Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has been testing its budget hatchback for quite a while now. Codenamed as AH2, the upcoming hatchback is likely to get the ‘Santro’ moniker and would launch in August this year. A test mule of the upcoming new-gen Santro was recently spied in Greater Noida by a Twitter user. The next-gen Santro is based on the earlier i10’s platform and will go on rival the likes of Maruti Celerio. It’s noteworthy here that the Santro brand enjoys a huge recall value. Hence, resurrecting the brand can work in favour of Hyundai. The next-gen Santro will be underpinned by the last gen i10’s platform. Our sources have revealed that it will even get the same 1.1-litre, four-cylinder, engine that powered the i10 and even the last-gen Santro. Of course, the engine will be thoroughly updated to meet the latest emission standards. It will also offer a higher mileage. We have even got to know that the next Santro will be dimensionally larger than the … [Read more...] about New Hyundai Santro spied again; India launch timeline inside!
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While the Maruti S-Cross hasn’t been posting segment-leading sales figures, it looks like the crossover has finally started witnessing a strong growth in demand. Maruti Suzuki India Ltd managed to sell as many as 30,923 units of the S-Cross in the financial year 2017-18. This is a very healthy growth of 44.3 percent over FY 2016-17. A part of this growth can be attributed to the facelift that was launched last year. The S-Cross facelift looks more aggressive than the pre-facelift model and even gets a minor improvement in the fuel mileage. The more muscular look seems to be helping the crossover find more takers. “The new S-Cross that was launched last October looks bold upfront which is being admired by our customers. We have also used a smart hybrid technology (SHVS) in the new model which has bettered the efficiency,” a spokesperson from Maruti commented. Another factor that could have worked in favour of the crossover are the big discounts of up to Rs 75,000 … [Read more...] about Maruti Suzuki S-Cross fastest growing car in Compact SUV segment; Beats Hyundai Creta
Hyundai Motor India Ltd has been busy readying an all-new small car that will launch later this year. The new car will become the second-generation Santro and will be a thoroughly modern car. Here are 10 things you need to know about it- Launch by August Our sources have confirmed that the new Santro, which has been codenamed as the AH2, will launch in August this year. The upcoming model has already been spied on numerous occasions. Bookings are likely to open in July and the variant names and prices will be officially revealed at the time of the launch. Santro name not confirmed While speculations are rife that the new model will become the next Santro, Hyundai is yet to officially confirm this. Currently, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. officials are referring to the upcoming car simply by its codename (AH2). That said, naming this car as the Santro can actually turn out to be a beneficial move. The Santro is a successful brand name and can give this car a headstart in the market. … [Read more...] about 2018 Hyundai Santro: 10 things you don’t know about it!
Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has been busy testing the upcoming AH2, an all-new small car that is most likely to resurrect the Santro moniker. A test mule of the upcoming car has been spotted by ‘AllHyundaiCars’ of The Automotive India forum. The next-generation 2018 Hyundai Santro will launch in August this year. It’s worth mentioning here that the Santro brand enjoys a huge fan-following in the country. Hence, naming the upcoming small car as the Santro can be of a huge advantage due to the strong brand recall. The next-gen 2018 Hyundai Santro is based on the same platform that underpins the last-generation i10 hatchback. Furthermore, the new car will use an updated version of the earlier i10’s 1.1-liter, four-cylinder petrol engine. As per our source in the company, the next-gen Hyundai Santro will be slightly larger in dimensions than the earlier i10. While Hyundai Motor India Ltd has been somewhat tight-lipped about the upcoming small car, Y K … [Read more...] about 2018 Hyundai Santro (Hyundai AH2) spied again, Launch in August
It has become fairly well-known that Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) is working on the next-generation 2018 Hyundai Santo. The next-gen Santro has been internally codenamed as the ‘AH2’ and will launch in August this year. It may be noted here that the earlier Santro enjoyed a huge popularity in the Indian car market. Hence, the upcoming hatchback could hugely benefit by using the same nameplate. The upcoming entry-level hatchback has been spied testing yet again. The upcoming next-gen Hyundai Santro is based on the platform of the last-gen Hyundai i10. It even uses the same 1.1-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that powered the old car. As per our sources, the 2018 Santro will have larger dimensions than the last-gen i10. While the company has been rather tight-lipped about the upcoming model, Y K Koo, MD & CEO of HMIL, has said that the upcoming car will be a “contemporary family-oriented product”. He has also said that the AH2 will be … [Read more...] about 2018 Hyundai Santro (Hyundai AH2) spied, Launch in August