Hyundai Santro Xing
Hyundai Santro Xing Variants
Editorial Test Drive Review of Hyundai Santro Xing
Hyundai is a best seller car from the South Korean auto maker Hyundai. However, recently i10 became the flagship brand of the company in India after beating Santro on the sales charts. The overall length of Hyundai Santro is 3565 mm. Overall width of the car is 1525 mm while overall height is 1590 mm. The ground clearance is 164 mm while boot space is 218 liter. Santro's kerb wight is 868 kg, while seating capacity is 5 persons. Though for sure a tall-boy in this segment. The clear lens headlamps give the front end a fresh look while the grille wears a ‘smile’ design with vertical slots. The usage of black color up front in the lower part of bumper does help break the conventional design. Santro also excels in the interiors department. The first feel that you get in the driver’s seat is that of usage of high quality plastics for this kind of price segment.
The design of the console is still fresh and the new two tone color scheme seems to work well here, giving the Santro an up-market look and feel. Seat comfortable is good though up front, a tall driver will soon find fatigue settling in. The rear seats again have the same issue – that of space. The Santro is sold in three different trim levels and the top end one gets features like rear parcel tray, front power windows, audio system etc. The engine of the car delvers maximum power of 63@5,500 (PS@rpm) and maximum torque of 9.8@4,000 (kgm@rpm). The car offers high way mileage of 14.4 km/liter, while on city roads it delivers 11.3 km/liter. The overall mileage of the car is 11.8 km/liter. The maximum speed of the car is 137 km/hour. Hyundai Santro is equipped with features like air conditioner, power windows, power steering, cup holders, folding rear seat, tubeless tyres, central locking and child safety locks. Hyundai Santro soon become a best seller car after its launch in the country.
The car is appreciated for its fuel economy, styling and comfort. The car was adjudged the number one in compact car segment in the Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) by JD Power Asia Pacific 2008. In October 2008, Hyundai launched LPG version of the car branded as Santro Eco. The LPG version of the car was priced Rs 21,500 more than the petrol model. The car was powered by the 1.1 litre, eRLX engine, and came with separate petrol (35 litre) and LPG (27.2 litre) tanks. The LPG kit of Santro Eco is approved by the Department of Explosives and certified by the Automotive Research Association of India. The car is available with two-year manufacturer warranty benefits.
As of now Hyundai offers a new variant of Santro known as Santro Xing in the Indian car market. It is available in 6 versions here. These include Hyundai Santro Xing XK (Non-AC), Hyundai Santro Xing GL, Hyundai Santro Xing GLS, Hyundai Santro Xing eco (GL), Hyundai Santro Xing eco (GLS). Prices start at 2.9 lakhs to 4.7 lakhs ex-hsowroom Delhi. It still has a few shortcomings like cabin space or the not-so-efficient engine but at the same time, the plus points easily out-do the negatives and this is what still keep the Santro chugging along in great numbers each month. For a detailed analysis read below.
Pros: Good build quality, High re-sale value, Great engine, Spacious and practical, Huge dealer network and aftersales, Available with LPG
Cons: Feeling dated now, Rivals more advanced and modern, Lacks features, Bumpy ride quality
Hyundai Santro Xing Interiors
Like most Hyundai offerings, the Santro also excels in the interiors department. The first feel that you get in the driver’s seat is that of usage of high quality plastics for this kind of price segment. The design of the console is still fresh and the new two tone color scheme seems to work well here, giving the Santro an up-market look and feel. The seats are also finished in two-tone (beige and brown) and this adds a pinch of elegance and style. Up front, the steering looks like that of a budget car while the trip-pod speedometer console does catch your eyes. Hyundai has cleverly used metallic finish for various parts to liven up the cabin – for example the central console, around the air-con vents etc.
Seat comfortable is good though up front, a tall driver will soon find fatigue settling in. The rear seats again have the same issue – that of space. The Santro is sold in three different trim levels and the top end one gets features like rear parcel tray, front power windows, audio system etc. On the whole though the Santro’s interiors excels in quality and design, the space is at a premium and is a deterrent for a family looking at a car for five people.
Hyundai Santro Xing Interiors Details
Hyundai Santro Xing Boot space
Santro has been here in India for quite a long time now it has about 218litres of boot space which is quite enough for a hatchback of this size.
Hyundai Santro Xing Speedometer
The speedometer is situated in the instrumental panel of the driver front and is easily visible.
Hyundai Santro Xing Gear lever
The gear lever is well within the reach of the Driver and easy to shift.
Hyundai Santro Xing Cup holders
Xing has 2 cup holders in the fronts middle console.
