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Hyundai Announces World Premiere of 'The All New SANTRO'

No. 36123 10 2018133 hit

• India’s Favorite Family Car- Modern Stylish Tall Boy Design developed specifically for Indian families
• Global Debut of In-house Developed World-Class Smart Auto AMT (Automated Manual Transmission)
Superior K1 Platform offering Spacious Cabin and Superior Ride and Handling
• Safe and Efficient Factory Fitted CNG Option
• Made-In-India Exported Worldwide with Over 1.86 Million Happy SANTRO Customers Globally

New Delhi, October 23, 2018 - Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s 2nd largest car manufacturer and the largest exporter since inception today launched the much-awaited and legendary - ‘The All New SANTRO’ - India’s Favourite Family Car. With Modern Stylish Tall Boy Design, The All New SANTRO is Hyundai’s R&D Innovation in Modern Mobility.

The All New SANTRO is a perfect combination of Six Pillars - Modern Stylish Tall Boy Design, Comfortable & Premium Cabin, New Age Technology, Customer Centric Safety, All Round Performance and Complete Peace of Mind. It is aimed at family buyers who seek utmost comfort with spacious cabin feel without compromising on styling. The strong customer centric safety with Strong Body Structure coupled with New Age Technology and cabin comfort gives The ALL NEW SANTRO a competitive edge.

Speaking at the World Premiere of The All New SANTRO, Mr. Y K Koo, MD & CEO, HMIL said, “Today is a Historic moment as we announce the ‘World Premiere of The All New SANTRO’. The SANTRO is an iconic and legendary brand in India that has won the hearts of Millions of customers for last two decades. The magic of SANTRO continues with The All New SANTRO receiving overwhelming response in less than two weeks. With Modern Stylish Tall Boy Design, Comfortable & Premium Cabin, New Age Technology, Customer Centric Safety, All Round Performance and Complete Peace of Mind, the All New SANTRO will set a new benchmark in modern mobility.

“The All New SANTRO is a true example of Hyundai’s Made-in-India philosophy and a shining result of our numerous Product Clinics and Rigorous Durability test on various terrains in India. Our R&D Centre in Namyang (S. Korea), Chennai and Hyderabad have put strong efforts for Product Supremacy and utmost Customer Delight.”, he added

Development Concept

The All New SANTRO is crafted step-by-step to meet the needs of Indian Families who seek Space, Comfort, Safety and Ergonomics with Modern Styling. The focus behind the development was to create a ‘Masterpiece Product’ which will offer customers a proud ownership experience. The All New SANTRO has the power to make the owner experience beyond imagination, the same way SANTRO revolutionized the customer aspirations and the Indian Automotive industry in 1998.

The All New SANTRO is developed on 6 Key Pillars:

1. Modern Stylish Tallboy Design

‘Dynamic Tension’ is the new design language of the All New SANTRO that exudes a Refined yet Sporty Image with Modern Appeal depicting HMIL’s Respect for the Past and Confidence of the Future. The Modern Stylish Tall boy design insures Modern Styling, Superior headroom & shoulder room, Practical Ergonomics, Easy ingress and egress, High Seating Position, Good All-round Visibility and Spacious & Airy cabin feel.

The Exterior styling of The All New SANTRO is defined by Hyundai’s signature Cascade Grille with chrome surround with uniquely positioned Fog lamps that projects wide, sporty and aggressive stance with Modern Premium appeal of the car. The Bold Bonnet character lines with Hyundai logo and Swept back headlamps and First-in-Segment Micro Antenna gives a fresh appeal to highly appreciated Hyundai design language.

The All New SANTRO’s sculpted body forms are complimented smoothly by Dynamic Z Shaped Character lines reveal the underlying inspiration of Hyundai Designers. The stylish tail lamps and sporty dual tone rear bumper with reflectors give modern sporty appeal.

The Superior Dimensions in the All New SANTRO impart a dominant stance for Strong Road Presence with its Modern Stylish Tall boy Characteristics. The All New SANTRO is Bigger, Wider and More Spacious. Inside the cabin, The All New SANTRO provides higher seating position for easy ingress and egress, and Superior All Round Visibility. While the rear passengers get superior headroom and shoulder room which is delight especially for long distance travels.

Exterior Dimensions  

Length x Width x Height

3,610 x 1,645 x 1,560 mm

Wheelbase

2,400 mm

Max Tyre

165/70 R 14 Steel

2. Comfortable & Premium Cabin

The All New SANTRO’s Dual Tone Beige and Black interiors with Champagne Gold inserts projects a premium cabin experience. The driver centric and ergonomically positioned front centre console is tailored to perfection according to the Indian Customer needs.

