Hyundai Santro Xing Diesel Review
One of the most loved cars in IndiaSunday, November 17, 2013
Hyundai is a Seoul based major automobile manufacturing company of South Korea and is also the India's second largest car maker. It has been in Indian market since 1996 and in 1998, introduced first Santro, which immediately has become a popular household name in Indian hatch market. Over the years, it has seen a lot of modifications and due to increasing competition, recently, Santro Xing was launched which was praised nationwide. Now, Hyundai is thinking of introducing Santro Xing Diesel soon in 2014 to increase its sale and cope up with the increasing competition from other foreign companies which are giving much more.
Hyundai Santro Xing has pretty impressive exterior features which includes body colored front radiator grille with company's badge affixed in it, large and radiant clear lens headlights with halogen lamps and side turn blinkers, neatly designed bonnet and body colored front bumper, tinted front windshield with a couple of intermittent wipers, body colored door handles and ORVMs, carved out wheel arches with 13-inch steel rims, tubeless radial tires and stylish full wheel covers, thick black colored side mouldings to protect the body from scratches, bright clear lens tail lamp cluster with high mounted stop lamps, reversing light and side turn blinkers, large rear windshield, tinted glass for every window and detachable bumper insert mouldings and sporty rear spoiler. It has a length of 3565mm, width of 1525mm and height of 1590mm as its dimension and has a large wheelbase of 2380mm for a stable ride. It has a good minimum turning radius of 4.4m for easy cruising in city traffic and tight parking spots and has a fuel tank capacity of 35 litres.
The interior of Santro Xing is also beautiful and comfortable with dual-toned beige and brown colors, B and C pillar trims, a rear parcel tray, a smart front speaker grille on the dash, a rear speaker grille, an ash tray, a front map lamp, trendy AC vents and central console with silver finishing, chrome finished gear shift knob, cup holders, driver side front door map pocket, sporty adjustable seats with the rear seats having integrated head restraints, a powerful AC with heater, a trip-meter and an odometer, front power windows, low fuel warning lamp, a responsive power steering, intermittent front wiper and washer, a remote fuel lid and boot lid release, internally adjustable external wing mirrors, a 1-DIN audio system with CD/MP3 player, AM/FM Radio, USB port, AUX-in, speakers and a remote control and a lot of space for comfortable seating of all the five passengers.
The petrol version of Hyundai Santro Xing has a 1086cc, 1.1L, 4 In-Line cylinders, 12-valve, SOHC petrol engine with RHIA (Rotary Head Intelligent Valve Actuator), DPIL (Differentially Programmed Intelligent Injection) and RTIL (Real Time Intelligent Ignition System) with a maximum power of 62.1 bhp at 5500 rpm and a maximum torque of 96.1 Nm at 3000 rpm and has a five speed manual gearbox transmission. Also, Hyundai is planning to introduce 1100cc, CRDi diesel engine with an expected power of 69 Bhp at 4000 rpm and expected torque output of 160 Nm at 1500 rpm with 5-speed manual transmission in 2014.
Hyundai Santro Xing has ventilated disk brakes at front and self-adjusting drum brakes at rear. The suspension system is a MacPherson Strut type with Coil Spring at front and Torsion Beam with Coil Spring at rear. For the utmost safety of the passengers, it has child safety rear door locks, seat belts for every passenger, dual side impact beams, collapsible as well as energy absorbing power steering column, day and night rear view mirror, key-less entry, central locking with self-locking doors, engine immobilizer and fog lamps.