New Delhi, January 16, 2012: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s largest passenger car exporter and second largest manufacturer announced the launch of three new variants of the Eon - D-Lite +, Era + and Magna +. Priced below Rs 3 lakh at 2.98 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) D-Lite + comes loaded with air-conditioning and power steering.
Tailored to offer higher value, all three variants will also offer LPG options. The all three LPG options are priced around Rs 27,000 higher.
Speaking about the new variants, Mr H W Park, Managing Director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “The D-Lite plus offers a host of features all for less than Rs 3 lakh. Similarly, Era+ and Magna + also offer enhanced features. The idea behind the new variants is to offer extra value to our customers.”
D-Lite+ is loaded with air conditioning, power steering, gift shift indicator and body coloured bumpers, it is priced at Rs 2.98 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Era + will further offer front power windows and central locking, it is priced at Rs 3.12 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi ). The Magna+ comes with a 2-Din audio system with USB, Aux and many more features, it is priced Rs 3.42 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The LPG variant that forms part of Hyundai’s Blue Drive (eco-friendly) range comes with factory-fitted separate petrol (32 litres) and LPG (34 litres) tanks that guarantees enhanced safety to customers with a two-year warranty. The special ‘Toroidal’ tank gives larger boot space than conventional LPG-fitted models. The Eon runs over 1,200 kilometres on a full tank of LPG and petrol.
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 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 340 strong dealer network and 783 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.