The elephant inspired centre fascia design provides a strong connect to Indian heritage and mix of traditional and Modern appeal. The ergonomically placed audio, centrally positioned power window switches and AC controls offer easy access with minimal driver distraction. The Unique front design AC Vents are inspired from Propeller design exudes a Sporty stance inside the cabin. The All New SANTRO has superior AC Performance along with First-in Segment Rear AC Vents for enhanced comfort of the passengers on rear seat.

The well cushioned seats provide optimum comfort for the entire family. The Spacious cabin with multiple storage spaces and practical trunk of 235 litres make the All New SANTRO suitable for daily and long trips.

• Superior AC Performance (Best-in-Segment)
• Rear AC Vents (First-in-Segment)
• Superior Thigh Support
• Elephant inspired centre fascia
• Champagne Gold Inserts
• Unique Propeller Design AC Vents

3. New Age Technology

In-Line with Hyundai’s Modern Premium brand direction, The All New SANTRO is loaded with new age technology features including segment first 17.64 cm Touch Screen Audio Video System. The Multi-media system is equipped with First-in-Segment Smart phone connectivity - Android Auto, Apple Car Play & Mirror Link and Voice Recognition Function along with iblue Smartphone App Support. Also, the screen is supported with First-in-Segment Rear Parking Camera display.

The First-in-Segment Eco Coating Technology prevents unpleasant smell to develop in the AC Evaporator by degrading the micro-organisms developed in the AC Evaporator Core and ensures odour free and fresh air for a comfortable and pleasant journey. Rear Defogger along with Rear Wiper and Washer helps to enhance rear visibility during winters and rainy season for a safe and trouble free ride.

• 17.64 cm Touch screen Audio Video System (First-in-Segment)
• Voice Recognition (First-in-Segment)
• Smartphone connectivity with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay & Mirror Link and Voice Recognition function along with iblue Smartphone App Support (First-in-Segment)
• 6.35 cm Advanced Cluster with Multi Information Display (Instantaneous FE, Supervision Display, Dual Trip meter)
• Eco Coating Technology (First-in-Segment)
• Rear Parking Camera (First-in-Segment)
• Front & Rear Power Windows
• Remote Keyless Entry
• Outside Rear View Mirror (ORVM) with Electrical Adjustment
• Day & Night Inside Rear View Mirror (IRVM)
• Rear Defogger
• Rear Wiper with washer
• USB port & 12 V Power Outlet

4. Customer Centric Safety: Strong Body Structure

All Hyundai cars are developed, tested and built-in keeping with the Hyundai ‘Safe Drive Philosophy’. Beyond active safety technologies, The All New SANTRO is built to comply with Hyundai’s strict safety standards for occupants and pedestrian safety. Built for ultimate driving pleasure and complete peace of mind – The All New SANTRO boasts Advanced Safety System providing the best Active and Passive safety for a stress-free driving. The Superior K1 Platform along with application of 63% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) + High Strength Steel (HSS), helps The All New SANTRO achieve prominent Static & Dynamic stiffness with improved structural connectivity making it a Strong Body Structure.

The All New SANTRO also meets the Pedestrian Safety norm, lower stiffener is applied to front crash beam to improve on the pedestrian safety. Additionally, standard ABS with EBD and Driver’s Airbag provide uncompromised safety.

• ABS with EBD (Standard)
• Dual Front Airbags with standard Driver Airbag
• Impact sensing Auto Door Unlock (First-in-Segment)
• Rear Parking Sensors
• Strong Body Structure (63% AHSS+HSS)
• Speed sensing Auto door lock
• Seat Belt Pretensioner with Load Limiter

5. All Round Performance

The All New SANTRO is equipped with the most reliable and durable 4-Cylinder 1.1 Litre Petrol engine offering 69ps of power with low vibrations, superior performance and high fuel efficiency. Mated with option of MT and in-house developed Smart Auto AMT transmissions, the power train provides Efficient, Peppy, Smooth and Convenient option for a Relaxed and Pleasant driving experience. The All New SANTRO will be the first Hyundai model to offer in-house developed Smart Auto AMT technology in Hyundai range of products offering unmatched comfort without compromising on fuel efficiency. The All New SANTRO will also have option for Factory fitted CNG (60 L water equivalent) for enhanced reliability and greater peace of mind.

