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General FAQs on Hyundai's small car, the EON

by Anshika Ajmera & Ajit Menon Posted on 26 Dec 201121,186 Views Comments

Just two months into its launch, the Hyundai EON has become the talk of the town notching up sales of 13,733 units. However, before you rush to the neighbourhood Hyundai dealership to book the Eon, ZigWheels helps you decipher the car as well as judge it against its competition, namely, the Maruti Suzuki Alto

 

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What is the current waiting period for the EON?


There isn't any defined waiting period on the EON, however in the case of certain colors or variants, the wait can extend up to a week. Hyundai claims that their dealerships offer ready delivery on basic colors.

Does the EON deliver more mileage as against competition?

 

If fuel efficiency is your primary concern, then the EON should figure right on top of your buying list. Hyundai claims an ARAI-approved best-in-class mileage of 21.1 kmpl. We are yet to verify this claim in our comprehensive road test, however we do expect the EON to return a rather decent mileage under our test conditions as well. Going by ARAI data, the competition isn’t too far behind. The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 delivers 20.2 kmpl while the regular Alto manages 19.7 kmpl. The Chevrolet Spark, offers 18 kmpl, which is a lot lower than the Hyundai EON, however expect the figures to be closer under real world conditions.

 

 


 

 

What's the maintenance package offered on EON?


Hyundai offers a 2-year/unlimited mileage warranty whereas the Alto K10 only comes with a 2-year/40,000km warranty package.

 

How does the EON's equipment compare against competition?


The base D-Lite variant of the EON doesn't boast of any frills but the top of the line Sportz or Magna (O) variant comes with features like power steering, front power windows, AC, body colour bumpers, mirrors and door handles. There’s also a gear shift indicator, remote fuel lid opener, rear parcel tray, aux-in and USB port. Compared to the Hyundai EON, the top-end Alto’s equipment list is rather poor. The Alto K10 VXi however measures up quite well and includes features like front and rear power windows, power steering, AC, and remote central locking.

 

Does the EON have enough leg space and head room for tall occupants? What are the car's comfort features?

 

At 3,495mm length, the EON is shorter than the Alto K10 (3620mm) but still manages to carve out a decent space for its occupants. Thanks to its 'tall boy' stance, the inside offers an element of spaciousness that could best be compared to the likes of the Hyundai i10. In fact, at 1,550mm width and1,500mm height, the EON is wider and taller than the Alto K10. It also has a long wheelbase (2,380mm), which allows for more passenger legroom. The EON seats four adults without a fuss though five could be bit of a squeeze. At 215 litres, the boot space is also significantly larger compared to 170 litres in both the Alto K10 and the Chevrolet Spark. Contoured seats, exclusive pedestal space, unique dashboard storage, map pockets on the sides and decent floor console storage complete the comfort package

 

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Based on the all-new-platform, Hyundai Motors is all set to take on the entry level small-car segment from Maruti Alto, a car which has been tried and tested over the years and has been the 'car of the house' for many

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