‘Santro’ Top Choice In Naming Contest For Upcoming Hyundai Hatchback

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‘Santro’ Top Choice In Naming Contest For Upcoming Hyundai Hatchback

By Nidhi Bhanot

August 30, 2018

Hyundai is all set to launch a new entry-level hatchback, codenamed AH2, in October this year. To name this upcoming hatchback, which is touted to be the Santro successor, the carmaker launched a month-long online naming campaign called Naamkaran on 16 August 2018, inviting suggestions.

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Since the beginning of the campaign, the carmaker has reportedly received over 1.5 lakh entries, out of which around 30 per cent have suggested the name ‘Santro’. The confirmation comes from Puneet Anand, senior general manager and group head of marketing at Hyundai Motor India. He reportedly said, “It is clear that Santro has emerged the top favourite among respondents and takes up the single largest chunk of the entries received thus far.”

If the AH2 is christened the ‘Santro,’ it will mark the re-entry of the Santo nameplate in the Indian market. The Santro hatchback was discontinued in 2014, 16 years after its introduction in 1998. While we will have to wait for a few weeks to know the name of the hatchback, here is all we know about the AH2 so far:

Source: Car Dekho