Hyundai Santro Xing
Hyundai Santro Xing PriceList
Hyundai Santro Xing Specifications
Dimension & Weights
|Overall Length||3565 mm|
|Overall Width||1525 mm|
|Overall Height||1590 mm|
|Ground Clearance||172 mm|
|No of Cylinders||4|
Hyundai Santro Xing Features
|Hyundai Santro Xing||NON AC||GL Plus||GLS||eco GLS - LPG||eco GL Plus - LPG|
|Power Windows||Front Only||Front Only|
Hyundai Santro Xing Colors
- Berry Red / Maharaja Red
- Black Diamond
- Dark Grey Metallic
- Silky Beige / Mushroom
- Sleek Silver
- Crystal White / Coral White
Expert Test Drive Review
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.
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.
The speedometer is situated in the instrumental panel of the driver front and is easily visible.
The gear lever is well within the reach of the Driver and easy to shift.
Xing has 2 cup holders in the fronts middle console.
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!
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.
The neatly designed tail lamps at the rear gives the Santro Xing a compact look.
Xing looks very neat from its side and looks compact yet sporty.
Xing has a Ground Clearance measured at 172mm.
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.
Engine & Performance Details
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.
Xing has a top speed of about 136kmph whereas the speedo displayed 150kmph.
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.
Santro Xing has 5 Speed Manual gearbox which is quite easy to handle.
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.
Handling Braking & Safety Details
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.
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.
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
There is no option for ABS in the Santro Xing.
There is no option for Traction control in the car.
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.
Comfort & Suspension Details
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
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.
The torsion beam axle 3link offset coil spring and hydraulic damper
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