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The Hyundai Atos (Amica in the United Kingdom, Santro in India) is a City car produced by the Hyundai Motor Company. The original Atos was introduced in 1997. In 1999, it was joined by the less controversially styled Hyundai Atos Prime. It uses the G4HC Epsilon straight 4 engine. The mkII version comes with a 1086cc G4HG engine.
Figures as listed for the 2000-2003, 5 door, 1.0i model with GSi trim as sold in the United Kingdom (as the Amica), with standard options.
- Length: 3495 mm
- Width: 1495 mm
- Height: 1580 mm
- Wheelbase: 2380 mm
- Unladen weight: 847 kg
- Technical data
- Fuel Delivery: Fuel injection
- Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
- Engine size & layout: 999 cc, 4 cylinders, 12 valves
- Peak Power: 40kW (55 bhp)
- Peak Torque: 82 Nm (60 lb-ft)
- 0-60 mph (96 km/h): 14.6 s
- Top Speed: 142 km/h (88 mph)
- Fuel economy: 6.4L/100km (44 UK MPG / 35 US)
- Emissions: 151g CO2/km, other emissions below Euro III standard.
(Adapted from listing available at )
The Atos Prime is marketed as the
- Hyundai Amica in the United Kingdom
- Dodge Atos in Mexico
- Kia Visto in Indonesia and South Korea
- Hyundai Santro in India and Pakistan
. The original Atos was sold under the Hyundai brand but rebadged as the Atoz (or "AtoZ") in some markets, including the United Kingdom.
Hyundai entered the Indian market through the Santro whose main rival at that time was the popular Maruti Suzuki Zen. The company got actor Shah Rukh Khan to endorse the Santro and although the radical styling was not accepted by everyone, the car was an instant hit. It is still undergoing number of improvements and face lifts to suit the Indian customers. The main rival of santro in the current market is Suzuki Wagon R and Maruti Zen Estilo.
In 2003, older models were replaced by the second generation Atos Prime as Santro Xing which is also very popular in India.
The Santro was launched in Pakistan in 2000. Having struggled a tough stance and low customer interest initially, the new Santro Club and Santro Exec created an impact in the market, which exists to date.
- South Asia
The Hyundai Santro is a Badge engineering version of the City car Hyundai Atos sold in some Asia markets.
In Malaysia, Hyundai Atos is locally assembled by Inokom carrying the badge Inokom Atos. The Inokom Atos Prima was later introduced in 2006 which is has the new Atos Prime front while maintaining the original Atos rear.
The recently launched Hyundai i10 is seen as an eventual replacement for the Atos in several markets, probably by the later part of 2008. In some markets, like India, the Atos (sold as the Santro Xing) still remains a very popular model, especially after significant price cuts by Hyundai to place it below the i10. Here the Atos and the i10 will co-exist for quite some time to come, with the i10 pitted against the likes of the Suzuki MR Wagon, while the Santro(Atos) is offered as an alternative to the Suzuki Alto.
Hyundai unveiled at the 1997 Frankfurt Motor Show an Electric vehicle based on the Atos, the Atos EV. The Atos EV weights 2,585 lb (1,173 kg), including the battery pack, which holds 24 nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries. An on-board 6.6 kW conductive charger can fully recharge the Ni-MH batteries in seven hours.
The Atos EV can travel more than 120 miles (193 km) in stop and go city driving and can reach a top speed of 80 mph (130 km/h).
- Best Compact car in Initial Quality 2004, Malaysia Initial Quality Study 
- ↑ "Hyundai Introduces All New Atos Electric Vehicle at Frankfurt Motor Show". prnewswire.com. http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/9-9-97/313410&EDATE=. Retrieved on 2007-12-14.
- Dodge Atos website
- Hyundai Atos review on motoring.co.za
- Hyundai Santro Xing in India
- Team Hyundai Malaysia 팀 현대 말레이시아
- All about Indian Hyundai Santro Xing
Hyundai Motor Company, automobile timeline, 1960s–present
|City car||Atoz/Atos||Atos Prime||Hyundai i10|
|Subcompact||Hyundai Getz||Hyundai i20|
|Hyundai Pony||Hyundai Pony||Hyundai Excel||Hyundai Excel||Hyundai Accent||Hyundai Accent||Hyundai Accent|
|Compact car||Ford Cortina||Ford Cortina||Ford Cortina||Ford Cortina||Hyundai Stellar||Hyundai Elantra||Hyundai Elantra||Hyundai Elantra||Hyundai Elantra / Hyundai i30|
|Mid-size||Hyundai Sonata||Hyundai Sonata||Hyundai Sonata||Hyundai Sonata|
|Ford Taunus||Ford Granada (Europe)||Hyundai Grandeur||Hyundai Grandeur||Hyundai Grandeur||Hyundai Grandeur|
|Full-size||Hyundai Dynasty||Hyundai Genesis|
|Hyundai Equus||Hyundai Equus|
|Coupé||Hyundai Scoupe||Hyundai Tiburon||Hyundai Tiburon|
|Sports Car||Hyundai Genesis Coupe|
|Pickup truck||Ford Cortina||Hyundai Pony||Hyundai Pony|
|Hyundai Porter||Hyundai Porter|
|Sport utility vehicle||Hyundai Galloper||Hyundai Terracan|
|Crossover SUV||Hyundai Santa Fe||Hyundai Santa Fe|
|Mini MPV||Hyundai Santamo|
|Minivan||Hyundai Trajet||Hyundai Entourage|
|Hyundai H-1||Hyundai Starex|