Hyundai Eon

Hyundai Launched 814 CC Eon Priced at Rs 2.7 Lakhs

India’s best selling car the Maruti Alto — the cheapest at the entry level after the Tata Nano and M800 — now has com­petition from Hyundai Eon. Hyundai on Thursday laun­ched the 814 cc Eon, priced between Rs 2,69,999 and Rs 3,71,869 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Hyundai has invested Rs 900 crore in developing the Eon, the company’s smallest and cheapest model globally.

The South Korean car maker aims at selling 140,000 to 150,000 cars of the new model annually. That’s less than half of the annual sales of the Alto from the Maruti stable.

Maruti sold close to 400,000 Altos in 2010-11 and has already sold 148,000 units so far this year. The 800 cc Alto is priced at Rs 2,32,247 to Rs 2,84,293. The 1,000cc Alto K-10 sells for Rs 3,04,192 to Rs 3,20,358.

Eon may take time to affect Alto’s rural markets, which are fed by Maruti’s stronger distribution network and strong brand strength built over 11 years. “The price difference of almost Rs 40,000 between Eon and Alto’s base variant could be large for rural buyers. However, most people will definitely look at it in the metros.

Hyundai claims it has added many ‘first in class’ features in every product it launches. Eon is claimed to be the first car in the segment with an airbag for the driver, leather seats and an embedded music system with USB, which the Alto does not offer.

The Alto’s mileage is claimed to be 20.2 kmpl. Hyundai claims the Eon’s is 21.1 kmpl. However, the Alto engine generates 68 horsepower; the Eon 56 horsepower.

Here is the list of key specifications of all six variants of the Hyundai Eon small car along with the prices of the different variants. The Eon D-Lite is priced at INR 2.69 Lakhs, the D-Lite(O) at INR 2.91 Lakhs, the Era at 3.21 Lakhs, the Magna at INR 3.36 Lakhs, the Magna(O) at 3.46 Lakhs and the top end Sportz variant at INR 3.71 Lakhs, all prices ex-showroom Delhi.



814 cc 3 cylinder in line petrol engine with 5 speed manual transmission
145/80 R12 tubeless tyres with silver finish steel wheels
Full size spare wheel
Brakes: front disc-rear drum
Single horn
Length x Breadth x Height: 3,495 mm x 1,550 mm x 1,500 mm
Wheelbase: 2,380 mm


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

Comfort and Convenience

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), adds
Manual AC

Eon ERA, adds

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, adds

155/70 r 13 tubeless tyre
Full wheel cover
Steel wheel with black finish
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
Tilt steering

Eon MAGNA (O), adds

Audio (CD/MP3/FM/AM)
USB and aux-in
2 speakers only (front doors)
Rear parcel tray

Eon SPORTZ, adds

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

Video Collection of Hyundai EON Launch




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