Hyundai South Africa will be offering an all-new Atos in the budget market. Here are some details as well as a price.
The 2019 Atos will be imported from India where it's sold as a Santro. Hyundai SA plans to sneak the Atos in under the Grand i10 as a budget offering to compete with the likes of the Datsun Go, Suzuki Celerio and Renault Kwid that appear to be lapping up sales in a segment where buyers are purely looking for A to B, affordable transport.
In terms of engines, the Hyundai SA website says the new Atos will be available with a 1.1-litre petrol engine mated to a manual gearbox. With 50 kW and 99 Nm, it should be light on fuel too. While other details are scarce, the local website makes mention of Apple CarPlay functionality, but strangely not Android Auto. On the plus side, smartphone connectivity will allow music streaming, navigation and hands-free communication.
We'll have more information closer to the vehicle's launch which is being launched in early November 2019.
Hyundai Atos Price in South Africa (October 2019)
Hyundai 1.1 Motion MT R159 900