Engine & Transmission 

Engine

Capacity (cc)

Maximum Power (ps/rpm)

Maximum Torque

(kgm/rpm)

1.1 L

(Petrol Engine)

 

1,086

69ps@5,500

10.1kgm@4,500

     1.1 L

(With CNG)

59ps@5,500

8.6 kgm@4,500

Mileage 

Engine

ARAI

 (Certified figures)

(5 Speed MT)

ARAI

 (Certified figures)

(SMART AMT)

ARAI

(Certified figures)

(CNG)

1.1 L

(Petrol Engine)

20.3 Kmpl

20.3 Kmpl

30.48 km/kg

Superior Ride Comfort

Adopting the bigger, stronger and rigid Superior K1 platform, The All New SANTRO provides a stable and comfortable ride. The front suspension is mounted with McPhearson Strut and Urethane Bump Stopper that gives stability at rough road drives and reduces body roll giving improved cornering performance. The rear suspension uses Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with vertically placed shock absorber that minimizes shock rebound providing a comfortable and stable ride. The advanced aerodynamics combined with Strong body structure offers superior NVH isolation ensuring a quiet and pleasant driving experience.

6. Complete Peace of Mind

The All New SANTRO provides complete peace of mind with SANTRO FIRST CARE:

• 3 Years/100,000 kms Warranty & 3 Years Road Side Assistance (Best-in-Segment)
• Lowest Cost of Maintenance (Best-in-Segment)
• Know your SANTRO Program
• Assured Same Day Service Delivery
• Service at your Doorstep

Colours & Variants

The All New SANTRO will be available in array of 7 exterior colours including 2 new colours - Imperial Beige and Diana Green. The All New SANTRO comes with two interior colour options Premium Beige with Champagne Gold inserts and Sporty All Black Interiors with Diana Green colour inserts based on exterior colours.

Ex-Showroom One India One Price (Rs.):  

Trims

1.1 L

(Petrol Engine with 5 MT)

         1.1L

(With CNG- 5 MT)

         1.1L

(Petrol Engine with AMT)

D-Lite

389,900

-

-

ERA

424,900

-

-

MAGNA

457,900

518,900

523,900

SPORTZ

499,900

546,900

564,900

ASTA

545,900

-

-

 

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Hyundai Safe Move - Road Safety Campaign Enters 4th Phase

No. 36016 10 2018145 hit

- School Contact Program in 100 Schools across 11 cities; Mall Contact Program in 14 Malls in 7 cities
- Special Hyundai Road Safety skit to be conducted along with students at selected schools
- 70,000 Air Purifying plant –Aloe Vera to be distributed to students in Schools and Malls

New Delhi, October 16, 2018: Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF), the philanthropic arm of Hyundai Motor India Ltd today announced the commencement of the 4th phase of ‘Safe Move- Road Safety Campaign’. ‘Safe Move’ is one of the key pillars of Hyundai Motor’s global CSR Campaign that actively advocates Road Safety for both drivers and pedestrians.

Safe Move- Road Safety Campaign is conducted by Hyundai in association with Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MORTH). In its 4th Phase, Hyundai will reach out to 100 schools in 11 cities including Delhi NCR, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Pune and Lucknow through interactive activities to create awareness on Road Safety and Traffic Rules among Students. In addition to the School Contact Program, Mall Contact Program will be conducted in 14 Malls across 7 cities (Delhi NCR, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Bengaluru) through a high-impact set-up and an enthralling interactive games to engage children. Hyundai believes the process of safety begins with not just drivers, but every individual taking responsibility of his or her actions.

Commenting on the 4th Phase of Safe Move – Road Safety Campaign, Mr. Y K Koo, MD & CEO, HMIL said, “As a responsible and caring brand, Hyundai strongly advocates road safety and importance of traffic rules and regulations. We are proud of our association with MORTH and the milestones achieved by Safe Move campaign over the years in making road safety awareness a mass movement in India. Through our School Contact Programs and Mall Activations, we are reaching out to young India and the future drivers of tomorrow to sensitize them and make them more aware about the safety of themselves and fellow drivers and pedestrians on roads. We are confident that Safe Move campaign will help instill more discipline and support a new culture of road safety for both drivers and pedestrians on Indian roads.”

Safe Move- Road Safety Campaign aims to enhance awareness and understanding of Road Safety Rules, thereby helping create a safe and happy society, where both drivers and pedestrians can enjoy a safe environment.

In the 4th Phase of Safe Move, Hyundai introduced ‘ARI and JINO’ - two animated characters from a popular International Animated Series – ‘Power Battle Watchcars’ to engage kids and their families which will help them understand, absorb and act on responsible road safety rules. To appreciate the participation from students, Hyundai will give away Certificate of participation and also supporting the environment, an air purifying plant – Aloe Vera is given to all students encouraging them towards a green and healthy future.

