Currently Hyundai is India's second largest manufacturer of cars and with the kind of new vehicles it has been rolling out, there is every possibility that their market share will soon be inching closer to that of Maruti. The new Eon for example is the perfect weapon with which the Korean giant will easily destroy the market share that the Alto enjoys.
Price is always the most important thing in the Indian market and the Eon plays this card perfectly well. And the pricing doesnt really come at the cost of the overall package for the Eon not looks the best in segment, it also has a class leading cabin with best quality and space.
On the engine front, the Eon might get a small 814cc engine but it has enough power to make it a good car for city. The icing on the cake is the best in class fuel economy! The Eon surely looks all set to rival the Alto to be India's largest selling car soon
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Hyundai Eon PriceList
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Hyundai Eon Specifications
Dimension & Weights
|Overall Length||3495 mm|
|Overall Width||1550 mm|
|Overall Height||1500 mm|
|Ground Clearance||170 mm|
|No of Cylinders||3|
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Hyundai Eon Features
|Hyundai Eon||Magna+(O)||D-Lite||D-Lite +||ERA +||Magna +||Sportz||1.0 Magna+||D-Lite + LPG||ERA + LPG||Magna + LPG|
|Power Windows||--||Front Only||Front Only||Front Only||Front Only||Front Only||Front Only|
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Hyundai Eon Colors
- Sleek Silver
- Dark Grey Metallic
- Pristine Blue
- Maharajah Red
- Coral White
Expert Test Review
Get inside and Hyundai seems to have worked on the 'feel-good' factor here also. The interior is cheerful and airy and pretty well made. What I liked was the use of nice materials and plastic quality was good as well. There is nothing here that is crude and feels built to a price. Hyundai have used beige in the cabin that brings in the luxury factor automatically as well. The design of the dashboard is curvy and the layout is simple. The steering wheel is not too big or small and feels good to hold. The instrument panel is a very simple three dial affair.
What we didn't like on the Eon were some of the shiny bits on the centre console like the buttons for the CD player and FM. Storage is well looked after in the Eon with plenty of spaces to store your knick knacks. In terms of equipment, the Eon has a CD MP3 audio system plus Aux-in-port and USB. Now these features are mostly seen on more expensive cars and here it is a welcome touch. These features worked well when we used them, the music system was average though. Other features include ilt steering, gear shift indicator and front power windows.
Space on the Eon is average. The headroom is good but legroom is again on the average side. In the back three would be a squeeze. The seats themselves are good on the comfort factor but some more legroom would be appreciated. The rear seats don't have the kind of legroom that the even the Tata Nano offers and the narrowness of the cabin makes it even more apparent. In terms of space the Eon is near the Alto and behind the likes of the Nano. No problems on the issue of getting in and out, it’s easy and elderly people in your family would have no problems whatsoever. Boot space at 215 litres is decent.
Hyundai Eon has a 215litresof boot space which is quite descent keeping in mind that it is the entry level car for Hyundai.
The speedometer is very stylish in the Eon.
the gear lever is well within the reach of the driver and is quite easy to use.
There is a cup holder at the front of the gear lever only.
Big glovebox is present in the Eon and is very useful. The front door pockets can also a hold a bottle each.
The factory-fitted audio system has decent sound quality and theres USB and Aux connectivity too, but it is also available in the higher variants.
The central AC vents are small and, expectedly, do not have a wide spread. We liked the large, easy-to-use knobs for the AC controls. But the base D-late variant does without basics .
There is no arm rest in the Eon.
There are few air vents in the front but the cooling is average in the Eon.
The seats are quite comfortable in the Eon although it not so expensive car.
The leg room in the Eon is about 1080940mm which is average compared to a car of this size.
Rear knee room is adequate so long as the front occupant doesnt push his seat all the way back Eon has 840650mm of knee room space.
Eon has 1185mm of shoulder space inside the car.
"Eon has 1080920 mm of head room space inside the car. Headroom, however, is not all that good. Also, the narrow rear windows make the Eon feel smaller than it is. Passengers in the back will also have to make do with a slightly short seat squab and limited shoulder support."
Eon has electromechanical steering wheel but Tilt-adjust steering available on higher variants.
Front power windows, is only available in the top spec Sportz model.
The keyless entry is available in the top spec Sportz model.
Driver information display
The fuel gauge and temperature gauge (theres no rev counter) are easy to read on the move. A small digital readout here also indicates ideal gears for best fuel economy.
