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New Hyundai Santro 2018 - Launched, prices start at Rs 3,89,900

08:00 AM Oct 24, 2018 IST | Rachit Hirani
new hyundai santro 2018   launched  prices start at rs 3 89 900

The all-new Hyundai Santro has been launched finally. We were the first to confirm the name and price of the car! The price stands at Rs 3,89,900. The car has been made on a brand new platform K1Plus. The car has gotten bigger wider and the tall boy trait of the car has been exploited and is been made a big part of cars selling point. This is big news and the New Hyundai Santro 2018 will undercut the competition and make the them them scared.To know more about the all new Santro please scroll down now.


The Santro name is legendary. Hyundai’s first car in India and the first one that tasted major success was the Santro. This iconic car was discontinued in 2014. The car broke the market majority of Maruti and ushered in a new set of buyers. A new set of Hyundai owners were born. The comeback of the Santro is a big step for Hyundai. The brand will be once again selling the marquee that made the company popular. It will be a good move and will attract a lot of older buyers.

The New Hyundai Santro 2018 is a new generation model. It will get a revised version of the Epsilon 4 cylinder engine that powered the original Santro. There will also be an option of AMT for the first time. We had revealed this earlier and now it is being confirmed from other sources as well.


We had revealed almost 2 years back that the new Hyundai Santro 2018 will see a launch this year. Hyundai is celebrating 20 years of presence in India. Santro was the car that was launched first by the Korean company.


New Hyundai Santro 2018 Price in India

The Santro new model was expected to be priced between Rs 3.5 lakhs to Rs 5.5 lakhs (on-road). And now the price has been officially released. The car has been priced from Rs 3,89,900 to Rs 5,45,900. At this price, the Santro 2018 model would attract a lot of buyers.

Petrol variants
Magna AT₹5,18,900
Sportz AT₹5,60,624
CNG variants  

LThe booking amount on the Hyundai Santro 2018 is around ₹11,000. These prices are very good. Already 23,500 bookings have been done.

As we had predicted that the price will be starting from under four lakhs for the New Hyundai Santro 2018. Now, it’s  rivals, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio and the Tata Tiago are priced from Rs 4.21 lakh and Rs 3.40 lakh, respectively (ex-showroom, Delhi). AMT-equipped Santros are expected to cost Rs 30,000 more than their manual counterparts. The range-topping trim of the Santro will have a price tag of over ₹6 lakhs on-road. But the down side and sad part is that Hyundai has confirmed that the top-end model won’t be getting an AMT gearbox.

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New Hyundai Santro 2018 Launch Date

ModelLaunch Date
Hyundai Santro 2018Launched

The Hyundai Santro 2018 has been launched. The festive season is a good time for its launch. This is the best time for a car launch. This year is Hyundai’s 20th year, since they set up shop in India. In October 1998, Hyundai began its Indian journey with the launch of the Santro. This is a grand occasion of the Korean giant. There are a lot of people from the early 2000s that love the Santro and was their first car. They will love this name coming back. The festive season launch will be a good time for the car to be re introduced to the Indian market.

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New Hyundai Santro 2018 Mileage

The mileage figures for this car are out. Hyundai claims that the car in it’s manual and AMT format will return over 20.3km/l. This is highly impressive and the buyers in the segment will want these kinds of figures. Hyundai claims that the CNG variants going to return 30.8km/l

Hyundai Santro 2018 rear

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New Hyundai Santro 2018 Dimensions

Hyundai SantroDimensions
Ground Clearance160mm

These new dimensions make the Santro almost taller and definitely taller than the Maruti Celerio. This with the tall boy design will make the car look very distinct and brilliant.

Next Gen Hyundai Santro 

This car is expected to shake up the segment once again and disturb the competition heavily.Hyundai will take on the Tata Tiago, which will be Santro’s main competitor. It will be interesting to see how the Santro would re-establish itself. The car will also be targeting the Ignis and Celerio from Maruti. The Nexa Ignis should be concerned about that. The car will also attract buyers of the Renault Kwid and the Maruti Alto to aspire for something more premium and appealing.

