Buy tyres for Hyundai Santro Xing under Rs. 2200 (155/70R13)

Question: What is the tyre pressure for Hyundai Santro Xing ?

Answer: 30 psi

Question: What is the tyre size for Hyundai Santro Xing ?

Answer: 155/70 R 13

Indian market is flushwith tyre brands especially in hatchback segment where there are lot of carsfighting for the consumer attention. Customers are constantly searching forvalue deals when it comes to replacing their car tyres. If the car model isold, they are definitely not in a mood to spend on premium tyres. They wanttheir tyres to be cheap without of course compromising on basic must havefeatures. However trying to identify the right choice of tyres is alwaysdifficult for an average consumer but not so difficult for our tyre experts whocan quickly scan the market and pick some value deals for the customers. Hence,was born the concept of doing series on “Value Deals on Tyres”. The car whichwe picked up was Hyundai Santro Xing which has an OE size fitment of 155/70 R13. In case you prefer watching a video on the subject you can click the linkbelow or else read on.

After we zeroed down onthe car model the challenge was to identify the sweet spot for the price – thelevels at which the tyres for Santro Xing turn into an irresistible deal. Afteran extensive deliberations and cross checking the retail market our expertsrecommended that anything below Rs.2200/- makes the price an excellent deal.

So here are the best 3 in this category strictly in alphabetical order:

Achilles Platinum – 122: This tyre comes from a company calledMultistrada, a tyre company from Indonesia. In India they sell under theirflagship brand called Achilles. For Santro Xing, they have a pattern calledAchilles PLATINUM/122. The highlight of this tyre is safety as it has a goodwet and dry grip. The comfort of tyres under this category is generally notgood as sidewalls are little stiff to protect it from cuts and this is true forAchilles Platinum too. The tyre in Indian retail market sells at around Rs.2200/-.

Kenda KR23: Kenda is a Taiwanese tyre company that has been in thisbusiness for more than 50 years, their production facilities are in Taiwan,Mainland China and Vietnam. Of the three this tyre is priced cheapest andretails in market around Rs. 1900/-. The tyre has a nice looking pattern, isgood for city driving, with decent dry grip but with an average wet grip. Italso gives a relatively comfortable drive, with a slightly high noise factor.

Nexen CP661: Nexen is a 1.3 billion dollar company from South Koreaestablished in the year 1942 with exports to more than 120 countries. Nexen CP661 lives up to the standards one expects from the most Korean products –durability, functionality without frills – it also has a good grip in dry andwet road conditions. In the Indian retail market it is priced between Kenda andAchilles and is great value for money buy.