There is hardly anything about the Hyundai Eon that remains to be revealed. Images from every angle, including interior, specs, features and variants – everything is out in the open. Except, of course the price. Here’ a compilation of most of the information you are looking for on this entry level small car from Hyundai
The Eon features a swept back, ‘tapering-towards-the-fender’ set of headlamps with bulged curvatures creating a popped-out eye effect for the Eon front’s end. The chrome grille with the Hyundai emblem forms the top part of Hyundai’s hexagonal family grille, which at the bottom surrounds the central air dam. The huge bumper has been shaped rather sportily at the bottom, and has place for two triangular fog lamps.
The Eon will have exceptionally flared and muscular wheel arches for its category, which frankly is a bit of overkill for us. The area at the bottom of the doors has been scooped to create a trough above the door sills. While the front window follows the usual design, the aft portion of the rear window’s sill has been given a kink to make the car look sportier in profile. There is a crease that follows the window’s sills, starting from the upper portion of the tail-lamps and ending into the headlamps, forming the shoulder line of the car in the process.
Two huge, vertical bat-shaped tail-lamps complete the look at the rear for the Eon. The rear windshield is U shaped, while the tail-gate with a rather high loading lip has a horizontal crease at the bottom, merging into the curvature of the tail-lamps. The rear bumper matches its front counterpart in terms of size, and comprises a substantial portion of the rear fender’s massive girth, which, as we mentioned earlier, is a tad too much for a car this size to carry elegantly. The Eon’s rear also features a roof mounted spoiler with a stop lamp. This feature should be available only in the top variant though.
In the first ever spy pictures of its cabin, the Eon also gives away its interiors to a large extent. By the first look, the black beige combo and the overall quality looks appreciable. The layout, the materials used and the overall turnout of the interiors is a cut above the rest of the cars in the segment. The Eon will have an open storage space forming the left portion of the dashboard above the glove compartment. The three spoke steering wheel is new, and so is the entire center console / instrument cluster. The center console will be a new design altogether with music system as a standard fitment in the top of the line variant. The music system will support USB/AUX-in. From what we can see, the instrument cluster will have a big dial for the speedo with a gear shift indicator.
The center console and the instrument cluster will be green blacklit. There will be two cupholders ahead of the gear shifter and there would also be some space in the doors for a small bottle and documents. Space in the boot too, as eveident from the images is more than sufficient for a car this size.
The Eon will target the Maruti Suzuki Alto as its primary rival, and will try to match the volumes of the largest selling car in India. The Korean carmaker plans to price the Eon between Rs. 3.0 to 3.5 lakh. At that price, the Eon would really catch the fancy of lakhs of small car buyers, especially as it is a Hyundai, and the brand holds great value and respect among the buyers in the small car segment. The overall quality, size and equipment levels of the Eon clearly seem to outclass the Alto in the first look.
The Eon will be powered by an all-new 814cc, 3-cylinder engine with 54 bhp of peak power and 76.5 Nm of torque. The Eon is expected to deliver an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 21.1kmpl, which is slightly more than the Alto’s 20.2 kmpl. The Eon will also have driver side airbag, power windows for the front passenger, manual A/C and power steering. The car will ride on 13 inch wheels (12 inch for lower variants) and will be shod with 155/70 tyres (145 /80 for the base variants) . The Eon variants will follow the i10’s nomenclature pattern and will be presented in Era, Magna and Sportz trims.
Here we have the detailed features and specifications of the Hyundai Eon
Engine : 3 Cylinder, 814cc in-line
Transmission : 5 speed manual
Torque : 76 Nm
Fuel efficiency : 21.1 kmpl
Era (Features in addition to D-lite)
Magna ( Features in addition to Era)
Sportz (Features in addition to Magna)
However, NO ABS, NO Air bag for the front passenger and NO Alloy wheels
If the Eon succeeds, Maruti Suzuki, which is already under attack from all quarters, will have some serious trouble protecting its market share. So does the Eon present itself as the first genuine Alto killer to you? What are the things which the Alto will still have going for it even with the Eon’s launch? Do share with us your thoughts.
Here, we have a whole bunch of images for your eyes
Images courtesy : Team-Bhp
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