Hyundai Santro All Variants Compared – Shortlist the Most Suitable Hatchback Trim

If you are planning to buy Hyundai Santro and can’t decide which variant to buy, this post might help you in forming a decision.

Hyundai Santro which variant is good

Hyundai Santro was the car that established the image of Hyundai in the Indian car market. It was a vehicle that became immensely popular and used to sell in large numbers. However, it was discontinued after completing its tenure and a few years later, the new Hyundai Santro was launched. The latest version is a good car with all the modern elements but somehow, misses the X-Factor which the older Santro had. And perhaps, this could be because the older Santro was the sole ruler from a brand that was not ‘Maruti Suzuki’, but now there are various brands in the country and many of them have their small cars on sale in India.

Keeping this aside, Santro has a lot of variants on offer and it might be difficult for someone to make a purchase decision. Read this post and we might help you in making an informed decision and make you buy the suitable variant for yourself.

Engine Specifications

Hyundai Santro review prices online

Variants Engine Transmission Power (bhp) Torque (Nm)
Era Executive 1.1-litre Petrol 5-Speed M 68 99
Magna 1.1-litre Petrol 5-Speed M 68 99
Sportz 1.1-litre Petrol 5-Speed M 68 99
Magna AMT 1.1-litre Petrol 5-Speed AT 68 99
Asta 1.1-litre Petrol 5-Speed M 68 99
Sportz AMT 1.1-litre Petrol 5-Speed AT 68 99
Asta AMT 1.1-litre Petrol 5-Speed AT 68 99
Magna CNG 1.1-litre Bi-Fuel 5-Speed M 59 85
Sportz CNG 1.1-litre Bi-Fuel 5-Speed M 59 85

 

Hyundai Santro is offered with two engine options, a petrol and a CNG. The petrol engine is smooth and refined but might feel a bit underpowered. It is a good car for city driving and might feel a bit strained on the highway. However, fuel economy is not the strong point of the engine and if you are looking for a frugal option, then opting for the CNG would be a wiser decision. It is a bit down on power and might feel lethargic in day-to-day driving, but will provide decent fuel economy.

Price List

Variants Price (ex-showroom)
Era Executive Rs 4.76 Lakhs
Magna Rs 5.23 Lakhs
Sportz Rs 5.59 Lakhs
Magna AMT Rs 5.72 Lakhs
Asta Rs 5.97 Lakhs
Sportz AMT Rs 5.99 Lakhs
Asta AMT Rs 6.44 Lakhs
Magna CNG Rs 5.99 Lakhs
Sportz CNG Rs 6.21 Lakhs

 

As you can derive from the table, the prices for the Hyundai Santro are pretty affordable for a person who is looking to buy a proper hatchback. A decent budget and you can aim for the mid variants so that you could get your hands on some features. Although, the top variants are not very expensive either and people can stretch their budget a bit to buy a vehicle which has all the kit it has to offer.

Safety Features

Santro Interior

Features Era Executive Magna Sportz Magna AMT Asta Sportz AMT Asta AMT Magna CNG Sportz CNG
ABS with EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Central Locking No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-theft Alarm No No No No No No No No No
Airbags 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1
Adjustable Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Camera No No No No Yes No Yes No No
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts No No No No No No No No No

 

The Hyundai Santro has been equipped with plenty of safety kit which is expected at this price point. However, ISOFIX child seat mounts are not included in any variant which is an error and should be rectified in the coming updates. Apart from that, there are sufficient safety features on offer and the top variants get all of them.

Convenience Features

Features Era Executive Magna Sportz Magna AMT Asta Sportz AMT Asta AMT Magna CNG Sportz CNG
Power Windows Front Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adjustable Steering No No No No No No No No No
Rear AC Vents No No Yes No Yes No Yes No No
Parking Sensors Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear
Keyless Entry No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Voice Control No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Push-button Start No No No No No No No No No

 

There are plenty of comfort and convenience features on offer for the Hyundai Santro. The base variant does not get any feature which is a bit disappointing. Moreover, none of the variants get adjustable steering which should have been there in all variants and rear AC vents are missing in the lower variants which is again a disappointing omission. Overall, the mid and top-level variants get ample comfort and convenience features which will make the experience in the cabin pleasant.

Interior and Connectivity

Santro Interior

Features Era Executive Magna Sportz Magna AMT Asta Sportz AMT Asta AMT Magna CNG Sportz CNG
Height Adjustable Driver Seat No No No No No No No No No
Touchscreen No No 6.95-inch No 6.95-inch 6.95-inch 6.95-inch No 6.95-inch
Apple CarPlay No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Android Auto No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Speakers No 2 4 2 4 4 4 2 4

 

There are sufficient connectivity features available for the Hyundai Santro at this price range and are in sync with what the rivals offer. However, the base variant misses out on everything and something should have been offered instead. Moreover, all the variants do not get height-adjustable driver seat which might be an issue for taller passengers and even shorter passengers.

Conclusion

Hyundai Santro is a proper and modern hatchback that has all the ingredients to make it a huge hit. But with a few hits and misses and the lack of that X-Factor which the older car possessed, it is not quite there yet. It has a refined and smooth engine but is a bit underpowered and if you are looking for a frugal option, then CNG is the pick for you. Considering all aspects, Sportz and Sportz AMT are the most value for money variants as they offer almost everything at a lower price than the top variants.

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