Marcus De Guzman / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | January 11, 2018 20:30
Hyundai caught testing all-new i10 in cold weather
Hyundai is indeed busy testing all-new models in spite of the cold weather over in Europe. Aside from the heavily camouflaged Tucson that we reported yesterday, our spies also chanced chance upon what could be the prototype version of an upcoming subcompact car: the Santro. And it will be for the Indian market.
The size of the model indicates that it will fill in the shoes of the i10 which was discontinued in 2017. According to our spies, the Santro will be based on the platform of the new Picanto but will have an altered design and finish.
False body panels and heavy camo surround the hatchback but there are some new details with the Santro. For starters, the headlights now adopt a new shape while a new front grill could make its way in the new A-segment hatch.
Also receiving several changes is the rear section of the Santro. Seeing through the camouflage, the taillights have been redesigned and could come with LED lighting. The rear bumper, on the other hand, has been reshaped and appears to be smaller than before.
As for the tailgate, the current design could have been made to throw off our spies or Hyundai could be testing something new for their A-segment hatchback fighter.
Beside the exterior, we are also expecting changes in both the interior and powertrain of the Santro.
The Hyundai Santro could make its world debut sometime next year. There is a possibility that this model could be considered for the Philippines given that Hyundai does import some models from the Indian subcontinent.