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Hyundai EON was launched in October 2011 with an attempt to compete the hatchback market. It was introduced with 800 CC to compete with Alto 800. Now Hyundai launched EON Magna+ with 1.0-Litre engine. Hyundai Eon is the most affordable hatchback available in the Indian market. Hyundai India launched Eon Magna+ at Rs 4.27 lac (Ex-showroom price, New Delhi) which has dual tone interiors in beige and brown color scheme along with addition of music system with USB and AUX connectivity.
Eon is the new member of fluidic design and is the youngest member in the family. It is smart from front with stylish headlamps, stubby nose and neatly laid out triangular fog lamps. The side profile comes with the shoulder line that flows just below the windows and slightly ends in the C-pillar. The windows for driver and passenger are quite large. It has a body colored bumper with a wide air dam, which is wide and has three stripes on it. The rear end can be described starting with the clear tail lamps which are integrated into the rear cluster of lights and look very stylish. There is a spoiler at the rear end, which gives a trendy image to this hatchback. The boot space comes with 215 litre.
The top trim of EON comes with an integrated music system which supports USB, Aux-In, MP3,. The dash is neatly laid out with enough space for small things. The Knobs for AC are just below the music system. Driver and co-driver get bottle holder in each door. EON offers power window at the front in the top end trim. There is no electric side view mirrors. There is a decent knee room in the rear and headroom is a little compromised. There is a good space for 3 passengers in the rear cabin. There are no cup or bottle holders at the rear and power window is not offered as well. The seats are more comfortable than Alto 800.
Engine and performance:
Engine makes sound and it is clearly felt in the cabin. Bumps and speed breakers also felt in the cabin. Engine of the car is Dual VTVT, 1.0-litre three-cylinder that produces maximum power output of 68bhp and peak torque of 94 Nm at 3500 rpm.
The overall material used in the EON doesn’t feel Hyundai. Hyundai is a brand for quality features. EON does not give premium feel in the cabin. There is no much safety in the EON.