2018 Hyundai Santro


People plan their purchases around this time. This will be the perfect time for its launch. The Santro has enjoyed a tremendous brand equity. The brand recall for this car is high even today. The new Santro 2018 will replace the i10, which will go out of production. It will be positioned above the Eon. The Hyundai Santro 2018 will compete with Tata Tiago and Maruti Celerio.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Interior

The steering wheel is the same type found on the Grand i10 and Xcent. It also get steering mounted controls for audio and telephone. The interior theme will be dual tone and is inspired by an elephant. The dual tone colors would be black and beige. The front seats have integrated head restraints.

The new Santro will be a tall boy design. Hence, the new Santro interiors while being stylish, will be more importantly spacious. The 2018 model will have good amount of space in both the rows. It is also expected to have best in class features. The Santro 2018 interiors include a touchscreen system, electrically adjustable mirrors, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and rear parking sensors. It will not have a push button start option. Dual airbags and ABS will be a standard feature in the hatchback. For the DLite base variant only the driver gets an airbag.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Pictures

Hyundai Santro 2018 interior

New Santro 2018 Features

  • Headlamps with LED daytime running lights
  • Fog lamps
  • LED taillamps
  • Alloy wheels
  • Touchscreen Bluetooth audio system
  • Navigation
  • Reverse camera
  • Tilt steering
  • AMT option
  • Rear AC vents

The key features that Hyundai talks about the Santro are that it shouts modern design, the cabin is spacious and airy, superior headroom, higher seating, practical ergonomics and a various engine options.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 model Design

The fluidic design 2.0 will form the base for the new Hyundai Santro 2018 is based. The tall boy proportions are subdued and does not boxy either. It looks much better than it’s predecessor. It has ther Hyundai Fluidic design language and we can see some cues from the Eon and the Grandi10 in this car. The same USPs of the old Santro are reflecting on the new Santro. The New Hyundai Santro 2018 has a very stylish front and side profile too. The rear looks striking too.

Hyundai is continuing with its strong design elements and Fluidic Sculpture on the Hyundai Santro 2018.

The Santro was the first and the most successful model for the company, as also our sources claim that this will be the product which will make a return. This time it will be completely redesigned with more space, features, power and even fuel-efficiency.

New Santro 2018 India Specifications

Engine 1.1-litre Petrol1.1litre Petrol (CNG)
Power68 bhp50bhp
Transmission5-speed MT/AMT5-speed MT

The New Hyundai Santro 2018 will be most likely be offered with two engines.  The Santro has a a 1.1-litre engine. This engine will come mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. There will also be an AMT on offer. We have information that Hyundai has been working on AMTs for some time now. It will also have better performance and even better fuel efficiency. As of now there will not be a diesel version available. As it is this segment caters to more of petrol cars.

Good power, high on fuel efficiency will be the basic criteria for the New Hyundai Santro 2018. Hyundai will be offering this with a five-speed manual option. This is when Hyundai will be celebrating 20 years of its being in business in India. Hyundai cars have been getting better over the last few years and hence the new Hyundai Santro 2018 is expected to be better than their current range of cars.

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New Hyundai Santro diesel?

It seems that Hyundai doesn’t have any plans to get the diesel engine on the Santro. The company has a 1.1-litre diesel engine, but we aren’t certain if it will make it. The 1.1-litre U2 diesel engine is a three-cylinder engine churning about 70bhp of power. It can be a decent option to consider for those who are looking at performance and mileage.

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New Hyundai Santro 2018 AMT

The New Hyundai Santro 2018 will be getting AMT. This will be the first Hyundai to come with an AMT. We have confirmed news from our sources. The New Hyundai Santro 2018 will be replacing the current i10 and it will come with a 1.1-litre petrol engine.

Santro AMT 2018

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New Hyundai Santro 2018 new model Competition

Hyundai is quite close to be the market leader. The Santro segment is a volume churner. The launch has seen a lot of bookings. There are many people who had old Santro’s and will want a new one. The Eon will stay as the smallest Hyundai, while the New Hyundai Santro 2018 will be priced in the i10 range. The New Hyundai Santro 2018 will rival the Wagon R, Celerio and mainly the hot selling Tata Tiago. It could become the market leader again in this segment

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