Hyundai Motor India’s all-new SANTRO became the only Indian car to be nominated in the World Car Awards – 2019 World Urban car. The car became a part of the Top five in the World shortlist of finalists for the award. The 86-member World Car Awards jury has already whittled down global nominees from amongst all cars launched in the past year. The All-New SANTRO met the eligibility criteria to select the finalists after the first round of voting held in January. The jury will now vote in the second round in February to further arrive at the final winners.
“We are extremely delighted and proud with All-New SANTRO’s nomination in the 2019 World Urban Car category – World Car of the Year Awards (WCOTY). The car is a true expression of Hyundai’s technology and design prowess for Make in India for the World. SANTRO has set a benchmark in the segment bringing a new dimension of modernity to the compact family car with Modern Stylish Tall-Boy Design, New Age Technology, Customer Centric Safety, Comfortable and Premium Cabin, All Round Performance and Peace of Mind,” said S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India.
Since its first launch in 1998, SANTRO created history with its numerous segment-first innovations and became the Complete Family Car for millions of Indians. The All-New SANTRO launched in October 2018 retained the car’s symbolic Modern and stylish Tall-boy Design depicting Hyundai’s Respect for the Past and Confidence of the Future.