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Old 14th September 2018, 17:11   #151
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Rumour: Hyundai targeting 10,000 sales / month for new Santro

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We have been told that Hyundai is targeting monthly sales of 10,000 units for the new Santro (AH2). The Santro is expected to provide a significant boost to the total sales, which are already at an all-time high. The carmaker registered a growth of 5.2% in FY2018 with a record domestic sales of 5,36,241 units. In August 2018, Hyundai's cumulative sales grew by 3.4% compared to the same period last year.

Hyundai will reportedly launch the new Santro on October 23, 2018. Meanwhile, training sessions for Area Sales Managers are already underway.

Hyundai's new small car is expected to replace the Eon. Like the Santro, the new model is likely to feature a tall-boy design. Reports suggest that it could be offered with a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine, while transmission options might include a manual and an automated manual transmission (AMT).

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Old 14th September 2018, 17:48   #152
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Rumour: Hyundai targeting 10,000 sales / month for new Santro

We have been told that Hyundai is targeting monthly sales of 10,000 units for the new Santro (AH2). The Santro is expected to provide a significant boost to the total sales, which are already at an all-time high.
That they are targeting 10,000 units will not be over expectation. I am sure they are betting very high on this car to get back the Mojo in B1 segment and they will do everything they can to achieve this.

But I am wondering how they are going to significantly boost total sales. Hyundai as we know have been utilizing close to 90-95% of their total production capacity. They are consistently dispatching close to 45K units on average every month. They have in the past crossed 50K but very few times, the last during Sep 2107. For them to prioritize Santro production, they have to completely stop Eon and still reduce dispatch of some of their other vehicles. Will be interesting to note which will bear the brunt for Santro. With Swift doing blockbuster business, they cannot reduce i10 dispatch. With Baleno dispatch increasing [ MSIL even released a statement saying they have increased 30% production of Baleno to reduce waiting time], they cannot reduce i20 dispatch. They wont reduce Creta dispatch since it's their money minting machine. Verna is finally getting better of City now so they can't risk that as well. I guess Xcent will be the eventual victim at least in the initial months.

As consumers, it is win win situation for us to see that top 2 manufacturers are facing issues of production constraints to meet market demand

Hope and wish for Kia also to get such headache soon

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Old 14th September 2018, 23:03   #153
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Rumour: Hyundai targeting 10,000 sales / month for new Santro
It's quite possible for Hyundai to sell 10K vehicles per month, considering that the Eon itself used to sell close to 7K units per month. And the old Santro used to sell more than 10K units consistently which had established Hyundai as a dominant player in Indian market by leaping ahead of Tata to go to second position. And this new generation Santro (AH2) seems to have all the qualities of a Hyundai and may able to fulfill Hyundai's wishes.
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I am wondering where those 10k will be caved out from. The considerable impact may be on Tiago numbers, it's easier to sway a prospective Tata buyer than a Maruti customer. Other manufacturers either don't have similar offering or sell too few.
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But I am wondering how they are going to significantly boost total sales. Hyundai as we know have been utilizing close to 90-95% of their total production capacity.

Here is the answer to all your questions on capacity utilisation by Hyundai.

https://m.economictimes.com/hyundai-...w/62716392.cms

This is an article from Jan 18. They probably have the new assembly line up by now.

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Old 15th September 2018, 15:54   #156
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In my opinion, given the how iconic brand Santro was, it will not be a big problem to target 10k Santros in a month. The only thing they need to do is price it very well. As for the room for a new model in the market, new Honda Amaze is doing surprisingly high without affecting other manufactures.
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Looks like the next-gen Santro

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Hyundai Santro (AH2) Pre-Booking starts on October 10.
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While the car is set to be unveiled on October 9 when it will be officially named, we can now confirm that Hyundai will start the pre-bookings of the car just a day after, from October 10. The pre-bookings will be accepted till October 22, a day before its launch.
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We have been told that Hyundai is targeting monthly sales of 10,000 units for the new Santro (AH2).
Looks like they want to target the Wagon R which sells 10000+ monthly. Hope the prices will only get competitive to the buyers in the segment.
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Looks like they want to target the Wagon R
Isn't that what everyone wanted? I mean - I always wanted to see the WagonR v/s Santro rivalry unfold once again, ever since this thread was started.

