Hyundai Eon Overview
Hyundai breached the entry-level segment which was long dominated by Maruti Suzuki. And this was possible with its state-of-the-art product Eon launched in 2011. This was the straightforward challenge to Maruti’s money-spinning model Alto and Eon countered it quite well with its style statement and upmarket interiors. Over the years, Hyundai Eon has been given several updates including the powerful 1.0L engine and the recent Sports Edition with lots of styling changes. Still, the car has been a strong player in the segment, capable of withstanding the force even from Renault Kwid and Datsun redi-GO. View offers on Hyundai Cars from Hyundai dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop
Hyundai Eon Exterior
The Hyundai EON boasts of the same Fluidic design that its elder siblings flaunt. As I mentioned in the introduction Hyundai, EON defies the logic that a micro car has to look dull and boring and should be just a little better than any lost transport solution.Detailing done in the headlight as well as the hexagonal front grille looks very dynamic and perhaps puts its Japanese rival to shame. The fog lamps are very aesthetically placed on the front bumper. Even the bonnet has a swaying line flowing from the face to the A pillars of the vehicle.
The side profile looks in motion with the window line flowing from the headlights towards the C-Pillar and the roof line falling towards the rear spoiler. Interestingly, none of the lines on the Eon look out of place even the flares on the wheels or the profiled contours on the lower profile of the doors.C Shaped tail lamps which also double as the C Pillar from rear is the best aspect of the Eon’s overall design. In fact it looks the best among any other entry level car contenders. Hyundai EON though features in the entry level car and is the smallest by far by Hyundai still it does not lack in the design department as compared to bigger cars which speaks volumes about it.
The same feeling of looking more expensive than it actually is rubs off on the inside as well. You step inside a cabin which looks rich and plush, it just doesn’t look entry level here. Hyundai has not only designed the cabin to be well laid out and appealing, the company has also managed to offer outstanding levels of quality on a car which is positioned as an entry-level offering. Fit and finish is excellent and so is everything inside the cabin, which is well put-together and devoid of rattles or squeaks, things quite often seen in entry-level cars of this price point.
The Hyundai Eon has fixed headrests for all seats. Front seat comfort is good but the low height of the headrests is a bother for tall people as it falls a bit short for them. Rear seat has average space at best but the boot is big enough and the vehicle is decently loaded with keyless entry, internally adjustable rearview mirrors and a gearshift indicator. Our test car also came with a music system with AUX and USB connectivity, this isn’t standard but shouldn’t cost much to fix at the dealer end. There are small yet significant storage bins inside the cabin, including in front of the handbrake on the centre console and a big cavity to store things above the glovebox on the dashboard.
Hyundai Eon Performance
The car is available in two engine options. The low powered 814cc 3-cylinder petrol engine is capable of producing 55PS and 75Nm of max torque. The powerful 1.0L is exactly what was missing in this car for so many years. Hyundai finally addressed the feedback and came with this. The motor pumps out 69PS and 94Nm of peak torque that comes at par with competitor such as Datsun GO. Both the engines are paired to 5-speed manual transmission. Not only the new engine exhibit extra performance in cities and thoroughfares, the synchronization with the gearbox is extremely smooth. The new engine has completely transformed the basic driving feel of the low powered version.
As an entry level hatchback, the onus of giving good mileage naturally comes upon this car. The small 3-cylinder engine is tuned to give high-fuel efficiency. This makes Hyundai Eon deliver ARAI certified fuel economy of 21.1kmpl. The bigger 1.0L engine returns 20.3kmpl which is slightly lower but still high on mileage.
Hyundai Eon Driving
The old Eon wasn’t a handler and the new one is no different. The steering is light at low speeds but just doesn’t weigh up at high speeds and that really robs away confidence even at 80 km/hr. In fact, the steering is so numb at high speeds that there is almost no feedback felt by the driver, this is simply not the car to drive enthusiastically. The brakes are strong though but again, the car doesn’t maintain its line on hard braking and twitches a lot. Ride quality is good, the suspension is softly sprung which makes the Eon bob at high speeds, robbing away stability and bad bumps do unsettle passengers. For city speeds though, the Eon’s suspension is more than up for the task to insulate all that’s thrown at it.
Hyundai Eon Safety
The Eon comes with a single driver airbag, which is available on the top-end variant. The other features are engine immobiliser, fog lamps, impact beam of the doors and the fllor, then there is self restraining seat belts for the driver and passenger. Then there is a remote control security system as well.The brakes on the Eon are decent. It has disc brakes at the front, while the rear has drum brakes. This hatchback doesn’t even offer ABS even as an optional feature.
Hyundai Eon Cost in Bangalore
Hyundai Eon On-Road Price in Bangalore ranges from 3,87,138 to 5,33,935 for variants EON D Lite and EON Magna O Optional respectively. Hyundai Eon is available in 11 variants and 5 colours. Below are details of Hyundai Eon variants price in Bangalore. Check for Eon price in Bangalore at Carzprice
Hyundai Eon Bottomline
The Hyundai Eon has always made for a fine entry-level car but the lack of power did hurt those who were regularly driving over inclined roads or carrying occupants with them. With the boost in power, the Hyundai Eon makes a much stronger case for itself. Sure it is far from polished in the dynamics department and the rear seat lacks much space but when you look at the big picture, you simply can’t deny this car offers you more than your money’s worth, in terms of visuals (exterior and interiors). Only offered in Magna+ trim, the 1.0-litre Eon costs Rs. 34,000/- more than the 0.8-litre version in the same variant. For the extra money you pay, you get drastically better performance which transforms the experience of driving this car significantly.