Just a few days before its market launch, the new Hyundai Santro has been spied in production guise at Hyundai’s stockyard. While the exterior of the car is still under partial wrap, what we can show you today is the car’s dashboard and other interior bits.
The new Santro’s cabin, just like most current-gen Hyundai models, is well appointed. The dash gets a dual-tone theme and quality levels are a step up than any other car in competition. Higher trims will come with the 7.0-inch touchscreen system that also includes MirrorLink, voice commands, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. To make operation simpler, Hyundai has cleverly provided a rubberised strip consisting of important shortcut keys just below the screen. Large AC vents are placed vertically on each side of the screen. A large hazard warning light button sits right below, along with large buttons for AC and defogger. Below that lie knobs for the AC, placed at a decent height.
The Santro gets a chronograph-style instrument cluster with a large tachometer and a speedometer. It also gets a monochromatic multi-info display that shows readings for fuel and other important details. The speedometer features a chequered-print, grey plaque design. The car gets a steering wheel similar to the one seen on the Grand i10 and Xcent – it includes faux brushed-aluminium trim and controls for audio and telephony. Hyundai has provided a single USB port upfront and just one cupholder between the front seats, but the glove box is large and so are the door pockets.
Under the hood, the car gets a 1.1-litre petrol motor good for 69hp. Two gearbox options – a 5-speed manual and an AMT – are on offer. Bookings for the Santro are currently open. Hyundai will announce prices for the car on October 23, 2018.