So far, we all know that the big launch for Hyundai in 2018 is going to be the all-new Santro. The South Korean manufacturer reportedly conducted a small customer clinic where they showcased a prototype of the new-gen Santro codenamed as the AH2. This was a pre-production car displayed to check customer sentiment.
The new Santro is going to get large headlamps with the front fog lamps placed close to the bumper, high up than the standard position. Even the tail lamps will be bigger. Proportion wise, the car will be similar to the likes of Grand i10, but a little taller. The new Santro will have dual-tone bumpers with black plastics. It will also get pull-up door handles, electric ORVMs with turn indicators and a rear wiper. For now, the prototype was running on steel wheels, but you can expect alloy wheels on the top trim or as optional.
Logos and other badging was masked out on the prototype.
The 2018 Santro will get dual-tine interiors with black and beige. The new car will feature 3-spoke steering wheel, power window switches placed behind the gear lever, fixed headrests and a bottle holder between the front seats. Don’t expect features like keyless entry and engine start / stop button as this is an A-segment hatchback. The boot space is decent, but the recess to accommodate the suspension mount eats up some space.
One can expect ABS & airbags as standard, given that the government is going to enforce the same.
The new 2018 Hyundai Santro could be powered by a 1.0L, 3-cylinder petrol engine.