Update - Pictures of a partly undisguised 2019 Hyundai Santro (Hyundai AH2) have been floating on the web and Whatsapp this past weekend. The feature-laden entry-level hatchback looks well rounded with styling touches coming off the new global Hyundai models.
1 Oct, 2018 -
With the 2019 Hyundai Santro (Hyundai AH2)’s launch closing in, more details have started emerging. Several reports on the web now claim that ARAI will give it a fuel economy rating of 20.3 km/l.
The 2019 Hyundai Santro will employ a 1.1-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 69 PS and 99 Nm of torque, as per the report. This engine will send drive to the wheels via a standard 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 5-speed automated manual transmission - a first for a Hyundai worldwide. ‘Smart Auto’ is the company’s proprietary branding for the latter, as per another report.
The Hyundai AH2's MT and AMT configurations both will deliver the same fuel economy (20.3 km/l), which is lower than its competitor Maruti Celerio. The latter (MT and AMT) has a fuel economy rating (ARAI) of 23.1 km/l.
Hyundai will offer the reborn Santro in five grades: Era, Magna, Sportz, Sportz (O) and Asta. Key features should include electrically adjustable ORVMs, alloy wheels, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, MID with gearshift indicator and fuel economy indicator, rear AC vents, four speakers, dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD rear parking sensors and rear view camera.
The Hyundai AH2 will have its global debut in India directly at its launch event on 23 October, 2018. Expect prices to start at over INR 4.25 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The car's chief rival Maruti Celerio, in comparison, costs INR 4.21 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) onwards. The Hyundai Eon, which is a much lower priced product, will go out of production by the end of the year, reportedly.