EON set to redefine segment in terms of style, space, comfort & mileage
New Delhi, October 13, 2011: Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country’s largest exporter and the second-largest car manufacturer, launched the all-new Eon today. The Eon is built on a completely new platform made for the Indian market.
Hyundai’s new offering is a full-fledged package with blend of style, comfort, utility & economy. Speaking at the launch of the much-awaited entry level car, Mr. H W Park, MD & CEO, HMIL, said, “Hyundai has always led the way when it comes to innovations and with the Eon we wish to continue our legacy in India of producing world-class products. Eon has been specifically built keeping in mind varied Indian conditions and special requirements of our esteemed Indian customers. The Eon will further expand our market share in the fast-growing small car segment in the Indian market.”
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Hyundai’s Eon will be available with 0.8 L iRDE engine delivering 56PS@5500rpm of maximum power and 7.65Kgm@4000rpm of peak torque.
The super-efficient 814cc petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and gives a mileage of 21.1kmpl (ARAI figures) making Eon the most fuel-efficient car in the segment.
FUTURISTIC FLUIDIC DESIGN
Hyundai’s design and development center at Namyang in Korea has worked in sync with its Hyderabad-based R&D center to firm up on the fluidic design of Eon which is fresh, appealing and exceeds the expectations of the entry-level segment customer. Eon is completely designed on Hyundai’s new signature philosophy of ‘fluidic design’ and main emphasis has been laid on adequate occupant space, impeccable style and premium interiors, a rarity in the category.
The car’s distinctive design sports a youthful profile with low roofline projecting modern, futuristic and sporty image of the car. Adoption of fluidic design philosophy is evident inside Eon as well, given its excellent symmetry in design and layout. The Eon boasts of rich interiors with comfortable seating comparable to mid and high compact segment cars.
Indian culture inspired main character lines based interior styling also respects Indian customer’s need of efficient space management. Eon offers unmatched space with best in class width, wheel base and boot space.
The emphasis on space does not end at a spacious cabin and a large boot as Eon comes with multiple storage space which has been innovatively created for enhanced customer convenience. Among other important and utilitarian features are multiple bottle and cup holders, a spacious glove box and practically designed dashboard for storing small utility items.
The car possesses features specially developed for buyers of low compact segment. Centrally positioned AC vents with rotary type knobs ensure efficient and effective all-round cooling in the cabin to manage temperature around the year. Other thoughtful convenience features include front power windows, internally adjustable mirrors,tilt steering,keyless entry, remote fuel & tail gate opening,central locking, front door full armrest, front room lamp, rear seatbeltknuckle holder, rear speaker grill and rear parcel tray.
In Eon, customers will enjoy unmatched audio experience. The car is loaded with a fabulous infotainment system which comes with a 2-DIN integrated type audio with features like Radio/CD/MP3/USB/Aux-in/i-Pod connectivity for unlimited music access.
CLASS LEADING SAFETY FEATURES
Hyundai has always led the way when it comes to ensuring safety and security in its vehicles. Eon is an effort to offer high-end safety features even for low compact segment customers. Eon is packed with an array of necessary safety features and effective safety technologies to enable occupant’s safety. It is equipped with first in class driver’s airbag, a premium safety feature which is provided as supplementary restraint system, to ensure additional protection in case of frontal impact. Additional safety features like front fog lamps ensure extra safety while driving in low visibility areas and an immobilizer that prevents the car from starting without the correct key.
The technologically superior Eon comes with ‘Alternator Management System’ (AMS) developed by Hyundai especially for Indian customers to deliver more eco-efficient driving. It controls the power supply to the battery to relieve the engine workload and reduces fuel consumption & emissions while decelerating and idling. Additionally the manual shift indicator in Eon prompts the driver whenever a gear shift is required. Thus together the AMS and Gearshift indicator ensures better fuel economy and extended battery life and adds to customer’s benefit.
Hyundai Eon has received the prestigious Environmental Certificate in accordance with the ISO 14040 standard based on a lifecycle assessment from TUV NORD, Germany.
HYUNDAI EON- UNIQUE FEATURES
2-tone beige & brown interior’s
Metal finish inside door handles
Body colour outside mirror & door handles
Micro roof antenna
Integrated 2-DIN MP3 audio
Aux-in & USB port
Tilt function on electric power steering
5 cup/bottle holders
Rear seatbelt knuckle holder
Gear shift indicator
Alternator Management System (AMS)
Eon goes on sale immediately and will be available in a range of 6 exciting new colours.
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC), South Korea. It is India’s largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer. HMIL presently markets eight passenger car models across segments. The A2 segment has the Eon, Santro, i10 and the i20, the A3 includes the Accent and the Verna, the A5 segment includes the Sonata Transform and the Santa Fe is in the SUV segment.
HMIL’s fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Chennai boasts of advanced production, quality and testing capabilities. To cater to rising demand HMIL commissioned its second plant in February 2008 with an installed capacity of 300,000 units per annum. As HMC’s global export hub for compact cars, HMIL touched 1 million in exports in about a decade from starting operations. HMIL currently exports cars to more than 115 countries across EU, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific. It has been India’s number one exporter for six years in a row. To support its growth and expansion plans, HMIL currently has a 332 strong dealer network and 709 service points across India. In its commitment to provide customers in India with cutting-edge global technology, HMIL has set up a modern multi-million dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D centre endeavors to be a center of excellence for automobile engineering.