Hyundai’s next product for the Indian market will be with the new AH2 aka the rumored to be New Hyundai Santro 2018. This hatchback will be relaunched in the country, but in an all new avatar. The Santro name is legendary. Hyundai’s first car in India and the first one that tasted major success was the Santro. This iconic car was discontinued in 2014. The car broke the market majority of Maruti and ushered in a new set of buyers. A new set of Hyundai owners were born. The upcoming New Hyundai Santro 2018 has been spied several times. The interiors too have been spied. The comeback of the Santro is a big step for Hyundai. The brand will be once again selling the marquee that made the company popular. It will be a good move and will attract a lot of older buyers.

Hyundai has unveiled its first design renders of the most highly anticipated relaunch of the Hyundai Santro. The contemporary family car is based on a modern tall boy concept code named AH2! The render images depict Hyundai Motor India’s respect for the past and confidence of the future. Targeted to the families seeking comfort and space with uncompromising style.

Now another major development with the AH2 is that the Santro name is confirmed. A name selection poll was held by Hyundai. A overwhelming amount of people have spoken out that the new car should be called the Hyundai Santro. The conclusion was clear and very straightforward. People want the Santro back. And hyundai will give it to them next month.

Santro AH2The renders shown above, are very much in tune of the spyshots of the car we have shown you. In the near future we might see Hyundai reveling more and we will update you on the same soon. The New Hyundai Santro 2018 will be a new generation model. It will get a revised version of the Epsilon 4 cylinder engine that powered the original Santro. There will also be an option of AMT for the first time. We had revealed this earlier and now it is being confirmed from other sources as well.

We had revealed almost 2 years back that the new Hyundai Santro 2018 will see a launch this year. Hyundai is celebrating 20 years of presence in India. Santro was the car that was launched first by the Korean company. Spy shots of the car been circulating for some time now. Will the new Hyundai Santro 2018 retain the virtues of the old Santro? Will it be worth waiting for? We share our detailed preview on this car.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Launch Date

Model Launch Date
Hyundai Santro 2018 23rd October 2018

The Hyundai Santro 2018 will be launched on the 23rd of October. The festive season is a good time for its launch. This is the best time for a car launch. This year is Hyundai’s 20th year, since they set up shop in India. In October 1998, Hyundai began its Indian journey with the launch of the Santro. This is a grand occasion of the Korean giant. There are a lot of people from the early 2000s that love the Santro and was their first car. They will love this name coming back.

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New Hyundai Santro 2018 Price in India

Hyundai Santro 2018 model Price

Variant Price (on-road)
Base Model INR 3.5 lakhs
Top Model INR 5 lakhs

The Santro new model is expected to be priced between INR 3.5 lakhs to INR 5.5 lakhs (on-road). At this price, the Santro 2018 model will attract a lot of buyers. This will be the company’s latest product and this will be sharing the platform with the Kia range as well. Kia themselves will come to India with an SUV, the SP first.

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Next Gen Hyundai Santro 

This car is expected to shake up the segment once again and disturb the competition heavily. Not much details are known about the car yet, however, we expect it to come feature loaded. Hyundai will take on the Tata Tiago, which will be Santro’s main competitor. It will be interesting to see how the Santro would re-establish itself. The car will also be targeting the Ignis and Celerio from Maruti. The Nexa Ignis should be concerned about that. The car will also attract buyers of the Renault Kwid and the Maruti Alto to aspire for something more premium and appealing.

The new Santro is going to launch on the 23rd of October. People plan their purchases around this time. This will be the perfect time for its launch. The Santro has enjoyed a tremendous brand equity. The brand recall for this car is high even today. The new Santro 2018 will replace the i10, which will go out of production. It will be positioned above the Eon. The Hyundai Santro 2018 will compete with Tata Tiago and Maruti Celerio. The hatchback is expected to get 2 petrol engine options, but this is yet to be confirmed. It is codenamed ‘AH’ and Santro will be the brand under which it will be launched.

