Hyundai Santro has become the only Indian car to be nominated in the World Car Awards. The hatchback has been nominated in the '2019 World Urban car' category. It became a part of the Top Five in the World shortlist of finalists for the prestigious 2019 World Urban Car category, after selection by the esteemed jury of the annual World Car Awards. For those asking, the all-new Santro has so far received overwhelming response from the Indian customers with over 57,000 bookings since launch in October 2018.
Commenting on the mega achievement by All New SANTRO, Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “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 All New SANTRO is a true expression of Hyundai’s technology and design prowess for Make in India for the World. The All New 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. We would like to thank the esteemed World Car of the Year jury members for the recognition and our customers for making SANTRO the most loved brand not only in India but globally.”
Hyundai Santro was firstly launched in 1998, nearly two decades back, in the Indian market. The South-Korean automaker re-introduced the hatchback in 2018, retaining the stylish Tall-boy design. It has already becomes the most awarded car of the year in India with 12 prestigious awards. The 86-member World Car Awards jury has already whittled down global nominees from amongst all cars launched in the past year (that 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 this month - to further arrive at the final winners. The winner will be announced on April 17, 2019 at the New York International Auto Show.