Rumour: All-new Hyundai Santro under works; launch in 2018

Earlier this year, we had reported that Hyundai is planning to introduce an all-new hatchback that is expected to carry the Santro moniker (click here to read report). While the name hasn't yet been confirmed by the Korean automaker, if the new car indeed is named Santro, it will mark the revival of the popular nameplate in India. According to latest media reports, the hatchback is expected to be introduced by the year 2018.

The new Santro is being developed at Hyundai's South Korea-based R&D facility. The automaker is reportedly planning to replace the ageing i10 hatchback with this car, and thus position it between the Eon and the Grand i10 in its product portfolio.

Details about the new Santro are scarce at the moment. But speculations suggest that the car will get a modern design and plenty of features; something that we have been seeing in all new cars from Hyundai. Engine options might include the 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre petrol units that are currently used in the Eon.

The original Santro was introduced in India in 1998 and was discontinued from the market in 2014. The Santro was a consistent seller for the Korean carmaker throughout its lifetime, and played a major role in making Hyundai the second largest carmaker of the country.

Source: Hindustan Times

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