Hyundai Eon

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Hyundai Eon
Hyundai Eon Front.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company
Also called Hyundai Atos Eon[1]
Production 2011–present
Model years 2011–present
Assembly Chennai, India (Hyundai India)
Body and chassis
Class City car
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine 814cc Epsilon G3HG I3 (petrol)[2][3]
1.0 L Kappa II I3 (petrol)[4][5]
Transmission 5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,380 mm (93.7 in)
Length 3,495 mm (137.6 in)
Width 1,550 mm (61.0 in)
Height 1,500 mm (59.1 in)
Curb weight 760–790 kg (1,680–1,740 lb)

The Hyundai Eon, or Hyundai Atos Eon, is a city car produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai. It was launched in 1 October 2011 in India, March 2012 in the Philippines,[6] June 2012 in Vietnam,[7] and June 2014 in Sri Lanka.

The Eon is produced in India at Hyundai's Chennai plant for the domestic and export markets as the company's entry level city car (positioned below the i10 and Santro Xing).[8]

Design[edit]

The Eon was designed jointly between the Hyundai R&D centers in Namyang, South Korea, and Hyderabad, India.[9][10] It is offered with an 814cc three-cylinder petrol engine that generates 55 bhp and 75 Nm torque. According to Hyundai's Philippine distributor, the Eon has a fuel economy rating of 26.3 kilometers per liter.[11] The car is equipped with 13-inch wheels fitted with 155/70R13 tires.[2]

In January 2012, Hyundai India announced LPG models of Eon as well. These models have a 34 liters toroidal tank[12] with an additional cost of approximately INR 27000 to the available models.

In May 2014, Hyundai released a variant of the Eon with the 1.0 l Kappa II three-cylinder engine also found in the European Hyundai i10 and Kia Picanto. The motor generates power of 69PS at 6,200 rpm and peak torque at 9.6 kgm at 3500 rpm.[4][5]

Variants[edit]

As of 2014, there are six variants for the Indian market:

  • D Lite - Heater and four blowers, child lock, chrome radiator grille, engine immobilizer, rear seat belts, cup holder, remote tail gate release, low fuel indicator and two-tone beige and brown interiors.
  • D Lite Plus - This has the same features as D-Lite but has an air conditioner, power steering and hubcaps.
  • Era Plus - Tinted glass, body colored bumpers, metallic finish centre console, front power windows, driver side central locking and electric power steering.
  • Magna+ (0.8 l) - Front and rear speaker grille, utility options like rear parcel tray, 2 DIN Radio+CD+MP3 Audio with two speakers in front, USB port, auxiliary-in port and a digital clock.
  • Magna+ (1.0 l) - Same as the 0.8 l variant, minus the audio system, tilt steering, and adjustable side mirrors.[4]
  • Sportz - Keyless entry, front fog lamps, driver side airbag, body color outside mirror and door handles, metallic finish three-spoke steering wheel unlike other variants which have a two-spoke version.

The Philippine market version is offered in two variants: GL (similar to the D Lite Plus, but with front power windows included) and GLS (equivalent to the Sportz).

Engine options[edit]

Models[13] Displacement (Engine Model) Power Torque ARAI Mileage
0.8L 814 cc (49.7 cu in) I3 (G3HG) 56 PS (41 kW)@5500 rpm 7.6 kg·m (75 N·m)@4000 rpm 21.1 km/L (50 mpg-US)
1L 998 cc (60.9 cu in) I3 (Kappa II) 69 PS (51 kW)@6200 rpm 9.3 kg·m (91 N·m)@3500 rpm 20.3 km/L (48 mpg-US)

Marketing and positioning[edit]

The Eon is positioned to compete with the Maruti Alto in India[9][14] and the Suzuki Celerio in Southeast Asian markets.

Future[edit]

As Eon monthly sales have reached 10,000 units (half of the Maruti Alto 800 and K10's sales) in India, Hyundai is giving the car a facelift for the 2014 model year.[8]

Gallery[edit]

Hyundai Eon GLS (Philippine model, rear view) 
Hyundai Eon GLS (Philippine model, interior) 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hyundai Motor Algérie : La nouvelle Atos Eon à partir de 776 999 DA". autogalerie.com. 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2013-08-11. 
  2. ^ a b Tamayo, Niky (2012-05-09). "Review: 2012 Hyundai Eon, Southeast Asia Spec". The Truth About Cars. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  3. ^ "Hyundai Eon". CarSingh. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  4. ^ a b c Yogi, Vikas (2014-05-06). "Hyundai Eon now gets a 1.0-litre engine; prices revealed". NDTV. Retrieved 2014-05-13. 
  5. ^ a b Greeshma m (2014-05-07). "Hyundai Eon 1.0-Litre Launched in India; Price, Features Details". International Business Times. Retrieved 2014-05-13. 
  6. ^ "MIAS 2012: HARI Launches Hyundai Eon". Top Gear Philippines. 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  7. ^ "Hyundai Eon - ôtô "tí hon" tại Việt Nam". ViệtBáo.vn. 2012-06-15. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  8. ^ a b Ravi, Anjan (2013-08-01). "Spied – Hyundai Eon facelift tests alongside the 2014 i10". Indian Auto Blog. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  9. ^ a b "Hyundai India to Open Eon Bookings Saturday". The Wall Street Journal. 2011-09-30. 
  10. ^ "Hyundai's Alto challenger Eon bookings to open from October 1". The Economic Times. 2011-09-30. 
  11. ^ "Hyundai Eon's Mileage in Philippines 26.3kmpl". DriveSpark. 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  12. ^ "Hyundai Eon Brochure". India: Hyundai. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  13. ^ "Hyundai Eon Brochure". India: Hyundai. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  14. ^ "Hyundai Eon bookings open tomorrow". The Hindu Business Line. 2011-09-30. 

External links[edit]

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