In addition, Hyundai will conduct a special Road Safety SKIT in selected schools on their Annual Day function. With the Road Safety theme #BeTheBetterGuy’, Hyundai along with professional SKIT performers and select school children, will educate their peers and families on responsible road safety practices.

Over last three phases of the program, Hyundai Motor India Foundation has successfully reached out to 200,000 students across 292 schools, about 35,000 Mall visitors and 23,000 Residents. The program enrolled 146 RWA’s and also reached out to 35,000 visitors during the popular Krackerjack Karnival in New Delhi.

‘Kids Hyundai’ (www.kids.hyundai.co.in), a specially designed website for children on Road Safety is developed. The Kids website will serve as an exclusive outpost for the ‘Safe Move’ program and carry news, car production, car history & evolution related content and registration for the various programs under the initiative.

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‘The All New SANTRO’ – Legend is Back Hyundai Unveils India’s Favourite Family Car ‘The All New SANTRO’

No. 35909 10 2018230 hit

The All New SANTRO is developed on Six Key Pillars:

• Modern Stylish Tallboy design
• New Age Technology
• Customer Centric Safety
• Comfortable and Premium Cabin
• All Round Performance
• Complete Peace of Mind

Chennai, October 9, 2018 - Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s 2nd largest car manufacturer and the largest exporter since inception, today unveiled ‘The All New SANTRO’ - India’s Favourite Family Car. The World Premiere of The All New SANTRO will be held on October 23, 2018 in New Delhi.

Speaking at the unveiling of the All New SANTRO, Mr. Y K Koo, MD & CEO, HMIL said, “Today is a historic and proud moment for us, as India has unanimously chosen the name of their Favourite Family Car to be called The All New SANTRO. Since its first launch, SANTRO created history with its numerous segment-first innovations and became the Complete Family Car for millions of Indians. The All New SANTRO is based on the six key pillars – Modern Stylish Tallboy design, Comfortable and Premium Cabin, New Age technology, Customer Centric Safety, All Round Performance and Complete Peace of Mind, to become a Game Changer and Benchmark Product in the Indian Auto Industry. The All New SANTRO will also debut Advanced In-House developed Smart Auto AMT and offer factory fitted CNG option.”

The All New SANTRO is developed to meet the needs of Indian Families with a focus to create a “Masterpiece Product” offering customers a great ownership experience.

Modern Stylish Tallboy
The overall design theme is based on “Rhythmical Tension” that exudes a Refined yet Sporty Image. The front of The All New SANTRO is defined by Hyundai’s Signature Cascade Grille with chrome surround that projects Modern and Premium appeal of the car.

New Age Technology
The All New SANTRO will come packed with new age technology features including segment-first 17.64 cm Touch Screen Audio Video System. The Multi-media system is equipped with smart phone connectivity - Android auto, Apple Carplay and Mirror Link along with supporting Voice Recognition Function & Rear Parking Camera display on screen. The All New SANTRO is equipped with Hyundai’s Patent ‘Eco Coating Technology’ prevents unpleasant odour to develop in the AC Evaporator by degrading the micro-organisms.

Customer Centric Safety
The All New SANTRO is built on New Platform along with the application of 63% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) + High Strength Steel (HSS), helping to achieve prominent Static & Dynamic stiffness with improved structural connectivity. Additionally standard ABS with EBD and Driver’s Airbag provides uncompromised safety.

Comfortable & Premium Cabin
To ensure a comfortable cabin experience even in the harshest Indian summers, the All New SANTRO offers Best-in-Class AC along with First-in-Segment Rear AC Vents for enhanced comfort of the passengers in the rear seat. The Modern Stylish Tall Boy car ensures Superior headroom & shoulder room, Practical ergonomics (Easy Ingress & Egress), High seating position, Good All-round Visibility and Spacious & Airy Cabin feel.

All Round Performance
The All New SANTRO is equipped with the most reliable 4-Cylinder 1.1 Litre Petrol engine with low vibrations, superior performance and high fuel efficiency. The All New SANTRO will be the first Hyundai model to offer in-house developed Smart Auto AMT Technology and will have Factory fitted CNG option.

Complete Peace of Mind
The All New SANTRO will provide complete peace of mind with 3 Years/100,000 kms Warranty and 3 Years Road Side Assistance (Best in Segment). It will also offer the lowest cost of maintenance with doorstep service facility.

Bookings Open
The Pre-Booking for All New SANTRO will be 100% online starting from October 10, 2018 till October 22, 2018 with Rs 11,100 as booking amount for the first 50,000 customers as an introductory offer.

