipped with several premium features.
The all new Santro, codenamed as AH2 will be the first car of the South Korean automaker to come equipped with AMT, automated manual transmission. The AH2 hatchback is likely to come with ABS and airbags. The AH2 hatchback will be powered by a petrol engine and selected international markets will get the option of petrol LPG and petrol CNG options. Most importantly the all new Hyundai AH2 hatchback will comply with the Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program [BNVSAP] norms. The small family car is likely to be priced starting from around Rs 3 lakh.