Hyundai's highly anticipated Eon is an affordable hatchback with Fluidic design, a spacious interior and decent safety features. Hyundai has conceived, designed and developed the Eon for over four years keeping the specific requirements of Indian customers in mind. The Eon, manufactured at Hyundai's Chennai plant, is available in eight trims - D-lite, D-lite +, Era +, Magna +, D-lite + LPG, Era + LPG, Magna + LPG and the top-end model Sportz.
Eon means a 'long period of time'. According to Hyundai, India will be 'ON' with the advent of this bug-eye hatchback. The Hyundai EON takes on trendy small cars like Maruti Alto and Tata Nano.
The Eon derives power from a standard 814cc, 3 cylinder petrol engine good for 55.2 bhp@5,500 rpm and 74.5 Nm of maximum torque at 4,000 rpm. This mighty engine is mated to an efficient five speed manual gearbox. The engine is the most efficient in its class and delivers a fuel economy of 21.1 kmpl on highways. The Alternator Management System in the top-end Hyundai Eon trim reduces fuel-consumption considerably
The safety features present in Hyundai Eon are engine immobilizer, child-safety door locks, collapsible steering column, front/rear seatbelts and crumple zones .