Hyundai India has discreetly removed the Santro hatchback from its official website, hinting that the model could be axed soon. Although the prices of the model continue to be listed on the site, the company has stopped accepting bookings for the Santro.
The Hyundai Santro, which made a comeback in 2018, was a spiritual successor to the Eon hatchback. With the departure of the former, the Grand i10 Nios becomes the entry-level model in Hyundai India’s line-up.
A few media reports suggest that the Hyundai Santro will be discontinued soon as the model has failed to garner a fair demand. A few other notable reasons could include the upcoming BS6 2.0 emission norms and the upcoming safety norms that will make it mandatory for all cars to come equipped with six airbags. Earlier this week, Hyundai discontinued the diesel-powered variants of the Grand i10 Nios and Aura, and you can read all about it here.