New budget car Hyundai: the first official imageAugust 16, 2018
The new small “five-door” Hyundai is designed primarily for India, in the same place and will establish its production. While the model is known under the intrafactory index AH2, the commodity name will be revealed later. The characteristics of the novelty are also kept secret, while in Hyundai it was stated that the hatch is aimed at family buyers who “strive for maximum comfort” and that the model will have a spacious interior. A full-fledged debut should take place in early October 2018.
According to unofficial data, for the novelty, the name Santro will be revived: a hatchback with this name entered the Indian market twenty years ago (in other countries – Atos), it was the first model to stand on the conveyor of the local Hyundai plant. Indian Santro replaced the generation in 2003, its release ceased in 2014.
Local media believe that the basis of AH2 is the upgraded version of the platform from the Hyundai i10 first generation. The length of the novelty will not exceed four meters – such cars in India are tax breaks.
It is expected that the new hatch will be available with a petrol four-cylinder “atmospheric” Epsilon 1.1 – this engine was equipped with the same Santro, in that model he gave out 64 hp. The engine will most likely work in tandem with a five-speed manual or robot (Santro had a MCP and a four-speed automatic).