The famous Hyundai vehicle, Hyundai Santro is coming back in the Indian market. According to the news reports Hyundai is all set to launch its 2018 Santro by August 2018 in India. Hyundai Santro 2018 will be a replacement of Hyundai Eon as Eon did not meet the Indian safety standards.
2018 Santro is basically based on the i10 platform, which is quite old. The engine will be 1086cc powered by almost 70bhp and torque 100Nm. As the engine is ancient it will be altered as per the needs and requirement of today’s age. It will be ensured that the engine meets the current standards and offer over 22 km/ liter certified fuel economy
The new Santro will be equipped with South Korean automakers’ AMT and 5-speed manual gearbox. As per the reports, the 2018 Santro will also have amazing features and space.
In the Indian market, the direct competitors of Hyundai Santro will be Maruti Alto K10, or Tata Tiago and Renault Kwid.
The expected price of Hyundai Santro in India will be INR 3.0 lac. In Pakistan, this means PKR 5.07 lac.
It is pertinent to mention here that Hyundai has partnered with Nishat Motors and then entered into an agreement with the Pakistan Government to assemble and sell cars in Pakistan. Will they launch Santro in Pakistan after it is introduced in Indian market is a question we don’t the answer to yet? We all hope that new cars will be introduced in Pakistani market which will bring ease in the lives of the people and provide more options to the consumers.
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Initially, Mian Mansha on collaboration with Hyundai said, “The Korean car maker wants to first start the assembly of small cars that could compete with the existing assemblers already operating in this market. We are discussing with them… trying to convince them to also bring electric and hybrid cars. I see the future is in electric cars. We could import these cars in the beginning and later also start assembling them locally.”