Hyundai Motors India Limited has already started the production of Hyundai Eon small car in Petrol-LPG Dual Fuel variant. The dual fuel variant comes with a standard 32 Litre petrol tank and an LPG container which is of the shape of the car’s wheel and fits inside the space of the spare wheel in the boot compartment of the car. The addition of LPG makes the EON more economical and less polluting to run. Specially in India, where the petrol prices are quite high, any alternative cheaper fuel is always welcome. Hyundai India has started the export of Eon LPG and the Indian launch is expected to take place in a few weeks. The starting price of Hyundai Eon Petrol is about Rs. 2.69 Lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. The Hyundai Eon Petrol LPG variants are expected to be priced about Rs. 30,000 higher than the Petrol only variants which means an approximate starting price of Rs. 3 Lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. It is not known whether the LPG variants will come in all trim levels or selected trim levels.
image- Hyundai Eon
Generally most cars which come with factory fitted LPG kits have intelligent microprocessor controlled LPG units which are connected with the car’s central ECU for a smoother efficient engine operation. The fuel can be selected easily in just the press of a button from inside the car. The Petrol – LPG Eon can be run on either Petrol or LPG at any time. The car can be easily used at placed where Auto LPG is not available and can be run using Petrol only.
image- Hyundai Eon Engine Compartment
Adding an LPG container uses up some of the boot space in the car and is expected to make the boot little cramped, however, compared to CNG Cylinders, the toroidal shaped LPG containers consume much lesser boot space. The Eon delivers an ARAI tested mileage of 21.1 KMPL on petrol, the addition of LPG option will make it even cheaper car to run.
image- Hyundai Eon Boot
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