Hyundai Santro Xing Exteriors
The Santro competes in the entry level hatchback market in India. At 3565mm in length, 1525mm in width and 1590mm in height, it is by no means a big car – though for sure a tall-boy in this segment. The clear lens headlamps give the front end a fresh look while the grille wears a ‘smile’ design with vertical slots. The usage of black color up front in the lower part of bumper does help break the conventional design. The bonnet gets some muscle with the raised lines while seen from the side, the Santro does look a little bland.
That said, the rear of the Santro still looks good with the small spoiler, clear tail-lamps and yet again usage of black above the number plate and on the bonnet visible. All the versions of the Santro come shod with 155mm tryes on 13-inch steel wheels and the model is sold in three trim levels and six different color options. On the whole, while the Santro might not be among the best looking small cars in India, it doesn’t look dated, bland or boring either!
Hyundai Santro Xing Exteriors Details
Hyundai Santro Xing Front design
Santro Xing comes with a contemporary look with Hyundai's international design. It has new horizontal chrome grille in the front and a large bumper The rectangular headlamps create a striking look for Santro Xing.
Hyundai Santro Xing Rear design
The neatly designed tail lamps at the rear gives the Santro Xing a compact look.
Hyundai Santro Xing Side profile
Xing looks very neat from its side and looks compact yet sporty.
Hyundai Santro Xing Ground Clearance
Xing has a Ground Clearance measured at 172mm.
Hyundai Santro Xing Engine & Performance
When Hyundai launched the Santro more than a decade back, it came with an engine that was way ahead of its time as well as the competition. Over the years, the same engine has seen many changes and today, the Santro sports a 1086cc engine that belts out 63PS of power and close to 100Nm of torque. The engine in itself is pretty smooth as well as peppy in nature. Infact, combined with the short ratios, the Santro is a delight to drive in city traffic with the only drawback being the relatively lower ARAI rated fuel economy as compared to some of the rivals in the same price band.
According to Hyundai, the engine makes use of ‘rotary head intelligent valve actuator’, ‘differentially programmed intelligent injection’ and ‘real time intelligent ignition’ for make sure it operates in the best possible manner. For the user, this is an utterly reliable and powerful unit! The Santro comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox which works brilliantly. The shift quality is very nice and it gives you no reason to crib or complain. Hyundai also offers the Santro with a factory fitted LPG option.
Hyundai Santro Xing Engine and Performance Details
Hyundai Santro Xing Acceleration
Xing accelerates from 0-100 in about 15.62 seconds. It does not have a burst of acceleration but manages to stay in the competition.
Hyundai Santro Xing Top speed
Xing has a top speed of about 136kmph whereas the speedo displayed 150kmph.
Hyundai Santro Xing In-gear acceleration
The Santro Xing can reach 40-60 in just 4.08 seconds in the third gear and 80-100 in 5.20 seconds as well.
Hyundai Santro Xing Gearbox
Santro Xing has 5 Speed Manual gearbox which is quite easy to handle.
Hyundai Santro Xing Mileage and Running Costs
The Santro sports a 1086cc engine that belts out 63PS of power and close to 100Nm of torque. Expect about 15 kmpl overall which is a decent figure but overshadowed by newer rivals inclduing the Eon. The LPG variant lowers your bills a lot more.
Hyundai Santro Xing Mileage View full detail
|Hyundai Santro Xing Petrol Variants|
|Hyundai Santro Xing NON AC||17.92 kmpl|
|Hyundai Santro Xing GL Plus||17.92 kmpl|
|Hyundai Santro Xing GLS||17.92 kmpl|
|Hyundai Santro Xing LPG Variants|
|Hyundai Santro Xing eco GL Plus - LPG||11.88 km/kg|
|Hyundai Santro Xing eco GLS - LPG||11.88 km/kg|
Hyundai Santro Xing Mileage Details
Hyundai Santro Xing City fuel economy
Santro Xing gives about 18.7kmpl in the city.
Hyundai Santro Xing Highway fuel economy
Santro Xing gives about 23.7kmpl.
Hyundai Santro Xing ARAI rated economy
Arai rated 17.92 kmpl
Hyundai Santro Xing Tank Range
Hyundai Santro Xing has about 655km of tank range.
Hyundai Santro Xing Handling Braking & Safety
The saving grace is the overall driving ease – the power steering is pretty light and the way the car makes its way through traffic is something that still puts a smile on your face! This is also the reason why the Santro is still a preferred car among the fair sex when it comes investing into a small hatchback! Its got basic safety features like central locking, immobilizer.
Hyundai Santro Xing Handling, Braking & Safety Details
Hyundai Santro Xing Handling
Santro handles pretty well although it has a small set of wheels the gearbox is very smooth but the car struggles a bit at higher speeds.
Hyundai Santro Xing Braking performance
Santro Xing has ventilated discs in the front and drum brakes at the rear the breaks are quite descent and has good braking power. Xing manages to stop from 100-0 in about 4.29seconds.
