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Some Info. regarding EON (Don't know if the same has already been shared) Source: Cars India, Cars 2011, New Cars, Car Reviews, Cars in India


Fast Facts about Hyundai Eon
- Will be launched on 13th October, Bookings are open
- The booking amount is twenty thousand rupees
- Your money will be returned if you are not convinced with the price to be announced on 13th October
- Will sport Epsilon 814cc 3 cylinder petrol engine
- Will be based on the all-new platform and features Hyundai's 'Fluidic' design philosophy
- Maximum power of around 55 Bhp, maximum torque of around 76.5 Nm
- ARAI certified mileage of Hyundai Eon is 21.1 kmpl
- Expected to be priced around Rs. 2.75 lakhs (base model - D-Lite)
- Top model (Sportz) is expected to be priced around Rs. 3.75 lakhs
- Main rival cars will be Chevrolet Spark and Maruti Alto
- Expected to be available in six variants - D-Lite, D-Lite (O), Era, Magna, Magna (O) and Sportz
- Expected to be available in five shades: White, Black, Red, Silver and Grey
- Top variants (Sportz) expected to feature power steering, power windows, air conditioner, central locking, one airbag and music system


Design and Styling of Hyundai Eon
- Fluidic design philosophy like new Hyundai Verna
- Chrome finish front grille
- Crystal clear front fog lamps
- Tall clear lens tail lamps looks very unique and modern
- Body-colored bumpers and door handles
- Stylish wheel covers, gives look of alloy wheels
Hyundai Eon will follow Hyundai's latest fluidic design philosophy and it is expected that it will be the best looking hatchback in its class. The top-variant (Sportz) of Hyundai Eon is expected to feature designer wheel covers and front fog lamps. Hyundai Eon features huge peel-back head lights and crystal clear front fog lamps, the top model (Sportz) of Eon will also feature chrome finish front grille, which gives the car upmarket look. It features huge vertical tail-lamps which further enhaces the look of the car. Hyundai Eon looks best when viewed from side angle, it has many curves and flowing lines which looks very unique and different in comparison to other bland looking hatchbacks in this class like Chevrolet Spark, Maruti Alto and Tata Nano. The base variant (D-Lite) will feature black (non-color coded) outside rear-view mirrors, black coloured bumpers, driver side manually adjustable rear-view mirror and black coloured door handles.


Interiors and Comfort Features of Hyundai Eon
- Power steering and front power windows
- Manual air-conditioner system
- Factory fitted music system with USB port and AUX in
- Remote central locking
- Dual-tone shades for central console
The latest fluidic design theme has also been continued inside and the interiors are expected to be feature rich and spacious. The interiors will be in dual-shade and there will be many cubby holes and space for knick-knacks. The top variant of Eon (Sportz) is expected to feature AC, power steering, power windows, remote central locking and factory fitted music system with AUX-in, USB port and four speakers fitted in the doors. Eon will also feature front seats with integrated head-rests to reduce costs. Hyundai Eon will be more spacious and stylish in comparison to the Maruti Alto and Chevrolet Spark. The instrument cluster will feature a large speedometer in centre, flaked by tachometer on left side and fuel gauge on right side. The glove box of Hyundai Eon is expected to be very spacious and the space above it is very useful for keeping mobile phone, newspaper and other small things.


Engine of Hyundai Eon
- Epsilon 814cc 3 cylinder petrol engine
- Expected maximum power of around 55 Bhp
- Expected maximum torque of around 76.5 Nm
- ARAI certified mileage of Hyundai Eon is 21.1 kmpl
Eon will be powered by a 814cc 3 cylinder petrol engine which is expected to generate maximum power of 55 bhp at 5500 rpm with maximum torque of around 76.5 nm at 4000 rpm. Hyundai Eon will be a very fuel efficient car with ARAI certified mileage of 21.1 kmpl, which is again best-in-its-class. With the prices of petrol increasing day-by-day, Hyundai Eon is a very fuel-efficient small car to own and it is expected that the maintainance charges will also be very less in comparison to other Hyundai hatchbacks.


