Hyundai is hard at work to keep up with the competition. And as a result, the South Korean brand has just unveiled its important new Eon city car for the Indian market. Known as the Eon, the model serves as Hyundai’s smallest model and was designed specifically for India, where it has its sites set directly on the Maruti-Suzuki Alto, which is the best-selling car in the country.
Designed by Hyundai’s Namyang R&D department in South Korea, the Eon is just slightly more compact than the i10 hatchback.
Power is supplied by a 0.8L three-cylinder gas engine that’s mated to a five-speed manual that drives the front wheels. The three-banger is good for 56hp and 52 lb-ft of torque and roughly 49.7 mpg on the US cycle.
Buyers in India have the option for six trim levels with prices starting at just 269,999 rupees or $5,515 with the top-of-the-line model maxing out at 371,869 rupees or $7,595.
– By: Chris Chin