Hyundai Santro takes a bow and moves out from India

Friday 12 December 2014, 17:19 PM by

Hyundai's Santro has been one of the top sellers in the small car segment in the country. The car indeed built the brands image in the country. Launched way back in 1998, the car has had about 15 years of successful run in the country. The company now believes that it is right time to put an end to its flagship model in the country as it has reached the end of its life-cycle in the country.

Hyundai Santro takes a bow and moves out from India |
Hyundai Santro

Hyundai Santro was indeed a distinctive offering in the country that had a tall boy body frame which was indeed new for the domestic market and cars like Maruti Zen and Maruti 800 ruled the streets in the country. The first Santro trim from Hyundai was powered by 1.0 Liter engine in the country, whereas in 2003 the vehicle received its first major upgrade in form of Santro Xing which was powered by a bigger 1.1 Liter, 3-cylinder petrol engine that generated about 62 Bhp of power.

In India alone, Hyundai has sold about 13 lakh unit, whereas globally it has sold over 18 Lakhs units. Santro's end in production also means that Hyundai shall have more production space for its other trims in the country. As for existing customers, they need not worry as the company shall continue to provide customer service and parts support in the country.

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