Hyundai Eon’s India-Run Ends, Santro Is The New Entry-Level Hyundai

  • Apr 06, 2019

Hyundai has silently discontinued the Eon in India. This comes after we scrutinized the automaker’s official website. The model has been removed from the Indian website. This means that the Santro will now be the smallest Hyundai offering in the country. The Eon, anyways needed an update in order to comply with the new safety norms that will take effect from April 1, 2019. It is mandatory for automakers to equip their cars with features like rear parking sensors, driver airbag, ABS, seatbelt reminder and speed limiter before April ends.

The Eon was on sale with two petrol engine options, 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre. Of which the former produced 56PS of power and 74.5Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The latter 1.0-litre unit churned out 69PS of power and 91Nm of torque, coupled with the same 5-speed manual transmission. This is unlike to present-day Santro’s engine choices, which is available in two options, 1.1-litre petrol, and CNG. The petrol engine produces 58.8PS of power and 84.33Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual.

The factory stopped dispatching Eon after the launch of Santro in the country. Although the automaker did not reveal about the discontinuation of the model at the Santro’s launch, it seems like the plans were such. Hyundai sold around 4,400 units of Eon on monthly basis, which came down to just six units after the launch of new Santro. In fact, after the Santro’s introduction, the automaker has sold just six units of Eon. Since December 2018, not even a single Eon has rolled out of the showroom.

The Hyundai Santro is on sale with a starting price of Rs 3.9 lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi). Its top-of-the-range Sportz CNG model can be purchased by shelling out an amount of Rs 5.65 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi).

At this moment of time, we are not sure if Hyundai will bring the Eon back to India or a different model to replace it. We’ll keep you posted on the same. Meanwhile, do you wish to see a new Eon? Shoot your comments in the section below.

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