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Hyundai Santro Xing

Rs 2.98 - Rs 5 Lakh
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Hyundai Santro Xing

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    AMRINDER SINGH May 07, 2015

    I HAVE A SANTRO 2006 XO MODEL, ALREADY DRIVEN 80,000 KMS WITH EXCELLENT MAINTENANCE AND REGULAR SERVICES - ITS A PETROL CAR. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT MILEAGE....I DID A FULL TANK AT CHANDIGARH (HP PETROL PUMP AT TRIBUNE CHOWK ) . JOURNEY WAS AROUND 210 KM FROM CHANDIGARH TO BATHINDA . I GOT AN AWESOME MILEAGE OF 22KMPL Read More

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    Ramesh Feb 03, 2015

    I have purchased this car in 2007 Nov, till date I have covered 1,05,000 kms without any single problem. Still got a good pickup, good mileage, Overall a GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY CAR. Read More

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    Abhilash Chatterji Apr 08, 2014

    I bought car without ac but now i need ac how to go about it please advise. I also found good service from hundai. Car is comfortable and it gives me good milege on long drive. In city also it is easy to drive. Overall good car but hyundai service can get better. Read More

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Colors of Hyundai Santro Xing

  • Aqua Tint

  • Bright Silver

  • Charming Grey

  • Coral White

  • Dynasty Red

  • Ebony Black

  • Ember Grey

  • Husky Blue

  • Maharajah Red

  • Midnight Grey

  • Mushroom

  • Noble White

  • Orange Tango

  • Passion Red

  • Potamaic Blue

  • Real Earth

  • Scarlet Sage

  • Sky Blue

  • Sleek Silver

  • Space Silver

  • Twilight Blue - Santro

Review of Hyundai Santro Xing

Overview

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.

  • Overview
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mileage Running Cost
  • Comfort Suspension
  • Engine Performance
  • Braking Safety

Interior

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.

Interiors Details

  • 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.

  • Speedometer

    The speedometer is situated in the instrumental panel of the driver front and is easily visible.

  • Gear Lever

    The gear lever is well within the reach of the Driver and easy to shift.

  • Cup Holders

    Xing has 2 cup holders in the fronts middle console.

  • Glovebox

    Santro Xing has a descent amount of space in its glovebox.

  • Audio System

    Santro Xing has a Audio system with AUX and USB.

  • Air Conditioner

    The central AC vents are small and, expectedly, do not have a wide spread. We liked the large, easy-to-use knobs for the AC control.

  • Arm Rests

    There is no arm rest in the Xing.

  • Air Vents

    there are Air vents at the front dashboard of the Xing which has metal finish to it.

  • Seats

    The seats are spacious and comfortable inside the Xing.

  • Leg Room

    Santro Xing has a descent amount of leg room space of 1080/910mm.

  • Knee Room

    Santro Xing has a descent amount of knee room space also 790/610mm.

  • Shoulder Space

    Santro Xing has a descent amount 1210mm of shoulder space which means a comfortable ride.

  • Head Room

    Santro has 1020/870mm of space in the car that means a tall person will not have a problem inside the car.

  • Steering Wheel

    Santro Xing has rack and pinion power assisted steering wheel.

  • Power Windows

    Xing has an option of power windows in the car.

  • Keyless Entry

    Xing does have an option of central locking in the car.

  • Driver Information Display

    The driver information display has nothing special except few of the regular warning lamps.

  • What we like

    Good quality cabin and well built cabin is practical.

  • What we dislike

    The interior lacks space and now modern times have caught on.

Exterior

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!

Exteriors

  • 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.

  • Rear Design

    The neatly designed tail lamps at the rear gives the Santro Xing a compact look.

  • Side Profile

    Xing looks very neat from its side and looks compact yet sporty.

  • Ground Clearance

    Xing has a Ground Clearance measured at 172mm.

  • Bumpers

    Xing has body coloured bumpers at both front and rear.

  • Head Lamps

    Xing's rectangular headlamps gives a descent amount of illumination in the dark.

  • Tail Lamps

    The neatly designed tail lamps at the rear gives the Santro Xing a compact look.

  • Fog Lamps

    Xing has an option for fog lamps.

  • Tyres

    Santro Xing has 155/70 R13 tyres which gives good grip to the car in any terrain.

  • Alloy Wheels

    The neatly designed tail lamps at the rear gives the Santro Xing a compact look.

  • Outside Mirrors

    The outside mirrors are manually adjustable.

  • Colors

    Santro Xing has 6 colour options which are 1.Crystal White 2. Sleek Silver 3.Silky Beige 4. Dark Grey 5. Black Diamond 6. Berry Red

  • Rear Wiper

    There is no option of rear wiper in the car.

  • Roof Rails

    There is no roof rails in the Santro Xing.

  • Sun Roof

    there is no sunroof in the Santro Xing.

  • Spoiler

    The small spoiler at the back of the car gives a sporty look to the Santro Xing.

  • Side Steps

    There is no option for side step in the Santro Xing.

  • Spare Wheel

    There is a spare wheel at the boot of the Santro..

  • What we like

    Still looks decent and pleasant.

  • What we dislike

    But design starting to age.

Mileage Running Cost

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.

Mileage Running Cost

  • City Fuel Economy

    Santro Xing gives about 18.7kmpl in the city.

  • Highway Fuel Economy

    Santro Xing gives about 23.7kmpl.

  • Arai Rated Economy

    Arai rated 17.92 kmpl

  • Tank Range

    Hyundai Santro Xing has about 655km of tank range.

  • What we like

    LPG variant makes for frugal running costs.

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.

Comfort and Suspension

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Rear Suspension

    The torsion beam axle 3link offset coil spring and hydraulic damper

  • What we like

    Easy to drive in traffic.

  • What we dislike

    Ride quality is choppy and not comfortable.

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.

Engine Performance

  • 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.

  • Top Speed

    Xing has a top speed of about 136kmph whereas the speedo displayed 150kmph.

  • 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.

  • Gearbox

    Santro Xing has 5 Speed Manual gearbox which is quite easy to handle.

  • Power

    The 1086 cc in-line 4 cylinders engine generates a power of 63 Bhp of power at 5500 rpm

  • Torque

    Santro Xing has 89mm of torque at 3000rpm.

  • NVH Levels

    Santro Xing has a very refined engine and the vibration and noise level is not that much in the car.

  • What we like

    Smooth engine and quite peppy.

  • What we dislike

    But lacks punch in highways.

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.

Brakes and Wheels

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Safety Features

    Safety is an integral part of the Santro’s 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 Column/Collapsible Day and Night Inside Rear View Mirror Rear Parcel Tray Central Locking Self Locking Door Immobilizer

  • Abs

    There is no option for ABS in the Santro Xing.

  • Traction Control

    There is no option for Traction control in the car.

  • What we like

    Handles well for its size.

  • What we dislike

    Lacks safety features.

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