Santro Is Back!

Auto Today|November 2018

Santro Is Back!

Hyundai has launched an all new small car which they are calling the Santro. So is it the Santro and is it as good as the Santro? Time to find out

Nearly two decades back Hyundai began its Indian innings with a small hatchback called the Santro. This little car eventually turned around the fortunes of Hyundai in India and made it a household name. Hyundai pulled the plug to this ever popular brand name after the advent of the i10. But in 2018, Hyundai has decided to bring the brand name back.

But let us begin by saying that apart from the brand name, there is nothing common between the older cars and this new 2018 version. The new Santro is based on the K1 platform and is longer and wider than before. However as compared to the original ‘Tall boy’, this new hatch is 30mm lower. Suspension duties are taken care by McPherson Struts up front and a coupled torsion beam axle at the back. On the looks front, the new Santro sure looks quirky. The cascading grille takes up generous space on the front bumper and it also houses rather large fog lamps. In profile, the Santro looks quite a bit like a ‘Tall boy.’ Top of the line

Evolution of the Santro

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November 2018