Hyundai Santro Xing Review
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Overview of Hyundai Santro Xing
Another great breakthrough in the field of cars is Hyundai Santro Xing. Marvelous interiors, aesthetic design and elegant features are just few of the many things that a Hyundai Santro Xing offers to the customers. Accordingly, this is the best way to pamper a car enthusiast who keeps an eye on great car looks and unsurpassed performance on the road. More significantly, Hyundai Santro Xing is a car that suits a number of personalities and lifestyles. Accordingly, many user reviews had stated that it is the perfect car model for a good family conveyance due to its best value for money. Some said that it is a complete family vehicle that is designed for middle families. It’s the best in its category as far as aspects like affordability and class are to be put in the middle of the spotlight.
Following are some additions in New Santro Xing:
- Rear spoiler
- New design for wheel covers Ne
- New color coded front grille
- New fabric in Dual Tone Beige & Brown
- Silver Finish Centre Console & AC Vents
- Rear Parcel Tray
- All New i10 like front seats
- Door Trim with Fabric Insert
Update: Hyundai Santro Xing GL is now Santro Xing GL Plus
Hyundai India has changed the variant name of Santro Xing from 'GL' to 'GL' Plus and they have added some new features to boost the sales of Santro. The main additions are front power windows, central locking, body coloured bumpers and single DIN music system. Santro GL Plus is available is petrol, CNG and LPG.
Hyundai Santro Xing Exterior
This Hyundai model looks typical and ordinary. However, it is carefully- designed and assembled to captivate the hearts of small car lovers all over the globe. As visibly perceived, a rectangular pair of headlamp can be found at the front part of it. Moreover, a lower intake cluster appears at the lower part of the car- just above the bumper. More elaborately, the car’s side part is as charming as the front part. The vertical stacked tail lamps clusters at the back, the wide rear windshield, the black shiny molding on the car’s body-colored bumper and the rear spoiler in top-end models are just few of the strong reasons why more and more car lovers find ways just to have Hyundai Santro Xing.
Hyundai Santro Xing Interior
Nobody can resist the luxurious sensation with Hyundai Santro Xing’s elegantly comfortable dual tone interior. The sophisticated and contemporary dashboard components give this model’s interior a perfect finish. This is ideal for a maximum of five passengers. Every car passenger’s seat is added with head restraints. Explicitly, there are some more distinct features that Hyundai Santro Xing’s interior. This model has AC, 1 DIN Audio, heater, internally adjustable ORVMs, front power window, remote fuel lid opener & tail gate release, intermittent front wiper and washer, rear parcel tray, front and rear speaker grille, front map lamp, ash tray, and air bags to ensure a safe and comfortable travel with the whole family.
Engine and Gearbox of New Santro Xing
New Santro Xing continues to be powered by the trusted 1.1 eRLX Epsilon engine that develops 62 Bhp at 5500 rpm as maximum power and 98 Nm at 3000 rpm as maximum torque and has a proven fuel-economy, durability and power-efficiency. The engine is mated to five-speed manual gearbox. The clutch of Santro Xing is light and the gear shift is positive and very responsive. On flat and level surfaces the Santro Xing can go up to 145km/h on the speedometer quite easily even with the air-conditioner on high. The car has a suspension powered by struts McPherson in front with an H torsion beam for the rear wheels. The car is equipped with ventilated disc brakes in the front and drum brakes for the rear wheels. Even in the absence of the anti-lock brake system the car manages to stop smoothly.
This Hyundai model encompasses various striking safety features like child safety rear door locks, front and rear seat belts, double- sided impact beams, central locking, self- locking doors, front ventilated disk brakes, and day and night inside rear view mirror.
To add the excitement the new Santro Xing is available in 8 exciting colors to choose from:
- Crystal White
- Black Diamond
- Sleek Silver
- Electric Red
- Dark Grey
- Silky Beige
- Berry Red
- Sparkle Blue
Variants of New Santro Xing
The hugely popular ‘Made in India’ Santro Xing has sold around 1.5 million units till date and recently two dual fuel models were added as the Santro went ‘Green’ with its CNG and LPG variants. Santro Xing is available in following variants:
- Non AC
- GL Plus
- Eco LPG GL Plus
- Eco LPG GLS
- CNG Non AC
- CNG GL Plus
- CNG GLS
*CNG Kit is available for Rs. 55000 in select cities.
Acceleration and Performance
As stated above, Hyundai Santro Xing's performance is made better with an added number of power and fuel enhancing technologies that resulted from a Hyundai research team’s study for years. There are the so-called three innovative schemes including the Rotary Head Intelligent Valve Actuator, the Differently Programmed Intelligent Injection and the Real Time Intelligent Ignition System. The first scheme is responsible for ensuring sufficient fuel distribution to the car’s engine that further results to a better mileage and power. Moreover, the second performance scheme perfectly assures the maintenance of fuel ignition and air mixture for a higher power and greater performance. Lastly, the third aforesaid performance scheme works perfectly with providing an accurate amount of fuel to the mill in order to arrive at the best mileage in favor of the car owner.
Hyundai Santro Xing Suspension and Braking
A safe drive is rest assured for every car owner through this trustworthy sound braking and suspension system. The front disc brakes as well as the rear adjustable drum type suspension scheme halt the car from moving even when gently pressed. The suspension system that Hyundai Santro Xing has is characterized by the McPherson Strut with coil spring (at the front forks) and torsion beam axle types with coil spring (on the rear ones) ensure smooth driving and chassis stability.
Reasons to Buy and Verdict
Hyundai Santro Xing is considered as bread and butter model of Hyundai India. Over the years, it had captured the hearts of many Indian buyers. With that, here are two of the many reasons behind the customers’ unbeatable desire to own Hyundai Santro Xing. This model is so economical that offers a cost that most middle-ranked Indians can certainly afford. Thus, its fuel efficiency is magnificent as it gives you a comfortable travel without compromising your family’s monthly budget for fuel. This is a complete package for both urban and rural belts as far as performance is concerned. On the other side of the coin, there lie the different disadvantages of buying a Hyundai Santro Xing as compared to the other brands or models that are available in the market today. Hyundai Santro Xing is just a regular car as compared to those newest Honda releases that are a little costly as compared to the latter. Basically, if you are in a strong need to buy a car but you have a very tight budget, choosing Hyundai Santro Xing is a perfect idea and decision to arrive at. That’s the bottom line!