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Hyundai Motor India September Cumulative Sales up by 1%

No. 35801 10 2018191 hit

‐ Hyundai's “Ten Thousand Club” Cars GRAND i10, ELITE i20 and CRETA marked a record sale of over 11,000 units each

New Delhi, October 1, 2018: Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest exporter since inception registered domestic sales of 47,781 units and exports of 14,976 with cumulative sales of 62,757 units for the month of September 2018.

Commenting on the September sales Mr. Vikas Jain, National Sales Head - Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “Hyundai registered a cumulative volume of 62,757 units in September ‘18 with strong demand in export markets with a growth of 22.2%. Hyundai's ‘Brand Leaders - 10 Thousand Club’ cars GRAND i10, ELITE i20 and CRETA outperformed in their respective segments and marked a record sale of over 11,000 units each in the month of September’18 raising the industry benchmark in quality, performance and new age technology, exceeding customer expectations. Despite some on-going market challenges, we expect this festival season will induce positive sentiments among customers and the industry would witness a strong positive growth.”   

HMIL Sales

Sep 2017

Sep 2018

Growth (%)

Domestic

50,028

47,781

-4.5

Exports

12,257

14,976

22.2

Cumulative

62,285

62,757

1

 

Hyundai Introduces Next Gen VERNA Anniversary Edition

No. 35714 09 2018193 hit

• The New VERNA Anniversary Edition comes in SX(O) Petrol MT/AT and SX(O) Diesel MT Variants
• All New Special Edition Color Marina Blue & Polar White
• Additional features such as Refreshed and Sporty all-black dashboard, Wireless Phone Charger, Blue insets accents on AC Vents
• Around 80,000 happy Next Gen VERNA customers worldwide
• Preferred choice of auto experts and Winner of 26 awards including Prestigious Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY2018)

New Delhi, September 14, 2018: Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest exporter since inception today announced the introduction of the Next Gen VERNA Anniversary Edition as a celebration of the 1st Anniversary of the Super Performer Brand in India. The Anniversary Edition will be limited to 1,000 units based on the single trim SX(O) in MT & AT transmissions and Petrol and Diesel variants and will feature in White colour and an all New Special Edition Colour- Marina Blue.

Commenting on the introduction of Next Gen VERNA Anniversary Edition, Mr. Y K Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “The Next-Gen VERNA is a Game Changer product which has won the hearts of Indian and global customers since its launch in August 2017 and is the preferred choice of auto experts. As the Next-Gen VERNA marks its first year Anniversary in India, our endeavour is to delight customers with the New VERNA Anniversary Edition featuring look including an attractive new exterior colour that will make the VERNA even more aspirational.”

Hyundai Next-Gen VERNA, the winner of the Indian Car of the Year 2018, is the most awarded intelligent Sedan which has 26 Awards to its credit and has set new benchmarks in its segment. Since its launch India’s most loved, Made-in-India for the world, Next-Gen VERNA has met aspirations and brought smiles to over 79,608 happy customers worldwide.

Anniversary Edition

The Next Gen VERNA Anniversary Edition is available in the SX(O) MT/ AT trims in Petrol and SX(O) MT trim in Diesel. Hyundai has introduced a New Special Edition Colour Marina Blue that comes with a host of features and designing that make it even more appealing. Features of the New VERNA Anniversary Edition include:
‐ Front And Rear Skid Plate
‐ Black ORVM
‐ Shark Fin Antenna (available in Marina Blue only),
‐ Rear Spoiler
‐ Wireless Phone Charging
‐ Anniversary Edition Emblem engraved
in addition to Sunroof, Ventilated Seats, Smart Trunk, and Telematics in existing top variants. The interiors boast of all black upholstery with contrast blue stitching, refreshed & sporty all-black theme dashboard with blue color accents on the AC vents that enhance the contours.

The demand for Next-Gen VERNA from both domestic and International markets has been overwhelming with 52,482 units sold in the domestic market and 27,126 units sold in the International markets.

* VERNA Anniversary edition is available in two color options - Marina Blue & Polar White. Black color shark fin antenna and ORVM are available in Marina Blue car only. For Polar White car, shark fin antenna and ORVM would be body colored.

*Price starting Rs. 11,69,413 (Ex-Showroom Delhi) 

S. No

Variant

Price Rs. (Ex-Showroom Delhi)

1

SX(O) MT Petrol

11,69,413

2

SX(O) AT Petrol

12,83,413

3

SX(O) MTDiesel

13,03,413

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