Updated on 12th August 2013
New details about the Hyundai Eon facelift have been revealed thanks to a post by Indian Autos Blog. The car will not be just cosmetic upgrade over the current model, it will also get some firepower under the bonnet to match the style. It is one of the best looking hatchbacks in the segment, and some additional power is surely going to make it more desirable.
Sources have told IAB.com that the company is testing and deliberating launching the Hyundai Eon facelift with a 1.0-litre Kappa Engine. The engine will be the same that is used by Hyundai in the European version of the i10. It produces 68 BHP @ 6200 RPM and 95 Nm of torque @ 3500 RPM, the engine could be tuned down for the Eon though. The Eon will benefit from the bigger engine as it will boost both power (the current 0.8-litre engine produces 55.2 BHP @ 5500 RPM and 75 Nm @ 4000 RPM) and mileage.
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Updated on 1st August 2013
Less than two years after launching it in India, Hyundai is testing the Hyundai Eon facelift in India, and camouflaged units have been spied in Tamil Nadu. The photo was taken by a reader of the Overdrive magazine on their Facebook page.
The Hyundai Eon has not really taken off in India; though it is the cheapest car in Hyundai’s stable, it has been struggling to stand up against the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, the costlier Hyundai i10 sells more each month. With this facelift Hyundai hopes it will stand a better chance against the Alto 800. Changes would include tweaks to the exterior design though the basic silhouette remains the same, mechanical changes would be minimal and the car will be marketed as a more value for money proposition to the Alto 800. It is expected that the car will be launched by early 2014.