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Hyundai Santro lineup set to be revised

A new Era Executive variant is likely to replace both the D-Lite and Era trim

SNS | New Delhi |

Hyundai’s entry level hatchback, the Santro, is about to undergo a variant overhaul, a leaked dealer document suggests. The Hyundai Santro is available in five variant options- D-Lite, Era, Magna, Sportz and Asta. However, a new Era Executive variant will enter the picture to replace both the D-Lite and Era entry-level trims. During the process, the Magna MT and CNG along with Sportz AMT should also be equipped with more features.

  • Hyundai Santro variant lineup to be rejigged from five to four variants.
  • New base variant, called the Era Executive, to get additional features.
  • Magna MT and CNG expected to get a 2-DIN music system.
  • Sportz AMT variant to get passenger airbag, rearview camera and seatbelt pretensioners.
  • Prices expected to be hiked by around Rs 15,000.

The new Era Executive variant isn’t as bare bones as the earlier entry-level variant, D-Lite. In addition to the features on the D-lite variant, the Era Executive gets body coloured front and rear bumpers, front power windows and AC with heater.

The document suggests that the Hyundai Santro Magna MT and CNG variant could now get a 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth, front door speakers and steering mounted controls similar to the Magna AMT variant. Meanwhile, the Santro Sportz AMT is supposed to get a co-driver airbag, rearview camera and seatbelt pretensioners. That said, buyers of the Sportz MT variant might continue to miss out on the passenger airbag. Features like ABS with EBD, driver airbag and engine immobilizer are offered as standard on the Santro.

With the update, the prices of the aforementioned variants are likely to be hiked by around Rs 15,000. The effective entry-level price of the Santro’s base Santro variant should then start from Rs 4.05 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Here are the current prices of the Hyundai Santro for reference.

Variant Ex-showroom Delhi Affected Variants Expected Price
D-Litre MT Rs 3.90 lakh
Era MT Rs 4.25 lakh
Era Executive Rs 4.05 lakh
Magna MT Rs 4.58 lakh Rs 4.73 lakh
Sportz MT Rs 5 lakh
Magna AMT Rs 5.19 lakh
Magna CNG MT Rs 5.24 lakh Rs 5.39 lakh
Asta MT Rs 5.46 lakh
Sportz AMT Rs 5.47 lakh Rs 5.62 lakh
Sportz CNG MT Rs 5.65 lakh