New Delhi: The all-new Santro from Hyundai Motors was rolled out hoping it would bring in numbers for the company. And it is exactly as the company had intended – the refreshed family mover is churning out massive numbers for the South Korean automotive giant.
With little over a month since its launch, the company has received over 38,500 bookings and 211,000 enquiries for the all new Santro since its launch on October 23, 2018.
The waiting period for the new Santro is up to four months depending on the colour and variants. Hyundai has decided to ramp-up the production of the Santro and has increased the sales target to 10,000 units in November in a bid to bring down the waiting period, according to a report by carandbike.
“The all new Santro is a true expression of Hyundai brand in India. The modern stylish tall boy design, new age technology, comfortable and premium cabin, all around safety and performance of the all new Santro has won the aspirations of Indian customers making it a trendsetter product. We are overwhelmed with the positive customer response and strong appreciation of the all new Santro,” Y K Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited said.
The AMT gearbox version of the new Hyundai Santro contributes 30 per cent to the sales while the company fitted CNG variants contributes 18 per cent to the sales.
The 2018 Hyundai Santro is powered by a 1.1-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine which develops 69 bhp at 5500 rpm and 99 Nm of peak torque at 4500 rpm. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox as standard and the five-speed AMT as an option.