Expert Review of Hyundai Santro Xing
Hyundai Santro Xing carried on the great work that Hyundai had initially introduced with their Santro series. Their dominance in the market has firm roots with overall second position in India. The Hyundai Santro Xing is one of India’s most popular ‘B’ segment hatchbacks. Now the hatchback is also available in the bi-fuel variant, running on both LPG and petrol. The company offers marvelous interiors, aesthetic design, and elegant features in the Hyundai Santro Xing to the customers. The car is perfectly designed for the middle class families by providing the best in class features and technology spotlight. The company also this time, has added some fresh features to boost up the sales of the Hyundai Santro Xing by providing the best exterior features and premium engine performance. Some main additions in the hatchback are front power windows, central locking, body coloured bumpers and single DIN music system. The car is available in five different variants in which one is non-AC and two are LPG models. CNG models are also available in the car.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
The incredible and foxy Hyundai Santro Xing has been packed with influential petrol and a LPG/petrol combination engine with manual transmission. The multi point fuel injection (MPFi) system enhances its fuel supply system by increasing its overall performance. The petrol engine variant of the Hyundai Santro Xing generates an impressive mileage of 14.45kmpl on the city roads and 17.92kmpl on the highways. It has a fuel tank with a capacity of 35L. Despite that, the LPG/petrol combination engine provides an urbane mileage in the range of 8.44km/kg to 11.88km/kg. The hatchback emits Bharat Stage IV type of emissions
For adding extra excitement, the new Hyundai Santro Xing is available in six exciting and peppy colors to choose from the palette. They include Coral White, Sleek Silver, Mushroom, Twilight Blue, Ember Gray, and Maharajah Red.
Acceleration and Pick up
Hyundai Santro Xing comes with RHiA (Rotary Head Intelligent Valve Actuator) technology that augments the engine power, fuel economy as well as, its overall performance. Apart from the technologies, the engine of the car is cleverly mated with 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that also adds to the performance of this graceful hatchback. The energetic engine of this hatchback propels it to a maximum speed of 141kmph and takes 16.2seconds for it to rev up from standstill to 100kmph mark.
The Hyundai Santro Xing comes with some very pretty exteriors, which are refreshing and alluring to the eyes. The hatchback supports an extensive redesign with a more international and contemporary look with flowing aerodynamic bodylines. The car has tinted front windshield having couple of intermittent wipers with speed settings to give the driver a clear vision during the rains. The front face of the car is boosted with a new elegant grille, chrome inserts, and new stylish headlamps with integrated indicators and captivating cool front fenders. Moreover, a lower intake cluster appears at the lower part of the car- just above the bumper and more elaborately, the car’s side part is as charming as the front part due to its black side claddings and beautifully carved wheel caps fitted on the 13inches steel rims. The rear sporty spoiler and a high mount stop lamp provide the hatchback a classy look.
The interior space in the Hyundai Santro Xing is quite nice for five adult persons to accommodate with admirable comfort. The headroom of the hatchback has a lot of headspace along with sufficient legroom in the front and rear seats. The ergonomically designed comfortable dual ton beige colored seats gives full driving experience. The internally adjustable ORVMs (outside rear view mirrors), 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 are present to ensure a safe and comfortable travel with the whole family. Hyundai Santro Xing’s top variant comes with 1 DIN Audio (CD + MP3 + AUX + USB) system with speakers. The air conditioner and heater is provided in all the variants save the base one. Overall, the interiors are beautifully crafted and designed.
The Hyundai Santro Xing is quite spacious and has overall dimensions of 3565mm x 1525mm x 1590mm.The wheelbase of the hatchback is 2380mm with the front tread of 1315mm and the rear tread of 1300mm. The Santro Xing can easily take a sharp turn of radius 4.4m.
Under the hood, the hatchback comes packed with the 1.1-eRLX Epsilon engine with 4 cylinders and 16 valves that develops a maximum power of 62BHP at the rate of 5500RPM and a maximum torque of 96.1Nm in the range up to 3000RPM. The clutch of the car is quite light with a positive and responsive gearshift. This petrol variant engine is equipped with single overhead camshaft (SOHC) and has a maximum swept volume of 1086cc. The car engine comes in two variants petrol and petrol/LPG combination, in which, the LPG engine is little less efficient.
The company has equipped the Hyundai Santro Xing with flared up and neatly carved out wheel cups which are placed on the 13inches steel wheels on which 155 / 70 R13 sized tubeless Radial tyres are mounted for extra road grip.
The Hyundai Santro Xing has the MacPherson Strut with coil spring as the front suspension system and Torsion Beam Axle with coil spring as the rear suspension system. Both the suspension systems are of great quality and are able to present a comfortable and pleasant ride.
Handling and Control
The Hyundai Santro Xing is equipped with ventilated disc brakes at the front wheels and self-adjusting Drum brakes at the rear wheels. The power steering presented by the company is appropriate to get full control of the car and the hatchback can easily go through narrow lanes without any problem.
The exteriors are very attractive and the interior features are fairly good. The engine provides great performance, pricing of the car is also low and easy on pockets of most middle class consumers.
Fuel efficiency is little less and can be improved and more comfort features can be added to the car for more convenience, plastics is not of high quality.