You won’t believe when I first saw the model I hated it and was always the first person to curse about it (I used to resemble it with an auto rickshaw) whenever the discussion about the same started.
But now Santro zing features in my list of best cars on the busy roads. Now you people would be wondering what the reason for this drastic change is???? This is because when my uncle bought it within few days of its launch (because he liked everything about it) and I had many chances to take a ride in it. There was a special kind of involvement, and the entire look and feel of the Zing was different and I simply loved it.
Once we went to the nearby shopping mall there was an endless procession of people commenting on the car. It was simply great and the upcoming comments on it was very much on the positive side and I started to feel that there is something new and diverse about it that differentiates it from rest of the cars in its class. Yes many people do say that Zing is like the old Santro but I strongly say oppose them. Of course there are things that are same but installed with the most up-to-date techniques. The major facelift of the new one is that it has got a new front end and a revised rear end.
Gone is the grumpy look and there is an innovative contemporary look and styled. The designers worked over a year at Hyundai Korea to give an extensive redesign to the Santro Zing. All new Santro comes with loads of new advanced features like:
• Adjustable front seats and dual folding rear seats
• New grille, bumper and headlamp treatment
• Better vents, a new three-spoke steering wheel and sporty dials
• Newly designed ergonomic handrest, a rear parcel shelf and a luggage lamp
• Power controls for the rear windows and that is really useful cargo space
• Five-speed gearbox which features ultra-light weight rear train
• High performance torque converter and hydraulic-electronic control
• Urban commute is even better
Some of the parts that need some discussion are:
Ventilated Disc Brakes : It cools down much faster, thus making dependable brakes performance.
Distributors Ignition System (DLI) Multi-point Fuel Injection System with Multi Valves: Its 12V SOHC Epsilon engine and its impressive power-to- weight ratio. Its in-Line 4 cylinder, 1086cc engine is fired by a distributor less Ignition System (DLI), developing 63ps @ 5500rpm and 9.1kgm of torque @ 3O00rpm.
Aerodynamic Styling: Ensures maximum fuel economy, specially designed large radiator grille and massive bumper air dam maximizes airflow into the radiator.
Safety Frame Zone: A pair of ultra-high strength steel members is built.
Antilock Braking System: Santro is the only compact car in India to offer world class antilock brakes
It is not that there are no bad features. The Disadvantages are as follows:
• headlamps seem disproportionately big
• dash and the central console is more or less the same
• Wheelbase stays the same
Maybe these are the only two negatives that I found in the too good small car. The fuel consumption of this car is average that gives a good mileage over the busy roads.
People who loves small car and does not want to take the hassle of parking should go for this, this car is for the trend setters and for those who wants to be different yet very elegant. Hence people having self drive cars should definitely take it up.
Hyundai’s creation Santro is longer by about 70 mm and wider by 30 mm. The engine stays the same peppy 1.1 Epsilon unit: inline four with three valves per cylinder, displacing 1086 CC, developing 62 bhp at 5500 revs and 9.1 kgm of torque at 4000 rpm.
The power delivery is just about adequate especially on bad roads. When viewing the profile Santro carries the fame of possessing “Roomy interiors, maximizing personal space, ’intelligent’ power train system and it offers relaxed way to busy city motoring”.
Santro averages a sales figure of about 7,000 units a month, and is one the leader in its segment. The ex-showroom price of Rs 3, 46,368 in Mumbai and Rs 3, 29,721 in Delhi (it is possible that the prices have changed).
Hence Santro Zing is the talk of the town and has definitely revitalized the sales and extends its life for some more years. You’ll end up resting your body and arm on the bluches of the windows and assuming as a relaxed posture.
Now! Enjoy the freedom most.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Posted by pkamalia at 12:24 AM