A car's looks are an important consideration today. Futuristic and youthful styling is something that everyone wants. No one wants a car to look cheap even if it’s cheap to buy. The Eon does a brilliant job in this matter. The car looks way more expensive than it really is. Credit for that goes to Hyundai's 'Fluidic Sculpture' design. The new design theme of Hyundai is reaping great rewards with the new Verna and this, the new Eon- we certainly approve of these designs! The Eon has an aggressive look with some great detailing thrown in. I loved the swept back headlamps and the half-moon shaped tail-lamps that give it a mini i10 look.
And the side profile of the car is pretty well designed as well with a flowing rear and no tall boy like design. Park the i10 and the Eon side by side and it is the Eon that has a more futuristic design. The whole car does not have a hint of boxy-ness but it is certainly the best looking entry level hatchback out there.The Eon is pretty compact and has an overall length of 3495 mm and a width of 1550 mm. The overall height is 1500 mm which is good also. Build quality wise the Eon is impressive as well as the panel gaps are tight and the overall feel is of a higher class. The colours available on the Eon are Sleek silver, Mushroom, Dark grey metallic, Pristine blue and Maharaja red. Overall in the looks department the Eon score great from our side. It will no doubt attract the youth and it gives a feeling of a much bigger car and looks like a car that was not designed to look cheap in the first place. Good job Hyundai!
The baby Hyundais lines are distinctive, though the hexagonal front grille and swept-back headlamps do link it to other models in Hyundais range. The triangular fog lights, neatly recessed low down in the bumper, look really attractive. Even the stubby bonnet gets ridges on either side that rise sharply to meet the A pillar. An interesting design element is the front bumper, which flows into the large and stylised front wheel arches.
The rear end has a relatively short overhang and features smart crescent-shaped taillights. Build quality is superb for a car at this end of the spectrum. The tight panel gaps and overall fit and finish point belong to a car in a higher class and the flap-type door handles are the only place where you feel Hyundai has skimped.
There is no shortage of style strokes on the sides either. A bold waistline that originates behind the headlights and kinks up to the taillight looks really unique. An arc-shaped line at the bottom of the doors is another of the Eons umpteen light-catching details. the only problem is with its the wheel arches, which are too pronounced and make the wheels look a tad small.
Eon has about Ground Clearance 170 mm of ground clearance.
The bumper is body coloured.
The headlamp provide a descent amount of illumination in the dark.
The tail lamp in the Eon is curved and looks very stylish.
There is an option for fog lamp only in the High end models of the Eon.
Eon has 15570 radial tyres which gives a descent amount of grip on any roads.
There is no option for alloy wheels in the car.
The outside mirrors are manually adjustable. Although it has both side driver as well as Front end passenger side outside mirrors.
The colour option of the Eon are as follows Sleek Silver Mushroom Dark Grey Metallic Pristine Blue, Maharajah Red Coral White.
There is no rear wiper present in the car
There is no roof rail present in the car
There is no sun roof present in the car.
There is no spoiler present in the car.
There is no side step present in the car.
There is a side step at the boot of the car.
Powering the Eon is an 814 cc petrol engine. It has three cylinders/9 valves and makes 56 PS. Now 56 PS on paper does feel less as compared to say the Alto K10 and indeed, we weren't expecting the Eon to be quick at all. But in the city, the performance of the engine is adequate and you do not feel it is underpowered. In traffic you have to keep in the right gear to extract the full performance and if you do that there won't be many issues about driving the Eon in the city. But if you apply more speed, things go a bit downward in the Eon. The engine feels strained and noisy which is characteristic of a three cylinder. The stability at high speeds is good but it’s a car that does not like high speeds. The 0-100 is about 19 seconds which is average at best. The braking performance is good with disc at front and drum at the back.
The Eon has a 5-speed manual gearbox and we felt the shift action could have been better. The throws are light but the gearshift feels rubbery and is not as smooth as the i10 or even the Santro! Then there are the noticeable vibrations coming from the gearbox.These days when fuel prices are going up every now and then, fuel economy is of paramount importance and crucially the Eon delivers regarding this aspect. The Eon has a fuel economy of 21.1 kmpl, as certified by ARAI. In the city if you keep it in the right gear and drive sedately the Eon will deliver fuel economy in the region of 17-18kmpl easily. The performance of the Eon is acceptable since it has a three cylinder engine and you cannot expect more from that. However a bigger engine in the future would be a great addition.
Engine & Performance Details
This motor has no sporting pretensions and, as youd expect, performance isnt staggering. The Eon takes 6.46 sec get to 60kph and 17.6 sec to 100kph.
Eon has a top speed of about 138kmph to be exact.
The in gear acceleration of the car is as follows0-20 1.19sec 0-40 3.48sec 0-60 6.46sec 0-80 11.14sec 0-100 17.60sec 0-120 29.62sec 0-140 52.03sec
The Eon borrows the Santros five-speed manual gearbox that features a mechanical linkage. Gearshifts on the short-throw box are quite notchy, especially in first and second gears, but the light clutch requires little effort to use.
