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Check out the 4 closest rivals of Hyundai Eon

Last updated on: November 1, 2011 16:33 IST

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On October 13, 2011 Korean auto major, Hyundai Motors launched Hyundai Eon mainly to target the A segment cars in India.

The auto giant has invested a whopping Rs 900 crore (Rs 9 billion) on this project.

Hyundai India introduced the cheapest car from its fleet at an introductory price of Rs 269,000 for Hyundai Eon base variant D-Lite, while the top variant Era costs Rs 371,000.

Maruti India has offered best deal with Alto Xplore at a surprising price starting at Rs 232,000 which Hyundai Motors have failed to offer despite their extreme effort to keep the cost down.

Prices of Alto Xplore and Hyundai Eon
Hyundai Eon D-Lite Hyundai Eon Era Alto Xplore

Rs 269,000

Rs 371,000

Rs 232,000

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To counter the threat posed by Eon, Maruti launched Alto Xplore in India.

The limited edition variant Xplore, which is a tweaked version of the top variants Alto F8 LXi and Alto K10 VXi, was launched a few hours before Hyundai launched its Eon.

What Alto Xplore offers:

Leather upholstery

USB and Bluetooth integration
on music system

Re-designed graphics, and

ORVMS among others

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Besides, it has features like:

Front power windows,

Adjustable front seat belts,

Adjustable steering column,

Tachometer,

Adjustable seats, and

Front fog lights.



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Alto has ruled the Indian car market for decades. But with the latest 'Fluidic' design Hyundai Eon has an upper hand.

What Eon offers:

Remote trunk opener,

Trunk light,

Digital clock on dash,

Rear fog lights and,

Rear reading lamp.

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Hyundai Eon offers more headroom as compared to its rival with its height a notch more than Alto and the car offers more interior space with slightly wider dimensions.

However, Alto takes the lead in terms of length.

Eon offers better ground clearance as compared to Alto, emphasizing its better suitability on Indian roads.

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Alto and Eon fare equally in terms of safety measures.

Both cars have:

Driver side child safety locks,

Passenger side rear-view mirrors,

Rear seat belts,

Side impact beams and,

Front impact beams

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While Alto includes features like Central Locking, power door locks, Hyundai motors have loaded Eon with others safe picks like airbags, night rear view mirror and Xenon lamps.

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Engine specifications:

Hyundai Eon

Maruti Xplore

814 cc 3-cylinder engine

1.0L 998 cc 3-cylinder petrol engine

Peak power of 56.78 Bhp

Peak power of 68 PS

Top torque of 76 Nm

90 Nm peak torque

Boasts of mileage of 17.3 kmpl on city roads

15 kmpl in the city

21.1 kmpl on the highways

20.2 kmpl on highways

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Alto Xplore and Hyundai Eon are incorporated with a music system and the interiors of the former are refurbished with the leather upholstery.

The Hyundai EON has extremely well-designed interiors using the best use of plastics with good look and feel.

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Hyundai Eon vs Chevrolet Spark

Hyundai Eon and Chevrolet Spark are more or less on equal ground in terms of external appearance.

Chevrolet Spark has a larger displacement of 995 cc churning out 63 bhp power as compared to 814 cc 56 bhp power generating engine of Eon.

Chevrolet Spark's base variant is priced at Rs 305,000.

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Hyundai Eon vs Tata Nano

Eon may be the cheapest car from Hyundai's stable, but, it is certainly not the cheapest car in India.

Tata Nano will continue to pose a threat to Eon as far as pricing of the car is concerned.

Interestingly, Nano has certain features that are missing in Eon.

What Nano has and Eon doesn't:
Adjustable front seatbelts,
Front and rear power windows,
Rear spoilers

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Tata Nano is equipped with a 624 cc petrol engine in the rear of the car to generate a peak power of mere 35 PS and a torque of 48 Nm.

WhileTata Nano costs Rs 196,000, Eon's base variant costs Rs 269,000.

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Hyundai Eon vs Tata Indica eV2

The Tata Indica eV2 may also give cut-throat competition to Eon.

Certified by ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India), the car offers an excellent mileage of 25 kmpl.

The hatchback is powered with the all new CR4 common rail diesel engine and offers more interior space as compared to any of its contemporaries accommodating five passengers comfortably.

However, the interiors of Indica are more of 'taxi-type' and are out-dated compared to Eon.

The top variant of Indica eV2 costs Rs 481,775.



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