With the Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms to be mandatory from April 1, 2020, carmakers are introducing BS6 compliant models of their range of cars in India. Hyundai too soon will launch the BS6 version of its most affordable hatchback in the market – the new Hyundai Santro.
However, prices of the BS6 Santro have already surfaced on the Internet, even before its official launch. As a result, we already know that the Santro BS6 will be priced from Rs. 4.57 lakh (ex-showroom). Hyundai will also introduce the AMT automatic gearbox with the top-end Asta trim. This range-topping variant of the Santro will be priced at Rs. 6.25 lakh. This will mark a price hike of up to Rs. 27,000 (variant-on-variant) for the BS6 model.
The only change to be seen on the new Hyundai Santro will be the 1.1-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that will now be BS6 compliant. There have been no changes to the power and torque output figures, despite the lower emission standards. Hence, the engine will continue to pump out 69 PS and 99 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and an AMT automatic.
The Santro has become the second model in its segment to be upgraded to the BS6 emission standards. Maruti has already introduces the WagonR BS6, while other manufacturers too will soon launch their BS6 offerings in the segment.