Expected Variants of Hyundai Eon
- Hyundai Eon D-Lite
- Hyundai Eon D-Lite (O)
- Hyundai Eon Era
- Hyundai Eon Magna
- Hyundai Eon Magna (O)
- Hyundai Eon Sportz
It is expected that Hyundai Eon will be available in six variants: D-Lite, D-Lite (O), Era, Magna, Magna (O) and Sportz. The base variant (D-Lite) will be basic with black coloured outside rear-view mirrors, black coloured door handles, black bumpers, no power steering, no power windows, no air-conditioner and no central locking. The top variant (Sportz) will get all these features plus factory fitted music system (with USB port and AUX-in), driver side airbag, both-side ourside rear-view mirrors, 3 spoke aluminum finish steering wheel, metal finish inside door handle, front fog lamps and body coloured door handles and OSRVM


Expected Price of Hyundai Eon
- Hyundai Eon D-Lite - Rs. 2,75,000
- Hyundai Eon D-Lite (O) - Rs. 2,95,000
- Hyundai Eon Era - Rs. 3,10,000
- Hyundai Eon Magna - Rs. 3,30,000
- Hyundai Eon Magna (O) - Rs. 3,50,000
- Hyundai Eon Sportz - Rs. 3,75,000
It is expected that base variant of Hyundai Eon will be priced around 2.75 lakh and top variant will be priced around 3.75 lakh. If Hyundai India meets this price target then it is for sure that it will be a very successful small car and will be on the top of sales charts beating the best selling cars in this class - Alto, Spark and Nano. Even the top model (Sportz) will sell in decent numbers because at Rs. 3.75 lakhs it is a steal provided it comes with all the expected comfort and safety features.


Expected Shades of Hyundai Eon
- Brilliant White
- Midnight Black
- Striking Silver
- Dark Grey
- Vibrant Red
It is expected that Hyundai Eon will be available in five shades: Brilliant White, Midnight Black, Striking Silver, Dark Grey and Vibrant Red.


Expected Safety Features of Hyundai Eon
- Drivers-side airbag
Hyundai Eon will also be the most safe car in its class, the top model is expected to feature driver-side airbag. It was expected that Sportz variant will also feature ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) but it seems that Hyundai wants to keep this safety feature for elder siblings of Eon.


Variant-wise Features of Hyundai Eon
D-Lite Variant
- Immobilizer, Full size spare wheel, Single horn, Child safety rear door lock
- Inside rear view mirror-standard, Front and rear ELR seat belts, Rear centre static seat belt
- Hub cap, Driver side OSRVM (manually adjustable), Clear head, tail and side repeater lamps
- Integrated HMSL, Chrome rear emblems, Radiator grille (2 tone-black plus chrome)
- 2 tone beige and brown key colour, PVC gear knob and parking brake trim
- 2 spoke PU steering wheel, Tailgate finishing-plastic type, Door trims-H board type
- Quadrant cover for passenger ORVM, Assist grip-front (1), rear-2, B and C pillar trims
- Sunvisor- LH and RH, Semi cloth upholstery, Room lamp-front-glow type
- Windshield moulding, Speaker grille-front doors, Fuel lid and tailgate opening-remote cable type
- Front and rear fixed head rest, Heater with 4 speed blower, 2 speed front wiper and washer
- Clear all round glasses, Power outlet in front console, Cup holder in front console
- Floor console-STD with storage tray, Single folding bench rear seat
- Rear door armrest (half), Rear seat belt knuckle holder, Gear shift indicator
- Cluster assembly signals (speedometer, dual tripmeter, digital odometer, fuel, water pump, oil pressure, parking brake, battery charge, high beam, engine check lamp, immobilizer)

Eon D-Lite (O) Variant (in addition to the features of D-Lite)
- Manual AC

Eon Era Variant (in addition to the features of D-Lite (O))
- Body colour bumper, Body colour plus chrome radiator grille
- Metal finish centre fascia, Motor driven power steering
- All round tinted glasses, Front tinted windshield with shade, EPS indicator

