Hyundai has been constantly working on cars for all segments. This car is based on company's new fluidic theme. Being an entry level car Eon doesn't look dull. It grabs attention with its new design, compact looks and tough build. Some of its features are given here:
Eon's cabin includes top class material. The dashboard design does feel like a car of much above segment, with the factory fitted music player, big volume and AC dials, it looks much classy. Below are the Interior specifications:
Eon is designed for low budget car segment. Eon houses a small engine which is most suitable for city commute. However, it can be taken out sometimes for a long drive. Power and mileage specs are given here:
Hyundai brought the eon model under a highly attractive and compact design. The car resembled the first of its kind in the segment. It gave a close competition to the Maruti Alto 800, which captured the market since its launch. Hyundai Eon is said to follow the similar footprints of the popular Santro model, which was highly appreciated long time back.
Hyundai Eon comes with a fluidic design which seems fit in the small car segment. The design philosophy is best in class and displays curves around the car. It gets swept back headlamps with a neat chrome strip adorning the Hyundai logo. The front fascia gets a hexagonal grille followed by the front bumper giving it a bold look. The side profile reveals the good work of the fluidic design along with he good looking wheel arches. Meanwhile, the rear gets a wide and rear spoiler with integrated assembly. The exhaust is accurately hidden beneath the rear bumper. The eon stands on 145mm tyres with 12 inch rims for the variants D-Lite, D-Lite+, and ERA+ and 155mm tyres with larger 13 inch rims on Magna+ and Sportz variants.
Hyundai Eon gets one of the best looking interior in the small car segment. The interior comes with upmarket equipments with dashboard looking equivalent to Renault Kwid.
The instrument cluster gets a large circular pod that houses the speedometer and a MID at the bottom, displaying the odometer, trip meter and shift indicator. There are two small circular pods on either side showing the fuel level and engine temperature gauges. The meters are neatly designed and readable. The V-shaped steering wheel is nicely designed, also gets a first-in-segment tilt adjustment.
Engine and Power specifications:-
The Hyundai Eon has been offered with two petrol engine options - 0.8L iRDE engine and 1.0L Kappa engine.The Hyundai Eon 0.8L iRDE is powered by a 814 cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine that puts out 55 bhp of maximum power at 5500 rpm and 76 Nm of maximum torque at 4000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The engine is made to deliver better fuel economy in city roads.
The Eon 1.0-litre Kappa gets a 998 cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine that develops 68 bhp at 6200 rpm and a peak torque of 94 Nm at 3500 rpm. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. On the other hand, the Eon 1.0L behaves the same like the 0.8L but with a bit more briskness. The Eon 1.0L is only available in Magna+ (O) variant.
Ride and Handling:-
As far as the ride quality and handling characteristics are concerned, both the 0.8L and 1.0L models are quite similar and there are no differences in the suspension setup. The Hyundai Eon gets the typical McPherson strut to the front and torsion beam axle to the rear for the suspension job. While the Eon runs smooth on the city roads and absorbs minor bumps while driving. On the handling front, the Eon surpasses some of the popular cars present in the segment.
Hyundai Eon is available in six variants - five for the 0.8L version D-Lite, D-Lite+, Era+, Magna+ and Sprotz; and one Magna+ (O) 1.0-L version.
The D-Lite variant is the most basic variant with front and rear seat belts, engine immobilizer, integrated spoiler, bench folding rear seat, dual trip meter, remote fuel lid opener and tailgate release.
With D-Lite+, you get front speaker grille and the much needed air conditioner and power steering.
The Era+ variant offers you the option for choosing a LPG fuel source apart from tinted glass, body colour bumper, silver touch on center fascia, front door map with bottle holder, power outlet, front power windows and front door armrest.
The Magna+ variant is offered with central locking, internally adjustable wing mirrors, passenger side win mirror, tilt steering, roof antenna, front and rear speaker grille, rear parcel tray and 2 DIN Radio+MP3 Audio.
The top end variant Sportz gets keyless entry, front fog lamps, driver airbag, body coloured ORVMs and door handles and metallic finish 3-Spoke steering wheel.
The Magna+ (O) features that are a couple of segments above like keyless entry and also includes front fog lamps, body coloured wing mirrors and door handles.
Hyundai Eon offers best-in-class build quality, good fuel economy and lots of features in this segment. These things make it popular among the passenger cars. The Eon certainly gives a close rivalry to the Renault kwid and alto 800. The Eon is also available without any waiting period while the Kwid comes with some waiting period.