The Eon comes powered by a three-cylinder, 814cc petrol engine. This motor is actually the 1.1-litre iRDE unit from the Santro (and original i10) with one cylinder less. Basic architecture remains the same, with a three-valve-per-cylinder, SOHC arrangement. With 55bhp on tap.
Eon generates 75nm of torque at about 4000rpm.
Suspension noise is also pretty well contained, though road noise gets intrusive as you go faster. theres a distinct imbalance at idle and you can feel vibrations filter through, notably via the gearlever. Things smoothen out when you tap the throttle but theres always a thrum which you cant miss.
These days when fuel prices are going up every now and then, fuel economy is of paramount importance and crucially the Eon delivers regarding this aspect. The Eon has a fuel economy of 21.1 kmpl, as certified by ARAI. In the city if you keep it in the right gear and drive sedately the Eon will deliver fuel economy in the region of 17-18kmpl easily.
Mileage View full detail
|Hyundai Eon Magna+(O)||--|
|Hyundai Eon D-Lite||21.1 kmpl|
|Hyundai Eon D-Lite +||21.1 kmpl|
|Hyundai Eon ERA +||21.1 kmpl|
|Hyundai Eon Magna +||21.1 kmpl|
|Hyundai Eon Sportz||21.1 kmpl|
|Hyundai Eon 1.0 Magna+||20.3 kmpl|
|Hyundai Eon D-Lite + LPG||21.1 km/kg|
|Hyundai Eon ERA + LPG||21.1 km/kg|
|Hyundai Eon Magna + LPG||21.1 km/kg|
City fuel economy
Eon returns 16kmpl in the city.
Highway fuel economy
Eon returns 23kmpl in the highways.
ARAI rated economy
All the variants of the Eon has Hyundai Eon Sportz Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 21.1 kmpl Hyundai Eon D-Lite Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 21.1 kmpl Hyundai Eon D-Lite + LPG Fuel LPG (ARAI Specified) 21.1 kmkg Hyundai Eon ERA + LPG Fuel LPG (ARAI Specified) 21.1 kmkg Hyundai Eon Magna + LPG Fuel LPG (ARAI Specified) 21.1 kmkg Hyundai Eon D-Lite + Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 21.1 kmpl Hyundai Eon Magna + Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 21.1 kmpl Hyundai E
The tank range of Hyundai Eon is about 672kms.
That leads to the handling, which again thanks to its relatively small wheelbase, makes for quick getting in and out of the traffic and there are no major amounts of body-roll present. The braking performance is good with disc at front and drum at the back. It has driver side airbag.
Handling Braking & Safety Details
A light steering makes the Eon well suited to Indian city traffic conditions and a tight turning circle allows cheeky moves through traffic. However, the Eon isnt fun to drive and the uneven feel the steering offers contributes to this. Theres lots of slack around the straight-ahead position, but when you pile on the lock, the steering suddenly quickens to the point of being over-responsive. This takes some getting used to at higher speeds and the quick turn-in can also catch the novice driver
Braking is via a combination of front discs and rear drums the car is able to stop from 100km to a standstill 3.52seconds.In terms of braking, the Eon offers good feel at the pedal and also doesnt veer much under panic stops.
There is not much of safety feature in Eon except the driver seat airbag which is only available in the high end model,.
There is no ABS present in the car.
There is no traction control present in the car.
The Eon is primarily designed as a city slicker and it works wonders in the city. The clutch is easy to use and you have good visibility all around the car. Thanks to its compact dimensions, it’s very easy to park and you can squeeze the Eon into gaps, which is very handy these days! The steering of the Eon is light and does not require much effort thus improving its city car credentials even more. However the steering is a bit too light for our liking and could have been a little more direct. The suspension in the Eon comprises of a Torsion Beam Axle with Coil spring at the rear and a McPherson Strut with Coil spring and anti-roll bar at the front and a Gas type shock absorber. After driving it in the city and going over some rough and even doing some mini off-roading, we have to say that the Eon rides very well. The suspension does a good job of filtering out many of the potholes despite the car having puny tyres!Refinement on the Eon is average at best as there is some noise getting in the cabin. As you drive there is a fair amount of road noise that filters through.
Comfort & Suspension Details
The well bolstered front seats are very comfortable. The rear seats are decent too, though the high window line will make you feel a little claustrophobic and the fixed headrests wont help matters either.
The suspension uses the same MacPherson strut front and torsion beam rear layout.
Torsion beam axle with coil spring is what you get in the Eon.
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