Update - CarAndBike reader AT Singh has spotted the new Hyundai Santro in Pune. The Tata Tiago rival is reported to reach dealer showrooms this August.
April 18, 2018 -
In the second half of 2018, Hyundai will launch an all-new hatchback in the Indian market. The Hyundai AH2 (codename) will be positioned below the Grand i10. It is expected to revive the Hyundai Santro nameplate in the Indian market. YouTube user, TSiVipul has shared a spy video of the upcoming mini car that is currently undergoing extensive real-world testing.
Design-wise, the Hyundai AH2's tall-boy profile follows in the footsteps of the Santro and i10. In fact, the overall profile of the vehicle is quite similar to the first generation Hyundai i10. The video shows a generous DLO and high mounted fog lamps.
As per previous reports, a modified version of the Hyundai i10's platform forms the basis of the new Hyundai Santro. The engine as well is said to be reworked version of the hatchback's 1.1 L iRDE unit. Hyundai has confirmed that its AMT technology will make its debut with the AH2. The first unit of the AH2’s engine was produced in October 2017 at the Chennai plant.
Aside from sightings on Indian roads, the Hyundai AH2 aka new Hyundai Santro has been undergoing cold weather testing in Northern Europe. According to a media report from last month, the Hyundai AH2 will go on sale in August 2018. It will rival the Maruti Celerio and Tata Tiago with prices falling in the INR 3-5 lakh (ex-showroom) bracket.
[Source - NDTV.com]