One of the most-awaited small cars in India, the Hyundai Eon was unveiled in India in Oct 2011. The car is based on an all-new platform and features the Fluidic design philosophy of Hyundai Verna. The car, positioned below the Santro, is the least expensive hatchback from the Hyundai stable, priced in the range of Rs2.69 (for the base model, D-Lite) to Rs3.71 lakhs (for the top end model, Sportz). The car, to be launched in India in mid 2012, will be pitted against the Maruti Alto, Cherolet Spark and Tata Nano. Hyundai plans to manufacture the car in India and to export it to other countries. The LPG variant of the Eon is currently undergoing tests at the plant of the company near Chennai.
Hyundai Eon Engine and Mileage/Fuel Economy
Hyundai Eon is powered by an Epsilon 814 cc 3-cylinder petrol engine and has a fuel tank capacity of 32 litres. Eon delivers a maximum power of 56 bhp @ 5,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 76.5 Nm @4,000 rpm, which is quite impressive for a small car. The unique digital gear shift indicator helps the car to achieve an optimum gear usage and the best fuel efficiency. The Eon, as certified by the ARAI, gives out an amazing mileage of 21.1 kmpl on the highways and 15 kmpl on the city roads.
Hyundai Eon Variants and Choice of Colours
Hyundai Eon will be available in the following variants- Hyundai Eon D-Lite, Hyundai Eon D-Lite+, Hyundai Eon D-Lite+ BlueDrive LPG, Hyundai Eon Era+, Hyundai Eon Era+ BlueDrive LPG, Hyundai Eon Magna+, Hyundai Eon Magna+ BlueDrive LPG and Hyundai Eon Sportz.
The hatchback will offer the following choices of colours- Coral White, Mushroom, Printine Blue, Maharajah Red, Sleek Silver and Dark Grey Metallic.
Hyundai Eon Exteriors:
Hyundai Eon is built on a fluidic design on the lines of the new Hyundai Verna. The car features a front grille with a chrome finish, giving it a rich feel. The car has crystal clear front fog lamps and unique tail lamps. The Eon has been designed with body coloured bumpers and door handles. The Eon is full of exciting curves and flowing lines, giving it a very interesting appearance unlike the other hatchbacks in its class. The base variant, D-Lite, features black outside rear-view mirrors and black coloured bumpers and door handles apart from driver side manually adjustable rear view mirror.
Hyundai Eon Interiors and Safety Features
Hyundai Eon has been designed with a spacious, stylish and rich finish. The top variant, Sportz, features power steering and power windows which work at the touch of a button. Other features of the car include remote central locking and factory fitted music system with AUX-in, USB port and four speakers fitted in the doors. The front seats have integrated head rests. A large speedometer features in the instrument cluster, flanked by temperature gauge on the left side and a fuel gauge on the right side. The car comfortably accommodates four adults though the Boot space of the Eon has a capacity of only 215 litres. The safety features of the Eon include an ABS and EBD, making it not just inexpensive but safe too.
Hyundai Eon Test Drive/ User Reviews
Hyundai Eon has been appreciated for its user friendly looks, fuel economy, good looks and styling and comfortable interiors.
The Eon can be very good value for money as most users have been very satisfied with the sporty and fresh appearance of the hatchback and its comfortable interiors. Hyundai has incorporated a lot of features in the cute car, while paying attention to the safety of the inhabitants. The Eon seems to be perfect for the Indian markets, very well suited to the Indian tastes and preferences, being fuel efficient, inexpensive and safe.
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