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Old 30th August 2009, 23:25   #76
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I guess this is what a new santro will look like in Orange Color.
The engine will be the same IRDE unit with slight tweaking to comply with Bharat IV norms which come into affect in April next year. Hyundai has preponed the launch of the new Santro owing to the launch of the estillo . As usual there will be a marginal price hike
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Old 31st August 2009, 00:09   #77
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This Kia Picanto is nowhere comparable to Xing in looks and if this is the new Santro, then it's surely a messup.
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Old 31st August 2009, 00:30   #78
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this is a fresh model, but the front is HORRIBLE. a new front for the indian market will be good. the santro is one of the best models in its segment and i think hyundai won't mess with it.
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Old 31st August 2009, 09:48   #79
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The Santro will only have a grill change to its exteriors and no sheetmetal change is there.
The interior will be beige with i10 seats.

hope this clears the confusion and kindly do not again and again post the kia picanto pics as the new Santro is nowhere related to the picanto, which rides on a modified getz platform.
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The orange colour Santro looks plain ugly, especially that grill and headlights. If this is what will happen after the upgrade, then too bad. The current Xing looks far better
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The Santro will only have a grill change to its exteriors and no sheetmetal change is there.
The interior will be beige with i10 seats.

hope this clears the confusion and kindly do not again and again post the kia picanto pics as the new Santro is nowhere related to the picanto, which rides on a modified getz platform.
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The orange colour Santro looks plain ugly, especially that grill and headlights. If this is what will happen after the upgrade, then too bad. The current Xing looks far better
Sid has clearly mentioned that there will only be a grill change and not anything similar to Kia Picanto, please be clear of the change.

P.S. - If you havent read Sid's post before you posted this, kindly ignore, else, please read Sid's post.
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Sid has clearly mentioned that there will only be a grill change and not anything similar to Kia Picanto, please be clear of the change.

P.S. - If you havent read Sid's post before you posted this, kindly ignore, else, please read Sid's post.
Thanks. I had not read SID's Post. Now I have. It is even more surprising now to note that Santro is till just doing cosmetic changes to its 11 year old model. I think it is high time they brought something new. Looks like they are also following the footsteps of Maruti, and bringing in something in the last hour to combat Estilo
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I'm guessing the grill change will look like the ones on the i20 an i10, where the hyundai logo is surrounded by a chrome lip.
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did anyone manage any pic?
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Slightly Off-topic, but are Kia and Hyundai separate companies or are they the same parent company?
I did some research on Google and could not get that much information(though there is a Hyundai-Kia Global group).
Any information is appreciated.
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Kia is owned by the Hyundai Kia Automotive group.It is like Daihutsu of hyundai.
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any confirmation on what the changes are going to be..?? Till now everything seems to be in air with lots of guessing around...!!
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Kia is owned by the Hyundai Kia Automotive group.It is like Daihutsu of hyundai.
Daihatsu is Toyota's subsidiary that produces and sells mini-vehicles and compact cars (largely below 600 cc).
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The Santro will only have a grill change to its exteriors and no sheetmetal change is there.
The interior will be beige with i10 seats.

hope this clears the confusion and kindly do not again and again post the kia picanto pics as the new Santro is nowhere related to the picanto, which rides on a modified getz platform.
I donít understand what is Hyundai trying achieve by changing the grills on the exterior & putting in beige interiors, no engine /transmission changes I guess it can best be classified as a half hearted minor modification.

I think Hyundai's new product pipeline is empty for the time being and just to counter Maruti's on-slaughter of new product they have desperately released this modified Santro.

Indian customer is getting choosy & and any nonsense minor product upgrade will not be accepted.
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No Information yet ? No pics ?
hyundai santro's site is down.
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