Hyundai Santro nominated for 2019 World Car of the Year award

The Hyundai Santro (AH2) has been nominated for the 2019 World Car of the Year award in the World Urban Car category. The top 5 finalists in this category also include the Audi A1, Kia Soul, Seat Arona and the Suzuki Jimny. 

The second-generation Hyundai Santro was launched in October 2018. It features a tall boy design and comes with a cascade grille at the front. It has sweptback headlamps and trapezoidal fog lamps at the front and wraparound tail lights at the rear. The car comes with a dual-tone interior equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a multi-function steering wheel and a twin-dial instrument cluster.

In India, the new Santro is powered by a 1.1-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that puts out 68 BHP @ 5,500 rpm and 99 Nm of torque @ 4,500 rpm. On CNG, the engine produces 58 BHP @ 5,500 rpm and 84 Nm @ 4,500 rpm. Both engines get a 5-speed manual transmission as standard, while a 5-speed AMT is offered as an option with the petrol version.

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