Eon Magna Variant (in addition to the features of Eon Era)
- Full wheel cover, Steel wheel with black finish, Tilt steering
- Central locking (driver side), Passenger side OSRVM
- Moulded door trims, Front door map pockets (driver and co driver)
- Speaker grill-RR boot, Internally adjustable OSRVMS
- Front power windows, Micro roof antenna, Front door full size armrest

Eon Magna (O) Variant (in addition to the features of Magna)
- Audio (CD/MP3/FM/AM), USB and aux-in, 2 speakers only (front doors)
- Rear parcel tray

Eon Sportz Variant (in addition to the features of Magna (O))
- Driver airbag, Keyless entry, Front fog lamp-clear lens
- Body coloured door handles and OSRVM, 3 spoke aluminum finish steering wheel
- Metal finish inside door handle, Airbag warning signal on console
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The Eon is loaded for the prices! Very tempting indeed for budget first time buyers, and ticks most of the boxes. Stylish, well equipped and backed by a decent A.S.S network too.

The only gripe one might have is why ABS is not being offered even as an option on the Sportz. It should, because not having it as an option might alienate buyers who want a second car as a city runabout, who would be willing to pay that much extra for the safety feature. Driver side airbag is good, but ABS to avoid the need for it to deploy is better, IMHO.
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Why is a 3-spoke steering wheel mentioned as an important feature in the brochure ? Whats inferior with a 2-spoke one ?

Also, is the gear lever borrowed from the Santro? Looks like the pedals are positioned well apart from each other when compared to Santro.
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Pricing doesn't look very aggressive for a car that is targeted at the M800/Alto segment. If it is priced between 3 and 4 lacs then I would prefer a Brio with much better engine than this.

It also looks somewhat odd to me with all that excessive "fluidity" for a car of that size.
HaHa, good pic.

I agree, it lacks a sense of proportion and a classic case of excess masala thrown in to mask the effect of stale ingredients.
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Atleast in a city like Bangalore, with a large number of roads with slopes, this car will not make sense. I think it will definitely struggle for power, thanks to the puny engine.
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Atleast in a city like Bangalore, with a large number of roads with slopes, this car will not make sense. I think it will definitely struggle for power, thanks to the puny engine.
If cars like the Maruti800, Alto 800 and Nano can and have managed the "large number of roads with slopes" in Bangalore, I don't see how the Eon800 "will definitely struggle for power." Besides, the Eon has better engine power specs compared to the above three mentioned cars.

Perhaps, an Eon would seem underpowered to someone used to a larger petrol engine, but then the Eon caters to a different audience really. Its target audience, in my opinion, is...

* A 3-4 member family, perhaps buying their first car or a second car for the family.
* A family based in a city where space, congested roads, parking space is an issue.
* A family that would travel at 60-90 kmph for like 90% of the time.
* A family for whom BHP and torque are some alien terms.

@Mpower

In what way do you believe Hyundai may be "masking the effect of stale ingredients" on the Eon? I thought the Eon is a completely new product in itself and is not a refreshed/face-lift/sequel of a previous version.

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Why is a 3-spoke steering wheel mentioned as an important feature in the brochure ? Whats inferior with a 2-spoke one ?
Why wouldn't they? Look at the Alto's steering wheel

I wouldn't be surprised if they put something like, "Good plastics"
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Eagerly waiting for the pricing on the EON

If priced right, this could even be a NANO killer!

Looking at the sparse interiors, I think HYUNDAI is gunnig for the top-end NANO, also HYUNDAI is finally losing its 'tall-boy' image

Big Cheers to HYUNDAI
I believe Eon is targeting Alto/Spark and not the NANO. Moreover, NANO isn't doing any better and read somewhere in this forum that it is officially flop.
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HaHa, good pic.

I agree, it lacks a sense of proportion and a classic case of excess masala thrown in to mask the effect of stale ingredients.
IMO the only thing stale in this Indian market is the decade old Alto and the M800. And too bad that maruti does not have no masala either to cover 'em up.

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Atleast in a city like Bangalore, with a large number of roads with slopes, this car will not make sense. I think it will definitely struggle for power, thanks to the puny engine.
Ok - the 37bhp/650 kg M800 (57 bhp/tonne), 46bhp/700kg Alto (65 bhp/tonne) can ply happily, but the 55bhp/795kg (69 bhp/tonne) eon shall struggle??

