Hyundai Motors India Limited has decided to call off some of the variants from its popular models Santro, Grand i10 Nios and Venue. All the dealers have been intimated about this and have been advised to take bookings only till the stock lasts. The exact reason for the discontinuation of the models is still not known, but we understand that the models might be selling in poor numbers which led Hyundai to pull the trigger. The affected variants are; Hyundai Venue S with the 1.0-litre petrol manual powertrain, the corporate editions of the Grand i10 NIOS and Santro.
The Venue S 1.0-litre turbo petrol was priced at INR 8.52 lakhs (ex-showroom) making it one of the most affordable turbo petrol option in Hyundai’s lineup. The same powertrain option is available with the SX and SX(O) trim and it is also offered with two gearbox options; an IMT and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Venue is selling in good numbers though its sibling, Sonet is selling more. Collectively, both the Korean siblings have dominated the sub-4-metre compact SUV segment taking on the likes of Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and the all-new Nissan Magnite.
The corporate editions of the Grand i10 NIOS and Santro were introduced to meet the high demand during the festive season. These limited edition variants offered additional features with only a slight increase in the price. The Grand i10 NIOS Corporate was based on the Magna trim and the additional equipment included were; Feature highlights included a 6.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal seat fabric, HEPA air filter, Corporate Edition badges, 15-inch Alloys, electrically adjustable ORVMs with integrated turn indicators and more.
Similarly, the corporate edition of the Santro was equipped with additional features like; touchscreen infotainment system, electrically adjustable ORVMs with turn indicators, day and night IRVM and special edition badges. Hyundai Motors India Limited had a great 2020 year especially for the month of December in which they produced around 70,000 units making it the highest-ever single month production in their history.