The new Hyundai Santro 2018 is expected to be a feature loaded car. Tata Tiago, which has been selling very well, will be its prime competition.  Hyundai will also try and keep the pricing very close to the Tiago, as it will be heavily localized. The Grand i10 is positioned higher, near the Maruti Swift. Hence the Santro would fit in well below it.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Interior

These spy shots provide a glimpse into what the interiors will be like. The steering wheel is the same type found on the Grand i10 and Xcent. It also get steering mounted controls for audio and telephone. Th interior theme will be dual tone. The dual tone colors would be black and beige. The front seats have integrated head restraints.

The new Santro will be a tall boy design. Hence, the new Santro interiors while being stylish, will be more importantly spacious. The 2018 model will have good amount of space in both the rows. It is also expected to have best in class features. Some of the features we reckon that will be there in the Santro 2018 interiors shall be touchscreen system, electrically adjustable mirrors, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and rear parking sensors. It will not have a push button start option. Dual airbags and ABS will be a standard feature in the hatchback.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Image

New Santro 2018 Features

  • Headlamps with LED daytime running lights
  • Fog lamps
  • LED taillamps
  • Alloy wheels
  • Touchscreen Bluetooth audio system
  • Navigation
  • Reverse camera
  • Auto AC
  • Tilt steering
  • AMT option

New Santro 2018 India Specifications

Engine  1.1-litre Petrol 1.2-litre Petrol
Power 65 bhp 85bhp
Transmission 5-speed M 5-speed M / AMT


The New Hyundai Santro 2018 will be most likely be offered with two engines.  These will be a 1.1-litre iRDE and also the 1.2-litre Kappa engine. These engines will come mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. There will also be an AMT on offer. We have information that Hyundai has been working on AMTs for some time now. It will also have better performance and even better fuel efficiency. As of now there will not be a diesel version available. As it is this segment caters to more of petrol cars.

Hyundai Santro 2018 spied 1

Good power, high on fuel efficiency will be the basic criteria for the New Hyundai Santro 2018. Hyundai will be offering this with a five-speed manual option. This is when Hyundai will be celebrating 20 years of its being in business in India. Hyundai cars have been getting better over the last few years and hence the new Hyundai Santro 2018 is expected to be better than their current range of cars.

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New Hyundai Santro diesel?

It seems that Hyundai doesn’t have any plans to get the diesel engine on the Santro. The company has a 1.1-litre diesel engine, but we aren’t certain if it will make it. The 1.1-litre U2 diesel engine is a three-cylinder engine churning about 70bhp of power. It can be a decent option to consider for those who are looking at performance and mileage.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 model Design

New Hyundai Santro 2018 1

The fluidic design 2.0 will form the base for the new Hyundai Santro 2018 is based. The tall boy proportions are subdued and it will not be too boxy either. It will look much better than the old model. The same USPs of the old Santro will reflect on the new Santro. The positive aspects of the Santro will be carried over to the new one. These will be presented in a new avatar. The New Hyundai Santro 2018 will have a stylish front and the side profile too. The rear will also be striking to look at.

Hyundai will want to continue with its strong design elements and add the Fluidic Sculpture on the Hyundai Santro 2018. There has also been a official design render buy Hyundai that suggests most of this car will carry forward the design and styling that we have seen in the recent spy shots of the car during testing.

Santro AH2

The Santro was the first and the most successful model for the company, as also our sources claim that this will be the product which will make a return. This time it will be completely redesigned with more space, features, power and even fuel-efficiency.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 2

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New Hyundai Santro 2018 AMT

The New Hyundai Santro 2018 will be getting AMT. This will be the first Hyundai to come with an AMT. We have confirmed news from our sources. The New Hyundai Santro 2018 will be replacing the current i10 and it will come with a 1.0-litre petrol engine.

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New Hyundai Santro 2018 new model Competition

Hyundai is quite close to be the market leader. The Santro segment is a volume churner. The launch next month is going to see a lot of bookings. There are many people who had old Santro’s and will want a new one. The Eon will stay as the smallest Hyundai, while the New Hyundai Santro 2018 will be priced in the i10 range. The New Hyundai Santro 2018 will rival the Wagon R, Celerio and mainly the hot selling Tata Tiago.

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New Hyundai Santro 2018
  • Design
  • Interiors
  • Performance
  • Features
  • Mileage
  • Value for money


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