The very fashionable Hyundai Santro is all set to make a comeback in India in a complete new avatar. The automobile is slated to be launched on October 23, whereas pre-bookings for the automobile has been underway since its official debut this month for Rs. 11,000. The 2018 Santro has already began to create a significant buzz, a lot in order that Hyundai obtained over 14,000 bookings in simply 9 days. Whereas clearly, the Santro identify hasn’t misplaced its recognition among the many Indian clients, it nonetheless has to make a mark for itself, and contemplating the extent of competitors it has to face, it may not be all that straightforward. So, whereas there’s nonetheless lots that’s but to be identified in regards to the new Hyundai Santro, based mostly on the issues which are already out, we discover out whether or not the automobile can tackle a number of the stronger gamers on this section, properly, at the very least on paper.
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Options and Gear
Hyundai is aware of that the competitors is hard and as we speak’s clients count on lots even from an entry-level automobile, which is why the brand new Santro comes with a bunch of best-in-class options like a plush-looking cabin with 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which is provided with smartphone connectivity and helps Apple Automotive Play and Android Auto. The automobile additionally comes with steering mounted controls for audio, modes, and telephony. The Santro can be outfitted with twin airbags, ABS and rear parking sensors and digital camera, nevertheless; all of it is not going to be customary. The decrease variants of the Santro will get only a driver facet airbag whereas ABS can be customary throughout variants.
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Closest to the Hyundai Santro’s cabin is the Renault Kwid, which was the one automobile on this class to supply a touchscreen infotainment system with navigation thus far, though it would not get Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Neither does the automobile get steering mounted management, however the automobile does, rear parking digital camera, keyless entry, driver facet airbag, and extra. Nevertheless, not like the Santro, this one does include alloy wheels within the top-end mannequin.
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The Tata Tiago, alternatively, would not get a touchscreen infotainment system like the opposite two, however as an alternative an ordinary ConnectNext infotainment system with a monochrome show that additionally gives Flip-by-Flip navigation with Navi Maps. Tata additionally gives steering mounted controls for audio and telephone. On the protection entrance, the automobile comes with twin entrance airbags as an possibility on the XE trim and above, together with ABS with EBD & Nook Stability Management, rear parking sensors, defogger, and follow-me-home headlamps amongst others. The Tiago additionally will get alloy wheels.
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As for the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, it is nonetheless the oldest one on the checklist and the options aren’t actually extraordinary for the section. The automobile comes with twin tone inside with a dashboard that includes a primary 2-DIN audio system with USB, Bluetooth and AUX-IN capabilities. The Celerio additionally gives Keyless entry, driver facet airbag as customary and entrance passenger facet one as non-obligatory, together with ABS and seatbelt reminder with a buzzer.
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Exterior Styling and Dimensions
All 4 vehicles include a distinct tackle styling. The Santro retains is tallboy stance has grown in measurement in comparison with the older mannequin, the Kwid encompasses a crossover/SUV-like styling, whereas the Celerio and Tiago include customary hatchback design with the sloping bonnet that we’re acquainted with. All vehicles function customary halogen headlamps and miss out on LED daytime working lights.
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When it comes to dimensions, the Tiago is the longest and widest amongst all at 3746 mm and 1647 mm respectively. It is 1535 mm tall and comes with a wheelbase of 2400 mm and a most floor clearance of 170 mm. As compared, the Santro is 3610 mm lengthy, 1645 mm large, 1560 mm tall and it comes with a wheelbase of 2400 mm. The Celerio is longer at 3695 mm, however the width and top are lesser at 1600 mm and 1560 mm, nevertheless, the automobile gives the longest wheelbase at 2425 mm. As for the Kwid, the automobile measure 3679 mm in size, 1579 in width, 1513 mm in top and the second-best wheelbase size of 2422 mm, and the best floor clearance of 180 mm.
Engine and Transmission
Whereas the Hyundai Santro, Renault Kwid and Maruti Suzuki Celerio are solely provided in petrol choices, the Tata Tiago is the one automobile on this checklist to additionally get a diesel engine. The all-new Santro is provided with a Four-cylinder 1.1-litre Petrol engine that places out 68 bhp and 99 Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed handbook gearbox and for the primary time an non-obligatory AMT unit as properly. The automobile may even have a manufacturing facility fitted CNG possibility with a diminished energy output of 59 bhp, whereas the torque stays unchanged at 99 Nm. The CNG possibility solely comes with the handbook gearbox.
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The Tata Tiago will get the 1.2-litre Revotron petrol and the 1.0t-litre Revotorq diesel engines, which come paired with a 5-speed handbook gearbox. The petrol Tiago additionally comes with an AMT model on provide. The Revotron petrol motor churns out 84 bhp and 114 Nm of peak torque, whereas the Revotorq diesel is tuned for 69 bhp and 140 Nm of peak torque.
The Celerio, alternatively, will get a 998 cc Okay10 petrol engine, which makes 67 bhp and 90 Nm. The automobile is mated to both a 5-speed handbook transmission or Maruti’s non-obligatory AMT unit, the Auto Gear Shift (AGS) system. As for the Renault Kwid, the automobile is available in each 800 cc and 1.Zero-litre engine possibility, however the extra related one right here is the latter. The extra highly effective 999 cc engine on provide makes 67 bhp of peak energy and 91 Nm of peak torque and is mated to both a 5-speed handbook gearbox or an non-obligatory AMT unit.
Based mostly on the options that we all know that the Santro will include, we will certainly say that the automobile will develop into a robust rival to the others, at the very least on paper. Nevertheless, the Celerio, Tiago and Kwid, additionally make a robust case for themselves and proceed to do some wholesome numbers. So, we should anticipate the Santro to be launched as know extra in regards to the automobile’s variant-wise function choices, and naturally, the value earlier than we will say which of those entry-level automobile gives the very best worth in your cash.