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If cars like the Maruti800, Alto 800 and Nano can and have managed the "large number of roads with slopes" in Bangalore, I don't see how the Eon800 "will definitely struggle for power." Besides, the Eon has better engine power specs compared to the above three mentioned cars.

Perhaps, an Eon would seem underpowered to someone used to a larger petrol engine, but then the Eon caters to a different audience really. Its target audience, in my opinion, is...

* A 3-4 member family, perhaps buying their first car or a second car for the family.
* A family based in a city where space, congested roads, parking space is an issue.
* A family that would travel at 60-90 kmph for like 90% of the time.
* A family for whom BHP and torque are some alien terms.

@Mpower

In what way do you believe Hyundai may be "masking the effect of stale ingredients" on the Eon? I thought the Eon is a completely new product in itself and is not a refreshed/face-lift/sequel of a previous version.
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Guys please understand - this is not a premium hatch or anything. Eon is just a good starter hatch. So why are we expecting rocket ship like performance?

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@Mpower

In what way do you believe Hyundai may be "masking the effect of stale ingredients" on the Eon? I thought the Eon is a completely new product in itself and is not a refreshed/face-lift/sequel of a previous version.
My understanding is that the car is based on the Santro's mechanicals and also the Santro engine. Perhaps stale is too strong a word, lets say 'not so fresh'
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My understanding is that the car is based on the Santro's mechanicals and also the Santro engine. Perhaps stale is too strong a word, lets say 'not so fresh'
But isn't it powered by an 800 cc 3-pot mill? The Santro's is a 1.1 liter 4-potter, right? The Eon's 800 cc engine would score quite low on refinement. It's common among 3-cylinder engines, I guess.
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My understanding is that the car is based on the Santro's mechanicals and also the Santro engine. Perhaps stale is too strong a word, lets say 'not so fresh'
This may be true, but then, Maruti too has been releasing "new" cars with the same engines. Ex: A-Star, Estilo, Wagon-R and Alto K10 all have the same engine, yet each of them were evaluated as "new" cars and independently of each other. So, nothing wrong in introducing old wine in a new bottle, as long as the package has an all-new look/feel to it.

As far as I can recall, the Santro has a very respectful engine with more than sufficient capabilities. If the Eon borrows the appropriate stuff from its own siblings, so be it. At best, it can help keep the Eon's cost down.

If you consider the Eon as "not so fresh", what would you consider the Alto800, which has virtually the same design since a decade ago.

@suhaas307:

If you ask me, Hyundai should simply place Santro's 1.1 ltr engine on the Eon and offer the Eon in two engine variants. It would be similar to the 1.1/1.2 engines on the i10 and the 800/1.1 ltr engines on the erstwhile Alto. The Eon 1.1 would be a pocket rocket for sure. For those who want a good engine in a compact body with decent boot space, the Eon 1.1 would have suited just fine.

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If you consider the Eon as "not so fresh", what would you consider the Alto800, which has virtually the same design since a decade ago.
Well I consider that to be definetly stale and the M800 to be super stale. As far as the Eon, I only said the ingredients are old but they are masked well and the end result is good.

So, lets not digress any further and continue discussion on topic.

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Why wouldn't they? Look at the Alto's steering wheel
Doesn't the Alto k10 come with a 3 spoke wheel? Personally, I like the 2 spoke one on the Eon (doesn't look cheap at all unlike the indicab's).
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I got to see Hyundai's Alto beater in the flesh today.

Hyundai has comprehensively covered the Alto and has managed to cover up all the Alto's shortcomings (mainly interior , boot space).

The Eon shares the "new" Hyundai family look and is very well put together and well finished with uniform panel gaps and good quality dual tone plastics for the interiors.

The Eon has a boot much bigger than the Alto. Leg room for rear seat passengers is good (if the front seat is not moved to the last position).

Three passengers in the rear seat is a tight squeeze and the Eon is strictly a four seater.

Pricing will play a major role in deciding the Eon's fate.
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