Competition in the small car segment is increasing and the latest challenger, the Tata Nano has not helped Hyundai in anyway. Thus Hyundai is planing to do the obvious, launch a upgraded Santro. Team-bhpian sidindica has got news that the facelifted Hyundai Santro will be launched in December as posted earlier here. The new Santro will also comply with Bharat IV emission norms which come into affect in April, 2010. The slightly updated engine in the facelifted Santro will have a power increase of 1bhp and torque increase of 20NM.2010_Hyundai_Santro
The 2010 Hyundai Santro will get a new chrome grille, rounded headlamps, bigger rear view mirrors with turn indicators,  pull type door handles, new taillights, rear foglights, beige interiors, more storage space, tachometer (finally), improved dampers for better ride quality, etc. There will be a slight price hike but its better if Hyundai do away with the Santro and position the i10 in the small car segment rather than a premium hatch.