Hyundai Eon Overview & Performance

Hyundai Eon Overview

Hyundai breached the entry-level segment which was long dominated by Maruti Suzuki. And this was possible with its state-of-the-art product Eon launched in 2011. This was the straightforward challenge to Maruti’s money-spinning model Alto and Eon countered it quite well with its style statement and upmarket interiors. Over the years, Hyundai Eon has been given several updates including the powerful 1.0L engine and the recent Sports Edition with lots of styling changes. Still, the car has been a strong player in the segment, capable of withstanding the force even from Renault Kwid and Datsun redi-GO. Hyundai Eon price range in India is between 3,60,003 to 4,99,226, check for detail pricing of Hyundai Eon in Carzprice.

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Hyundai Eon Design

Hyundai Eon is targeted at the youth of country and the flowing futuristic looks inspired by the fluidic design language make the car look very stylish. The car does not look like anything like its competitors. Hyundai has designed the car smartly. With the visible lines on both sides of the car, and great detailing done to the grille and headlamps, it does look premium and expensive.The long swept-back headlamps, neatly-designed fog lamp scoops on the bumper, cool-looking grille, creased bonnet and muscular body with design lines flowing right from the headlamps to the tail make the small car very unique in its segment, and surely make it very aggressive and premium.

With an overall length of 3495 mm and width of 1500 mm, the Eon is pretty compact and the design lines with the expressive attention to detail make the vehicle look very nice. Hyundai sells the car in bright sizzling colours, like Pristine Blue, Maharaja Red, Sleep Silver and many others, with body-coloured bumpers, making the vehicle a good attraction on road. The quality of materials is not very good but not very bad either. Apart from the thin body it comes with, the quality of plastic and finishing is really good. Hyundai Eon is the best-looking entry-level hatchback by any means. Eon does not offer alloy wheels, but Hyundai has fitted elegant full wheel covers complete with a wheel hub in the Eon. The wheelbase of Eon is 2380 mm, which provides good stability to the car.

Eon is offered in two different sets of wheels according to the trim of the vehicle. The base- and mid-level variants – D Lite, D Lite Plus and Era, get 145/80 12-inch wheels, while the Magna, Magna Plus and Sportz variants get larger 13-inch 155/70 profile tyres. Eon comes with tubeless tyres, which increases the safety of the car.Steel rims are painted in black and covered with a 10-spoke Hyundai’s signature diamond cut type wheel cover. The wheels are connected to McPherson Strut with coil spring and torsion beam for more comfort. The anti-roll bar suspension adds more safety to the Eon.

Hyundai Eon Cabin

The same feeling of looking more expensive than it actually is rubs off on the inside as well. You step inside a cabin which looks rich and plush, it just doesn’t look entry level here. Hyundai has not only designed the cabin to be well laid out and appealing, the company has also managed to offer outstanding levels of quality on a car which is positioned as an entry-level offering. Fit and finish is excellent and so is everything inside the cabin, which is well put-together and devoid of rattles or squeaks, things quite often seen in entry-level cars of this price point.For more info on Hyundai Eon visit iftr2015hyd.in

The Hyundai Eon has fixed headrests for all seats. Front seat comfort is good but the low height of the headrests is a bother for tall people as it falls a bit short for them. Rear seat has average space at best but the boot is big enough and the vehicle is decently loaded with keyless entry, internally adjustable rearview mirrors and a gearshift indicator. Our test car also came with a music system with AUX and USB connectivity, this isn’t standard but shouldn’t cost much to fix at the dealer end. There are small yet significant storage bins inside the cabin, including in front of the handbrake on the centre console and a big cavity to store things above the glovebox on the dashboard.

Hyundai Eon Performance

The car is available in two engine options. The low powered 814cc 3-cylinder petrol engine is capable of producing 55PS and 75Nm of max torque. The powerful 1.0L is exactly what was missing in this car for so many years. Hyundai finally addressed the feedback and came with this. The motor pumps out 69PS and 94Nm of peak torque that comes at par with competitor such as Datsun GO. Both the engines are paired to 5-speed manual transmission. Not only the new engine exhibit extra performance in cities and thoroughfares, the synchronization with the gearbox is extremely smooth. The new engine has completely transformed the basic driving feel of the low powered version.

The 5-speed gearbox offers slick shifts and the clutch is light too. The gearing itself is on the taller side and first gear is good enough for around 40 km/hr, second for 85 km/hr and third takes you all the way to 130 km/hr, no signs of breathless-ness whatsoever. Our VBOX shows the Eon 1.0 does the 0-60 km/hr sprint in 5.63 seconds, while the 0-100 km/hr time is 13.28 seconds, which is very quick indeed. Top speed is close to 150 km/hr but progress post 130 km/hr is slow. The ARAI claimed mileage is 20.3 km/l and this Hyundai should return around 15 km/l in real world conditions.

As an entry level hatchback, the onus of giving good mileage naturally comes upon this car. The small 3-cylinder engine is tuned to give high-fuel efficiency. This makes Hyundai Eon deliver ARAI certified fuel economy of 21.1kmpl. The bigger 1.0L engine returns 20.3kmpl which is slightly lower but still high on mileage.

Hyundai Eon Driving

The old Eon wasn’t a handler and the new one is no different. The steering is light at low speeds but just doesn’t weigh up at high speeds and that really robs away confidence even at 80 km/hr. In fact, the steering is so numb at high speeds that there is almost no feedback felt by the driver, this is simply not the car to drive enthusiastically. The brakes are strong though but again, the car doesn’t maintain its line on hard braking and twitches a lot. Ride quality is good, the suspension is softly sprung which makes the Eon bob at high speeds, robbing away stability and bad bumps do unsettle passengers. For city speeds though, the Eon’s suspension is more than up for the task to insulate all that’s thrown at it.

Hyundai Eon Safety

Hyundai has partly taken care of the safety by equipping the vehicle with a single driver side airbag. The reinforced cage of Eon is remarkably strong and has crumple zones to absorb the impact in an event of collision. There are impact beams on the doors of the car, making it pretty safe and strong. Even the floor of the Eon has impact beams to keep the cage safe.

There are self-restraining seat belts for the driver and all the passengers. Eon also offers child safety lock on the rear doors, which refrains children from opening the doors from inside the vehicle. The Eon also comes with a remote control security system for convenience. The Eon is pretty loaded on paper, but most of these features come with the top variants only. Otherwise, Eon is a pretty sorted-out vehicle. The top trim also features fog lamps and engine immobilizer, which are not generally seen in this segment. In short, the car is feature rich, but most versions don’t have them! View offers on Hyundai Cars from Hyundai dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop.

Hyundai Eon Price

Hyundai Eon On-Road Price in India ranges from 3,60,003 to 4,99,226 for variants EON D Lite and EON Magna O Optional respectively. Hyundai Eon is available in 11 variants and 5 colours. Below are details of Hyundai Eon variants price in India.

Hyundai Eon Verdict

The Hyundai Eon has always made for a fine entry-level car but the lack of power did hurt those who were regularly driving over inclined roads or carrying occupants with them. With the boost in power, the Hyundai Eon makes a much stronger case for itself. Sure it is far from polished in the dynamics department and the rear seat lacks much space but when you look at the big picture, you simply can’t deny this car offers you more than your money’s worth, in terms of visuals (exterior and interiors). Only offered in Magna+ trim, the 1.0-litre Eon costs Rs. 34,000/- more than the 0.8-litre version in the same variant. For the extra money you pay, you get drastically better performance which transforms the experience of driving this car significantly.

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