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by Brett Davis

Hyundai has revealed a new model exclusively for India called the Hyundai Eon. Hyundai’s smallest car will be powered by an 814cc engine and offered in six trim levels.

The new Hyundai Eon is the South Korean manufacturer’s answer to the Suzuki Alto, which is India’s best-selling vehicle. Hyundai hopes the new Eon will eventually overtake the pint-sized Suzuki and become the country’s best seller.

Using a 0.8-litre three-cylinder gas engine, the Eon produces a 42kW of power and 74Nm of torque. With these ingredients, the Hyundai Eon has an average fuel consumption rating of 4.9L/100km – not bad, keeping in mind LPG setups consume slightly more fuel compared with their petrol-powered counterparts.

The five-door micro hatch is just over 200mm shorter than your average MINI Cooper. Despite its pocket-size proportions, Hyundai claims the Eon offers the most interior room in its class. It also offers the best fuel economy in its class.

With these attributes, Hyundai aims to sell up to 150,000 examples of the Eon each year, with prices starting at 269,999 rupees (around $5360). Six trim levels will be on offer, with the range-topping variant priced from 371,869 rupees (around $7380).




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