Hyundai Santro Xing Safety features
Safety is an integral part of the Santros total car engineering design. The following are the safety features available in the Santro Xing Child-safety Rear Door Locks Dual Side Impact Beams Seat Belts - Front and Rear Energy Absorbing Steering ColumnCollapsible Day and Night Inside Rear View Mirror Rear Parcel Tray Central Locking Self Locking Door Immobilizer
Hyundai Santro Xing ABS
There is no option for ABS in the Santro Xing.
Hyundai Santro Xing Traction control
There is no option for Traction control in the car.
Hyundai Santro Xing Comfort & Suspension
If you remember the first television commercial when the Santro came out in the Indian market, you will remember how the car was being driven over an off-road stage – yes, back then, the Santro ride quality felt nothing short of a dream but sadly today, other cars have managed to catch up and even exceed its comfort. In typical usage, you don’t find a reason to complain but as the roads become bad, the ride becomes choppy. The back seat users are the worst as they get throw around quite a lot and this combined with less knee room makes the matters worse.
Hyundai Santro Xing Comfort & Suspension Details
Hyundai Santro Xing Comfort
The following thing is what you get in the Santro Xing and these all adds to the comfort level of the Xing AC with heater Odometer Low fuel warning lamp Power windows front Remote fuel lid opener Remote tailgate release Internally adjustable ORVM's
Hyundai Santro Xing Front suspension
The suspension at the front is McPherson struts with stabiliser bar in the Santro Xing and absorbs pot holes quite efficiently giving the passenger a smooth ride.
Hyundai Santro Xing Rear suspension
The torsion beam axle 3link offset coil spring and hydraulic damper
Hyundai Santro Xing Specifications and Features
Wheels & Tyres
|Wheel Size||13 inch|
Hyundai Santro Xing Features
|Hyundai Santro Xing||NON AC||GL Plus||GLS||eco GL Plus - LPG||eco GLS - LPG|
Hyundai Santro Xing Price
The ex showroom price of Hyundai Santro Xing ranges from Rs 3.03 Lakh to Rs 4.09 Lakh. Hyundai Santro Xing is available in 5 variants. To find the on road price of Hyundai Santro Xing you need to click on the check on road price.
Hyundai Santro Xing has 3 Petrol variant(s), 2 LPG variant(s), the cheapest variant is Hyundai Santro Xing NON AC which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 3.03 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Hyundai Santro Xing eco GLS - LPG which has a LPG engine and is for Rs 4.09 Lakh .
Hyundai Santro Xing News
Hyundai Santro Xing Reviews
By Vikram Rewar Posted on Jun,06,28 11:18 PM
Pros GOOD LOOK GOOD PICKUP
Cons BAD DEALERSSERVICE PROVIDERSHOPELESS SEVICEPOOR MILAGE
Hyundai has the best technology of mid sized cars these days...But it is very bad on their part to give mismanaged and poor service to the customers..I got my car last year in june (2007)...car is very good,pickup is excellent...but SERVICE PROVIDERS R NOT AT ALL satisfactory...I've got the car serviced 3 times and not even a single time the good results r achieved...My car's milage is also not satisfactory...Service providers r never interested to give good results and the feedback takn by us r not considered well...It is surely the MISMANAGEMENT OF COMPANY hyundai..The position of the car is surely going to decrease if the company doesnot provide good dealers and ensure good services to the costumers...It is very sad to see the combination of a good technology and bad services...Its high time for company management to save the reputation....
By sri nivas Posted on Oct,10,08 12:08 AM
Pros stunning looks and good comfort
Cons less lugguage space
Simply super. I am highly satisfied with Santro Xing for wat i have invested to buy a car.
By saurabh savara Posted on Dec,12,09 2:22 PM
Pros It is a good looking
Cons not comfortable
santro xing is very bad car.I want to say that dont Buy santro xing and it have no average........Maruti zen estilo is a good car...............
By gurveer grewal Posted on Aug,08,06 10:37 AM
Pros great pick up
Cons low furnished interior
this car has very low mileage bt excellent stering which is main source of attraction this car
By Thirumal RAj Lakshman Raj Posted on Aug,08,10 6:31 AM
Pros bull shit car never buy it
Cons too costly
overall for our Country like india it schould give more mileage, and also cost normaly. Automatik takes around 5 to 6 km per liter . In europe take a VW Fox or polo or Toyota thez are consumer friendly. Not like this Bloody Korean make . Dont buz never thsi is not a car this is a catastrophe. Follow these advices i have expeirenced and gave 5 lakhs RS for a sracp car.
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- Hyundai, Santro Xing XS eRLX Euro II(2009)
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- Hyundai, Santro Xing XL(2007)
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- Hyundai, Santro Xing GL Plus(2008)
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- Hyundai, Santro Xing XO(2007)
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- Hyundai, Santro Xing GLS(2009)
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