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New Santro launched

The all-new Santro was launched at Bhutan Hyunยญdai Motors this week. The price of the new Santro in Bhutan ranges from Nu 690,900 to Nu. 803,100 inยญclusive of all taxes. The new Santro are available in five variants and seven colours option.

As per the preview deยญscription of the new Santro, the outlook has grown in dimensions of 3620 mm of length, 1645 of width and 1560mm of height, with a wheelbase of 2400mm. The interior cabin is more spaยญcious than its predecessors and also makes good use of materials. Some of its feaยญture includes rear AC vents and the installation of touch screen infotainment sysยญtems among others.

The all-new avatar in town is an evolution over the previous model and reยญvives the age-old brand in Hyundaiโ€™s line up.

Operation Manager, Jigme Tshering said that the new Santro consists of more features than the earยญlier model. He added that the fuel efficiency is much better with 20.3 km/ltr as claimed by the manufacยญturer. It is expected to give around 18-19 km/ltr after considering the roads and terrains of our country. He said, โ€œI personally drove the car from Phuentsholยญing to Thimphu and I found the mileage very efficient compared to the earlier verยญsion.โ€

General Manager, Pema Loday said that various feaยญtures have been added in the new Santro including the auto-manual transmisยญsion. He said, โ€œIt is not as expensive as normal auto transmission vehicles.โ€

He also said that the iniยญtial model of Santro was started by Hyundai in India. He reiterated that Santro has been a flagship model car for many years. โ€œProยญduction of Santro stopped around 2014. Now, its not only revived but also upยญgradedโ€, he added.

He expects the sale to be good since the car has been modified with certain new specifications. He said, โ€œThe new Santro is comfortยญable and has new features.


By Kinley Wangchuk

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