Hyundai Santro ready to make a come-back on Indian roads
- A crowd favourite, the
Hyundai Santro, is making its comeback in the Indian automobile market today with pre-bookings going live.
- The car will be priced aggressively to take on the likes of the
Tata Tiagoand the Maruti Suzuki Celerio.
- With the booking amount currently ₹111,000, the starting price of the car is expected to be around ₹400,000.
In fact, the AMT gearbox will be making its debut in
Facing its competitors
When the Hyundai Santro launched back in 1998, it was able to take on the Tata Indica, Daewoo Matiz and Maruti Suzuki WagonR. But in today’s market, the
While the Tata Tiago is the only car in the segment that offers a diesel option and is the most fuel efficient, the Santro wins out over both in terms of bells-and-whistles. That isn’t all that surprising, since Hyundai is known to offer top of the line features.
That being said, it should concern Hyundai that one of Santro’s unique selling points in the past was how compact the car was. If not a little too compact, at times. While the Santro may ‘look’ smaller than its counterparts with respect to its length, but it’s at par, if not in excess, when it comes to width and height.
It’s no secret that Hyundai has plans of pricing the car quite aggressively to capitalise on India’s budget consumers, and it’s currently speculated that prices will start at around ₹400,000 with the down payment currently on the site coming to ₹111,000.