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Old 20th October 2018, 18:23   #361
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Anyone noticed?
How dealers are treating a new model!
That looks like a reflection of something on the ground.

Whatever it is, can be seen by the side of the car in the first photo.

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Anyone noticed?
Yes, that reflection clearly shows how many creases (unnessary IMO) are on the panels. Although dark colours like this hide those creases better and looks better than white or silver, the reflections give it away.
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New Hyundai Santro Bookings Cross 14,000 Units, expected to cross 20,000 pre-launch bookings by the time prices are announced at the launch next week.

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the small car has notched up 14,208 bookings within the first 9 days of pre-bookings
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customers have shown a preference for the top spec (Asta) manual variant followed by the top spec (Sportz) AMT version.
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large chunk of the bookings are from the southern states, with Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Karnataka and Kerala accounting for just under half the total bookings so far.

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customers have shown a preference for the top spec (Asta) manual variant followed by the top spec (Sportz) AMT version.
I really, truly, honestly, desperately wish that the product planners at Hyundai, Ford, and other manufacturers notice this trend, and act on it.

People are buying the highest variant with an automatic. Ergo, there is a market and a demand for a fully-loaded automatic.

For heaven's sake, give your offerings with an automatic in the top-spec variant as well. Stop this silliness of avoiding an automatic in the top-spec due to your fear of sticker shock. Remember that automatics are self-driven (not chauffeured), and that is exactly the type of person who'd like all the bells and whistles of a fully-loaded variant.
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I really, truly, honestly, desperately wish that the product planners at Hyundai, Ford, and other manufacturers notice this trend, and act on it.
+1

I have been crying hoarse from the rooftops whenever any manufacturer limits their automatic offering to top-1 or lower trims for the exact same reasons.
Most of the small/midsize automatic cars are owner driven, and one would not mind spending top spec money to get the top spec trim features which mostly gravitate towards driver assistance/facility/ease of usage.

As I was in the market for a car in the past few months, Hyundai & Ford among my shortlisted brands are guilty of this crime.

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New Hyundai Santro Bookings Cross 14,000 Units, expected to cross 20,000 pre-launch bookings by the time prices are announced at the launch next week.

Not sure what Hyundai is trying to achieve here. The bookings could have been a lot higher if they launched the car properly with all visuals, variant details and prices. Why release select visuals, no prices and expect bookings and later say only the initial X bookings would be on the introductory price? Hyundai wants to reward customers who blindly believe in them?

For an entry level car prices and variant details are very important. I believe Hyundai expected much higher bookings and now will extend the introductory price offer for a longer period.

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I really, truly, honestly, desperately wish that the product planners at Hyundai, Ford, and other manufacturers notice this trend, and act on it.

People are buying the highest variant with an automatic. Ergo, there is a market and a demand for a fully-loaded automatic.

For heaven's sake, give your offerings with an automatic in the top-spec variant as well. Stop this silliness of avoiding an automatic in the top-spec due to your fear of sticker shock. Remember that automatics are self-driven (not chauffeured), and that is exactly the type of person who'd like all the bells and whistles of a fully-loaded variant.
Maruti has figured this out and so has Toyota.

It's only silly Hyundai and Ford that don't realise this and keep thinking that buyers will not opt for the fully loaded automatic.

It's just utter stupidity that an entry level hatch does not have a top end automatic variant. This is supposed to be affordable so where is the question of sticker shock. It will sell!!!

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Maruti has figured this out and so has Toyota.
Add Tata to this list, of late.

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This is supposed to be affordable wo where is the question of sticker shock. It will sell!!!
They probably want to gauge the market response before taking the risk of associating a higher price with the "Santro" brand.
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People are buying the highest variant with an automatic. Ergo, there is a market and a demand for a fully-loaded automatic.

For heaven's sake, give your offerings with an automatic in the top-spec variant as well. Stop this silliness of avoiding an automatic in the top-spec due to your fear of sticker shock. Remember that automatics are self-driven (not chauffeured), and that is exactly the type of person who'd like all the bells and whistles of a fully-loaded variant.
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Maruti has figured this out and so has Toyota.

It's only silly Hyundai and Ford that don't realise this and keep thinking that buyers will not opt for the fully loaded automatic.

It's just utter stupidity that an entry level hatch does not have a top end automatic variant. This is supposed to be affordable so where is the question of sticker shock. It will sell!!!
AFAIR, Maruti did not introduce the AMTs in top spec from the get go. They announced these variants a few months after the launch. Maybe Hyundai will do the same. Atleast I hope they do.

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Add Tata to this list, of late.

They probably want to gauge the market response before taking the risk of associating a higher price with the "Santro" brand.
Agree, it might be to keep that pricing range tight with minimal overlap. I can only hope they take the cue from Maruti and launch the AMT in top spec within the next few months.
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New Hyundai Santro Price list leaked ?
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Sadly the prices are never revealed to the dealer.
Considering the digital era prices are released on the very day the launch happens.
Agreed with Fiat3031. A new car's pricing is as closely guarded as India's nuclear missile launch codes. Additionally, they are sometimes changed at the last minute due to external developments (e.g. stock market crash).

Sometimes, such price lists are intentionally leaked however. Reasons:

1. To gauge the market's reaction to the leaked prices & tweak them accordingly.

2. To prepare the market for premium pricing (best example is the Harrier's recent pricing "scoop").
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2. To prepare the market for premium pricing (best example is the Harrier's recent pricing "scoop").
Another possible ploy : Leak a pricing which is inflated and then launch the car at the realistic price so that buyers are relived and happy
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Here's the first media company to reveal the full-variant details alongside the featurelist of the new Santro : http://supercharged.co.in/showthread...pid=383#pid383
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See how horrible is the front view of the Santro, rear view too is strange!

The next-gen Hyundai Santro-1.jpg


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ACI complies the probable variant list,


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Hyundai Santro Dlite (Petrol-MT)
• Manually-operated windows
• Driver’s side airbag
• ABS with EBD
• Seat-belt reminders

Hyundai Santro Era (Petrol-MT)
• AC with heater
• Power steering

Hyundai Santro Magna (Petrol-MT, Petrol-AMT & CNG-MT)
• Rear AC vents
• Power windows
• Body-coloured bumpers
• Rear parcel tray
• 2-DIN stereo with USB/AUX and Bluetooth

Hyundai Santro Sportz (Petrol-MT, Petrol-AMT & CNG-MT)
• Steering-mounted controls
• Reverse parking sensors
• Rear defogger
• Full wheel caps
• Touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Navigation and MirrorLink

Hyundai Santro Asta (Petrol-MT)
• Reverse camera
• Rear wiper/washer
• Body-coloured door handles and wing mirrors

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The front view reminds of "The joker" from batman.
Why would anyone design it like this? The original Santro was elegant and handsome for its time. It gave an alternative to the tall boy Wagon R. This looks like a forced rebirth. Why?
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ACI complies the probable variant list,
Safe to say that Era shall be the de-facto lowest variant sold (even manufactured maybe!) with the Dlite option existing just for that 'starting from' ads.
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