Kottayam: The second coming of South Korean auto major Hyundai's Santro has received a warm welcome with 29,000 bookings in just 22 days.
In another boost for Hyundai, the company sold 52,001 cars in October, the most number of cars ever in a month.
After a break of four years, the new Santro was launched in India on October 23. The bookings for it had already began on October 8.
South Korean auto major Hyundai drove in its once popular hatchback, Santro, in a new avatar, with introductory prices ranging between Rs 3.93 and 5.68 lakh (ex-showroom in Kottayam).
The company, which operates in the country through its wholly-owned subsidiary Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), had discontinued the previous Santro model in December 2014.
The previous Santro was priced in the range of Rs 3.09- 4.15 lakh when it was discontinued in 2014.
The new Santro, which is powered by a four-cylinder 1.1 litre petrol engine, comes with automated manual transmission and compressed natural gas fuel options. The engine has been tuned to comply with the current emission norms, offering better fuel efficiency.
Developed on a new K1 platform, the new Santro is bigger, wider and more spacious than the previous version.