Hyundai Eon

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Hyundai Eon
Hyundai Eos GL 2014 (11954748753).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 814 cc 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 on 1 October 2011 in India, March 2012 in the Philippines,[6] June 2012 in Vietnam,[7] and June 2014 in Sri Lanka. It is also sold in El Salvador, Chile, Panama, and Colombia.

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 Hyundai 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 814 cc three-cylinder petrol engine that generates 55 bhp (56 PS) and 75 N·m (7.6 kg·m) torque. According to Hyundai's Philippine distributor, the Eon has a fuel economy rating of 26.3 km/L (62 mpg‑US).[11] The car is equipped with 13-inch wheels fitted with 155/70R13 tyres.[2]

In January 2012, Hyundai India announced LPG models of Eon as well. These models have a 34L 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 1.0L Kappa II three-cylinder engine also found in the European Hyundai i10 and Kia Picanto. The motor generates power of 68 bhp (69 PS) at 6,200 rpm and peak torque at 94 N·m (9.6 kg·m) 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+ - This has the same features as D-Lite but has an air conditioner, power steering and hubcaps.
  • Era+ - Tinted glass, body colored bumpers, metallic finish centre console, front power windows, driver side central locking and electric power steering.
  • Magna+ (0.8L) - 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+ (1.0L) - Same as the 0.8L 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 three variants:

  • GL - similar to the D Lite+, but with front power windows included. Discontinued in 2016.
  • GLX - same as Era+, but with body-colored side mirrors. Becoming the sole variant in 2016, the GLX was upgraded with body-colored bumpers.
  • GLS - equivalent to the Sportz, but with 7" LCD touchscreen, reverse-sensor, adjustable headrests and side-mirror turn signal indicators. Discontinued in 2016.

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 75 N·m (7.6 kg·m)@4000 rpm 21.1 km/L (50 mpg‑US)
1.0L 998 cc (60.9 cu in) I3 (Kappa II) 69 PS (51 kW)@6200 rpm 91 N·m (9.3 kg·m)@3500 rpm 20.3 km/L (48 mpg‑US)

Safety[edit]

Models sold in the Philippines are sold without airbags. However in the Indian market, drivers side airbag is standard on Sportz and Magna+ (1.0L) variants, and optional on Era+ and Magna+ (0.8L) models.[14] In 2016, tests conducted by British agency Global NCAP awarded the Eon (without airbag) with a 0-star rating. Many entry-level competitors sold in the Indian market also achieved this rating. Driver protection was rated as poor and front passenger protection was rated marginal (albeit with possible danger of knee impact).[15]

Test Score
Adult occupant protection: 0/5 stars
Child occupant protection: 42%
Bodyshell Integrity: Unstable

Marketing and positioning[edit]

The Eon is positioned to compete with the Maruti Alto in India[9][16] 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 Alto K10's sales) in India, Hyundai had given the car a facelift for the 2014 model year.[8]

2017 marked the introduction of the Eon 'Sports Edition'. Priced from INR 3.88 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the 0.8L limited edition model added more equipment and styling enhancements over the Era+ and Magna+ variants that it is based on. Sold only in Polar White, exterior enhancements include side body mouldings and roof rails, while the interior gains a 6.2" touchscreen infotainment system with Phone-Link.[17]

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" (PDF). India: Hyundai. Retrieved 2014-08-20. [permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Hyundai Eon Brochure" (PDF). India: Hyundai. Retrieved 2014-08-20. [permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "Hyundai Eon Brochure" (PDF). Hyundai India. Retrieved 2017-05-07. 
  15. ^ "Hyundai Eon - Crash Test" (PDF). Global NCAP. Retrieved 2017-05-07. 
  16. ^ "Hyundai Eon bookings open tomorrow". The Hindu Business Line. 2011-09-30. 
  17. ^ "Hyundai Eon with touchscreen AVN launched in India". Indian Auto Blog. 2017-04-11. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 

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