Hyundai has stopped accepting online bookings for the Santro hatchback in India. Although the prices of the budget hatchback are still available on the website, the Santro is no more listed on the ‘Click to Buy’ booking portal of the automaker’s website.
Although Hyundai hasn’t officially announced regarding the discontinuation of Santro yet, according to sources it is highly likely that the dealerships will soon stop accepting bookings for the hatchback.
The Hyundai Santro made its comeback in 2018 and was positioned as the entry-level hatchback in the line-up. It came equipped with features such as 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with steering mounted controls, rear air vents, keyless entry and reversing camera etc. The Santro is currently priced from INR 4.89 lac (PKR 12.33 lac) to INR 6.41 lac (PKR 16.17 lac).
The Santro was powered by a 1.1L petrol engine that was tuned to produce 68hp of power and 99Nm of torque. The engine was paired to a 5-speed manual and an AMT unit. The Santro was also offered with a CNG version that came mated solely to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Initially the Santro did quite well in Indian market breaching 50,000 units sales milestone within just 6 months of launch.
However in later years, the sales took a dip in presence of modern & updated models such as Grand i10 Nios, i20, and i20 N Line in the lineup.
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