Hyundai Eon Discontinued In India; Santro Now The Smallest Offering
The age-old Eon has been given the boot by Hyundai, making the Santro its smallest offering in India
Eon was the smallest offering from Hyundai in India.
It did not come with ABS with EBD or rear parking sensors.
No units of the Eon had been sold since December 2018.
Eon was available with two petrol engines.
Korean carmaker Hyundai has discontinued the Eon in India. The company did so by silently removing the model from its India website. The Santro has now become the smallest offering from Hyundai for the Indian market.
Hyundai didn't update the Eon to meet the new safety norms, which require cars to be fitted with safety features like ABS, driver airbag, rear parking sensors, speed limiter and seatbelt reminder as standard. And with these features becoming mandatory for all cars sold in India from 1 April 2019, the Eon had to be discontinued.
The wholesale factory dispatches of the Eon were stopped once the Santro was launched in India. Before the Santro was launched, Hyundai was selling 4400 units of the Eon on an average every month. After the launch of the Santro, Hyundai managed to sell only six units of the Eon till date. While Hyundai did not reveal this at the launch of the Santro, the carmaker probably stopped the production of the Eon back then itself.
Unlike the Santro, the Eon was available with two petrol engines. One was a 0.8-litre unit that made 56PS of max power and 74.5Nm of peak torque. The other engine was a 1.0-litre unit good for 69PS of max power and 91Nm of torque. Both engines came mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
It is not clear yet if Hyundai will bring in a product to replace the Eon, or whether the Santro will continue to be the smallest car in Hyundai’s lineup for the foreseeable future. Would you like to see the Eon make a comeback? Let us know in the comments below.
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