Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) will become the global production base for the Santro minicar [also known in some markets as the Amica], Asia Pulse reported. "We intend to shift the production base of Santro from South Korea in the last quarter of 2003 and base Hyundai Motor group's exports from India," HMIL President B V R Subbu told Asia Pulse at the launch of the Accent Viva hatchback.