The Hyundai Eon was launched in 2011 in India. This best looking entry level hatchback is positioned below the Hyundai Santro and the i10 and has been developed specifically for India. The price of the Hyundai Eon ranges between Rs 3.25 to Rs 4.40 Lac. The closest competitors of the Hyundai Eon are the Maruti Alto 800, Chevrolet Spark and Alto K10.
ENGINE AND SPECIFICATIONS
The Hyundai Eon is powered by 800 cc, 3-cylinder, 9-valve SOHC petrol engine that develops 55 bhp and 75 Nm of torque. In fact, the engine of the Hyundai Eon is derived from the reliable Santro workhouse. Although, the car has only a 3-cylinder engine nevertheless it stays reliable and fuel efficient principally because of the iRDE technology. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The car comes with a fuel tank capacity of 32 litres.
In addition, the Hyundai Eon is also available with LPG fuel option. The engine of the LPG model is similarly powered nevertheless it delivers a better fuel efficiency than the petrol model.
The ARAI-certified mileage of Hyundai Eon is 21.1 kmpl, which is better than most of the cars in the segment. The Hyundai Eon reaches the 0 -100 kmph mark in 21.1 seconds with a top speed of 135 km per hour.
The Hyundai Eon follows the Fluidic design which makes it look stylish and dynamic. The hatchback has a sloping front end. The swept back headlamps of the hatchback impart a touch of class and provide adequate all around illumination. While, the rear combination lamps are designed to harmonize with the overall fluidic design and, at the same time, extra large reflectors maximize visual appeal and visibility. The aerodynamically designed roof antenna gives the car a decent look. The voluminous rear bumper does not look good though it gives an impression of safety and strength.
Moreover, the dual tone outside rear view mirror is well harmonized and gives a sporty touch to the side view. The hatchback gets also swelled wheel arches and the steel rims are covered with a ten spoke Hyundai’s signature diamond cut type wheel cover and painted in black colour. The tubeless tyres and the anti roll bar suspension increase the safety of the hatchback.
The dimension of the Hyundai Eon is 3495 X 1550 X 1500 mm and, at the same time, it has 170 mm of ground clearance and 2,380 mm of wheelbase. The Hyundai Eon comes in Red Passion, Polar White, Stardust, Retro Shine, Pristine Blue and Sleek Silver colour options.
The Hyundai Eon is an entry level hatchback notwithstanding, it gives a stylish, comfortable and rich feel because of its fresh and ergonomically designed seats and spacious interior. The car is equipped with advanced features such as CD player, Radio, AUX-in, ipod connectivity and USB. Besides, it has set up of four speakers which plays the sound quite well.
The hatchback has a boot space of 215 liters and legroom and headroom are also ample. Four people and a kid can comfortably sit. Hyundai has used a very good quality of materials inside and the finishing of everything is done in an excellent way. In the same way, the dashboard is designed also in a curvy and flowing way and it sports a decent storage space which is convenient for keeping small articles such as mobile phone, spectacle cases, keys and so on. The inside door handle flaunts a metallic finish, which adds the look of the interiors.
Moreover, the other main attraction of the Hyundai Eon is its climate control system, which compromises a front heater core and a four speed blower driven by a powerful motor. At the same time, its effective air conditioner ensures that the inside is cool and comfortable always no matter, what the temperature outside. The car has also a gear shift indicator in the cluster.
The Hyundai Eon is perfect for city simply because of its small size. At the same time, owing to small wheelbase, the handling of the car is remarkably good for its segment. Besides, the short turning radius enables the hatchback to do quick moves in traffic and narrow town roads. Ride quality of the Hyundai Eon is decent. Moreover, the steering is very light and the gas type shock absorbers provide optimum comfort.
In terms of safety, the hatchback comes equipped with the impact beams on the doors and the floors, that make it pretty safe and strong. The hatchback comes with disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear and undoubtedly the brakes have good bite. Furthermore, it has self restraining seat belts for the driver and all the passengers. There is also a child safety lock on the rear doors. In addition, it comes with a remote control security system for convenience.
The Hyundai Eon is intelligently designed. The hatchback comes with roomy interiors and ample space. The Hyundai Eon offers superior Fuel mileage of 21.1 Km/Lt. Besides, its bucket type front seats provide much comfort. The reinforced body structure adds its safety. Moreover, the car comes equipped with power windows, large boot space, Internally adjustable outside mirrors, keyless entry and centre locking and USB connectivity.
The major drawback of the Hyundai Eon is non-availability of ABS on any variant. The hatchback is high priced and the Noise and Vibration levels are also high. Besides, it loses confidence at high speed.
The Hyundai Eon is a great selection for its performance and updated styling. The hatchback has best-in-class interiors. In addition, the Hyundai Eon is the most feature rich car of the segment. The engine of the Hyundai Eon is designed to offer maximum fuel economy and, at the same time, the 3 cylinder unit is the best for city driving.