|Manufacturer||Hyundai Motor Company|
|Also called||Hyundai Atos Eon|
|Assembly||Chennai, India (Hyundai India)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Engine||814cc Epsilon G3HG I3 (gasoline)|
|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, and June 2012 in Vietnam.
The Eon was designed jointly between the Hyundai R&D centers in Namyang, South Korea and Hyderabad, India. It is offered with a 814cc three-cylinder gasoline 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. The car is equipped with 13-inch wheels fitted with 155/70R13 tires.
In January 2012, Hyundai India announced LPG models of Eon as well. These models have a 30 liter toroidal tank with an additional cost of approximately INR 27000 to the available models.
The Eon was initially launched in six variants in India. However, after Hyundai revamped the lineup, there are now five variants:
- 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 Plus - 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.
- 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).
Marketing and positioning
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. In addition, the car will be offered with the 1.0 litre gasoline engine found in the Santro Xing.
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