Hyundai Eon is ready for a no holds barred contest against some of the best sellers like the Maruti Suzuki Alto. The small car is expected to be priced at below Rs. 3 lakh. The car is expected to surprise the audience with the launch speculated to be ahead of Diwali from the 10th of October to 15th of October. To be more precise the car is expected to be available at a price of 2.5 lakhs.
The Eon will be an entry level variant in the compact car segment. It is expected to be a spacious car as well with large leg space. The car is equipped with an 814 cc engine with a mileage of over 20 km per litre.
Inspired from the Santro platform the Eon is expected to have a lot parts from the Santro as well as the i10. Apart from Hyundai even other car makers are expected to pitch in with their small cars. The Tata Motors is expected to come with an advanced version of the Nano and the Indica. Volkswagen’s UP! has also made its intentions clear by making its debut at the world auto show in Germany. Ford buoyed by the success of the Figo is also expected to come up with another compact car which will be priced below the Figo.
The auto sales seem to have been a bit sluggish with rising interest rates and fuel prices. This phenomenon though seems to have little effect on the sales of small cars which are still going very strong.
"There is no car that is comparable with Eon. Yes, it is an entry-level car but with no compromise. It is a very spacious car with a large boot - something that you get only in bigger cars. And most importantly it doesn't compromise on style," said Arvind Saxena, Hyundai India sales & marketing director.
The Hyundai Eon dimensions are expected to be 75mm wider and 40mm taller than the Alto, while being similar in length at 3.5 meters.