Hyundai reveals new budget hatch for SA
Hyundai in India has released images of a budget hatch which should reach the SA market in 2019.
Called the ‘Santro’, this compact car will be built on a new platform featuring 63 percent high strength steel and will slot below the current Grand i10 1.0 Motion, which currently retails at R159 900.
According to the Hyundai India website, the new compact hatch will be available with a 17.6cm touchscreen infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as a rear parking camera features you don’t expect in the budget segment.
It also mentions ‘best in class’ air-conditioning for those Indian summers, as well as segment-first rear aircon vents.
Power, according to Hyundai India, comes from a 1.1-litre fourcylinder engine, which will be available with an AMT (automated manual) gearbox option, but no outputs have been disclosed as yet.
Standard safety kit in that market includes a driver’s airbag and ABS brakes.