These two tallboys changed the face of entry level hatchbacks, without a doubt. Good news is - with the Santro back to challenge MSIL, we can be sure the next generation WagonR will be more competitive than the evolutionary changes seen over the last decade.
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New Hyundai Santro to target Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Pre-bookings for the new Santro will commence October 10, 2018, and will remain open till October 22, 2018 the day before the car's official launch.

While the new Santro will be wider than the original, it won't be quite as tall. At 1,560mm, the new Santro will be the same height as its chief rival, the Celerio.

That being said, Hyundai has reportedly worked on making the new Santro's cabin very roomy. The focus has been on making the back seats a really comfortable place to be; and to that effect, Hyundai will also give the new Santro rear-AC vents a first for its class.

Higher variants of the new Santro will get a touchscreen infotainment system, which could potentially have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.

Two airbags and ABS could be standard across the range, since Hyundai would likely have readied the new Santro to meet India's updated crash test norms.

Under the hood of the new Santro will be a revised version of the original's 1.1-litre, 63hp Epsilon petrol engine. In the new Santro, this engine is expected to be even more fuel-efficient, with a claimed efficiency figure of 20.1kpl.

  • Transmission Options will be a 5 Speed Manual & a 5 Speed AMT (1st on a Hyundai).
  • Will also offer a CNG variant.
  • Pricing is expected to be premium over Celerio.


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Not sure if this is posted before. New Santro will look like this (SRK designs are 95% close to actual design)

The next-gen Hyundai Santro-hyundai_santro_2019_by_srk_designsdcj5qf5.jpg

Looks neat, but somehow I like the old design before retiring. It was simple yet attractive.
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The AH2 is all set to be named SANTRO.

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Hyundai's naming contest receives over four lakh entries; sees 'Santro' emerge as the most popular choice, with other names not even coming close

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Naming contest for @HyundaiIndia AH2 has got 400,114 entries and here are the results;
Santro - 201,568
i5(for half segment below i10)-663
Splash - 443
Saneon (Santro+Eon) - 426.
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Rear AC vents, a touchscreen infotainment system and a CNG variant

the new Santro will be wider than the original, it won't be quite as tall. At 1,560mm, the new Santro will be the same height as its chief rival, the Celerio

Higher variants of the new Santro will get a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system - the biggest in its class - which could potentially have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. A reverse camera will also be part of the package.Two airbags and ABS could be standard across the range, since Hyundai would likely have readied the new Santro to meet India's updated crash test norms.

the new Santro will be a revised version of the original's 1.1-litre, 63hp Epsilon petrol engine. In the new Santro, this engine is expected to be even more fuel-efficient, with a claimed efficiency figure of 20.1kpl

Transmission duties will be handled by a 5-speed manual gearbox. In a first for Hyundai, an automated manual transmission will also be available on the new Santro
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The AH2 is all set to be named SANTRO.

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If the logo is replaced by Peugeot logo then this can be sold under Peugeot brand as well.
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Hyundai has launched an name suggestion contest called "Hyundai Naamkaran" for the upcoming AH2.

Pasting the link to participate in the contest.
After all that shouting out from the rooftops & 4 lakh votes, they're naming the Santro....the Santro!

All of these are good PR moves. Internally, the companies already finalise the name. This is just for 'engagement'.

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Hyundai The Great Indian Naming Campaign ‘Naamkaran’ Receives Overwhelming Response with more than 4 Lakh Votes


‘SANTRO’ Leads The Naming Campaign with 201,568 Votes
The Global Debut of the Most Awaited Contemporary Family Car Scheduled on October 23, 2018

New Delhi, September 17, 2018: Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest exporter since inception today announced the interim result of the Mega Naming Campaign – ‘Naamkaran’ for the most awaited Contemporary Family Car code named AH2. Leading the board, ‘SANTRO’ received 201,568 votes followed by i5, SPLASH and SANEON as name suggestions for AH2. The Global Debut of the Contemporary Family Car is Scheduled on October 23, 2018.

The Great Indian Naming Campaign – ‘Naamkaran’ began on August 16, 2018 and will culminate on September 25, 2018. The participants are suggesting names for their favourite car through Website, WhatsApp & SMS. The lucky winner would win the new car at the launch ceremony.

Website : www.hyundainaamkaran.com
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