Rumour: Next-gen Hyundai Santro to debut at 2018 Auto Expo


As spy images have suggested, Hyundai has been working on a new hatchback for the Indian market. According to a media report, the new model, which could be named 'Santro', will make its debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. The car will be showcased alongside the Hyundai i20 facelift. 

A test mule of the new hatchback was recently spotted in Delhi. The images don't reveal much, except for the tail light and the high-mounted stop light. The tall-boy design of the new car is evident though. Also, like the previous sighting, this test mule is riding on steel wheels.

Media reports suggest that the new Santro will replace the Eon to slot under the Grand i10 in Hyundai's model line-up. The car is likely to use the same 1.0-litre Kappa petrol engine from the Eon. Entry-level variants powered by an 800cc petrol engine can't be ruled out either. There have also been reports that the car will be a replacement for the erstwhile i10 and use a 4-cylinder petrol engine. That said, there has been no word from Hyundai regarding the new hatchback and the engines that could be used to power it.

Source: Autocar India

Images: Bobby Malik / Twitter

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