Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), nation’s second largest manufacturer recently launched as many as three new variants of the Eon entry level hatchback. These new variants are being badged as- D-Lite +, Era + and Magna +. Suzuki Alto should especially beware from the D-Lite + that retails for Rs.2.98 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). D-Lite + comes with basic features like air-con, gear shift indicator, body coloured bumpers and power steering.Era +, priced at Rs 3.12 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi ), will offer electric windows and central locking over the D-Lite+ while the Magna+, priced Rs 3.42 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), will boast of a 2-Din audio system with USB, Aux and many more features over the Era+.
Speaking on the launch of these new variants, H W Park, Managing Director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “The D-Lite plus offers a host of features all for less than Rs 3 lakh. Similarly, Era+ and Magna + also offer enhanced features. The idea behind the new variants is to offer extra value to our customers.”
Christened as the Eon BlueDrive (blue drive represents Hyundai’s eco-friendly and fuel efficient range) , the car is available with LPG kits in the aforementioned new varaints.All the new variants here offer LPG kit for a premium of Rs. 27,000 over comparable petrol model.
The BlueDrive models come with a good 34 liter LPG tank along with a 32 liter petrol tank and meet global performance and safety standards.The LPG kit in Eon Bluedrive is impact resistant and is approved by DOE (Department of Explosives). It is tested and certified by ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India).The factory-fitted LPG system carries full 2 year manufacturer warranty. The LPG tank has a special ‘Toroidal’ structure that, in words of Hyundai, enables intelligent use of space and makes for larger boot space than conventional LPG-fitted models. With the introduction of the LPG versions, Eon should have a range of about 1,200 kilometres on a full tank of LPG and petrol.