Updated on 13 Oct 2011-
Hyundai Eon is all set to make its way to Indian roads in the month of October 2011. With the launch planned in October 3rd or 4th week, the bookings of Hyundai Eon small car is expected to start by mid of October 2011. The spy pictures of Hyundai Eon are already revealed. In this post, we will share some more details which have come out in open via various web and print publications. The most interesting part of the Hyundai Eon is the pricing, according an Economic Times report, Hyundai India may price the Eon aka Hyundai HA or Hyundai 800 at a starting price of between Rs. 2.5 Lakhs and Rs. 2.6 Lakhs. This means, with such aggressive pricing and a beautiful design, the Eon will become a serious competition to small cars like Maruti Alto (which is segment leader), Chevrolet Spark and will even eat up some sales form the top end variants of Tata Nano which is one segment below the Alto segment.
image- Official Sketch of Hyundai Eon Front
Hyundai Eon Small Car Specifications In India
- 3 Cylinder MPFI Petrol Engine
- Engine displacement 814 CC
- Max power of 55.2 BHP @ 5500 RPM
- Max Torque of 75 Nm @ 4000 RPM
- Length = 3495 mm
- Width = 1550 mm
- Height = 1500 mm
- Wheelbase = 2380 mm
- Boot Space of approx. 215 Litres
- ARAI Certified mileage of 21.1 KMPL
- 5 Speed Manual Transmission
- Kerb Weight = 772 Kg
- Tyre Size = 155/70 R13
- Disk Brakes at Front
- Drum Brakes at rear
- Front Suspensions – Independent McPherson Strut Suspension
- Rear Suspensions – Torsion Beam Suspensions
image- Official Sketch of Hyundai Eon Interiors
Hyundai Eon Small Car Features In India
Some of the key features of Hyundai Eon small car will include:
- Dual tone Interiors
- Driver Side Airbag for safety
- Fog Lamps
- Front Power Windows
- Power Steering
- Central Locking
- Air conditioner with heater
image- Official Sketch of Hyundai Eon Side and Rear
Why Hyundai Eon Can Beat Alto In Small Car Segment?
We will do a detailed comparison in our car comparison series on Car Blog India when the Eon is officially revealed. In this section, however, we look at the salient points where Eon seems to beat Alto.
Better Exteriors – Eon is designed on the fluidic design language of Hyundai and looks much better compared to the contemporary looks of Maruti Alto.
Features & Interiors – Hyundai has been leading on the features front in most of its cars, be it Hyundai i10, i20, Fluidic Verna or any other Hyundai. The quality of material, fit and finish of Hyundai cars are much better compared to the Maruti’s. In Eon we expect better quality of plastic and interiors compared to Alto.
Safety – The Eon is expected to feature driver side airbag and ABS (not yet confirmed). If that it true, it makes Eon a safer car compared to Alto.
Performance and Handling – With a kerb weight of just 772 Kg, Eon is one of the lightest cars in its segment and has an ARAI rated mileage figures of 21.1 KMPL. Since the Eon has a longer wheelbase and good suspension and wheel specs, its expected to be a good at handling, but things will become clear after road tests only. Lets wait and watch.
After Sales Service – After sales service is one area where Maruti us strongest in India with its deep reach into the sales and service network throughout India. While Maruti excels at it, Hyundai is also catching up quite fast, but as of now, Maruti has the upper hand in this regard.
Hyundai Eon Small Car Variant and Price In India
Hyundai India will announce the official price in October 2011 launch event. As per the media reports and experts analysis, the price is expected to start around Rs. 2.6 Lakhs ex-showroom for base variant and will go up to Rs. 3.2 Lakhs ex-showroom for fully loaded variant. Stay tuned for more official updates on Hyundai Eon by liking our Official Facebook Page and sign up for our free email newsletter for email updates.
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