The 2019 Hyundai Santro will soon see some revisions related to the trim and equipment on offer, a leaked internal document sent to a dealership has revealed. The Era trim will be discontinued, and at the same time, the base, D-Lite trim will be replaced by a new Era Executive trim.
Unlike the D-Lite trim, the Era Executive trim will include AC, which is a very basic feature, especially for a Hyundai model. The company desires to be seen as a modern-premium brand after all. Unlike the old trim, the new trim features body-coloured front bumper, dual-tone body-coloured rear bumper and front power window as well. The Magna petrol MT and Magna CNG MT configurations will gain new features like a 2-Din audio system with front speaker and USB and Bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted audio controls and micro antenna.
The Sportz petrol AMT configuration will gain a co-passenger airbag, rear parking camera and front seat belt pre-tensioner. All the other configurations will remain the same. The Sportz petrol MT will remain deprived of additional safety of a co-passenger airbag, rear-parking sensors and rear parking camera.
The tall-boy hatchback runs on a 1.1-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that is available in petrol and petrol-CNG variants. Running on petrol, it delivers 69 PS of at 5,500 rpm and 10.1 kg.m (99 Nm) of torque at 4,500 rpm. Switching to CNG, the maximum power and maximum torque delivered at the same respective engine speed changes to 59 PS and 8.6 kg.m (84.34 Nm) respectively. 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual are the transmission choices, but the latter is available with only the petrol variant.
Hyundai will allocate the updated Santro after the current model is sold out. The company may price the updated model up to INR 15,000 higher. For reference, the current model's prices start at INR 3.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
[Source - MyCarHelpline]