Hyundai Eon Launch

The Hyundai Eon is the most anticipated car in the Indian automotive world currently and has been officially launched. The Eon is being offered in 6 variants – D-Lite, D-Lite (O), Era, Magna, Magna (O) and Sportz. The designations are same as the company follows with the i10 and the i20. The Eon is powered by a 814 cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine which is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The Hyundai Eon has been priced between Rs. 2.69 – 3.7 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Hyundai is planning to sell close to 1.5 lakh Eon cars an year and has invested Rs. 900 crore in its development.

Hyundai Eon Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Eon D-lite – Rs. 2.69 lakhs
Eon D-lite (O) – Rs. 2.91 lakhs
Eon Era – Rs. 3.11 lakhs
Eon Magna – Rs. 3.36 lakhs
Eon Magna (O) – Rs. 3.46 lakhs
Eon Sportz – Rs. 3.71 lakhs

What We Think About The Hyundai Eon

The EON is a greatly styled car with the company spending almost to the tune of 900 crores for the entire design and development of this car. The EON has been specifically made for the Indian customers it this is subtly reflected in many areas of the car. From the front, the car carries over the ‘Fluidic’ design language in this model also. This makes the looks similar to the i10. The side profile clearly shows the bulged up front and rear wheel arches and also the sweeping lines all over the car.

Coming to the inside, the car offers decent legroom for the rear seat passengers. This has been made possible by the curved design of the seat that has carved out space. the dash is offered in a 2 tone colour and looks very good. Lots of places have been provided here and there for storing all the things that you carry. It even has a specially carved layout on the top of the dashboard to fix your deity! The steering wheel gives a good feel to the driver. However, the gear shift knob is very simple and could have been improved slightly. One of the attractive features is a the keyless entry which is definitely going to make entry and egress really convenient for the customers.

Hyundai Eon Features

Aux-in & USB port
Tilt function on electric power steering
5 cup/bottle holders
Rear seatbelt knuckle holder
Driver airbag
2-tone beige & brown interior’s
Keyless entry
Gear shift indicator
Alternator Management System (AMS)
Integrated 2-DIN MP3 audio
Metal finish inside door handles
Body colour outside mirror & door handles
Micro roof antenna

2012 Hyundai Eon

The D-Lite (base model) comes equipped with driver’s side ORVM, engine immobilizer, child lock, steel wheel with hub cap and 145/80 R12 tires. Coming to the interiors, the company is offering a 2 tone beige interior with semi cloth seat trim and fixed headrests both in the front and rear. Heater with 4-speed blower control is standard. However, there is no aircon in this variant.

The D-Lite (O) comes equipped with the aircon in addition to all the features of the D-Lite variant. The Era offers electric power steering, body coloured bumpers, silver central console trim and tinted windows. The Magna comes with bigger tires- 155/70 R13 with steel rims and full wheel covers. Also, other features like the co-driver ORVM, power windows (front), tilt steering and central locking are added. Built-in audio system starts with the Magna (O) variant. It offers a CD audio system with 2 front speakers, USB and AUX. The highest model, the Sportz offers loads of stuff like driver airbag, keyless entry, front fog lamps, body-coloured mirrors and door handles, and metallic finish steering wheel.

Hyundai Eon Interiors

– Joy Chatterjee
Special Correspondent