EON Era Review
One of the leading automobile manufacturers in the country is Hyundai Motor India Limited. They have a formidable fleet of vehicles existing in the country’s car market. This company is fully owned subsidiary of the South Korean international automobile maker, Hyundai Motor Company. This company entered the country’s car market in year 1996 and since then has been launching remarkable and very dependable cars for the country’s car enthusiast’s buyers. This company also makes a small hatchback called Hyundai EON, which is one of their smallest cars from their stable. The company has fitted an 814cc petrol engine in this hatchback that has a single overhead camshaft and is skilfully mated with a 5-speed manual transmission. There are a few trims available for the customers to choose from and one of them is Hyundai EON Era Plus . Some of the exciting and utility based comfort aspects that are integrated in this Hyundai EON Era Plus are dual tone interior scheme, bucket type single unit front seats, an exclusive pedestal space, dashboard storage and many more such features. Then this small hatchback also has quite a few essential safety features such as a reinforced body structure, front and rear seat belts, an engine immobiliser and many more such vital features.
The exteriors of this Hyundai EON Era Plus have been done up cleverly and it has quite a few striking features. The front facade has a neatly designed chrome tipped front radiator grille, which also has a large insignia of the company embossed on it. This front grille is surrounded by a bright head light cluster, which has been fitted with high intensity clear lamps. The side profile has black coloured door handles and also outside rear view mirrors. The neatly carved out wheel arches of this Hyundai EON Era Plus has been fitted with a set of sturdy steel wheels of 12 inches, which are covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 145/80 R 12 . The rear end gets a wind screen that is flanked by a bright tail lamp cluster, which has clear lamps affixed in it and also an integrated spoiler as well.
The overall dimensions of this hatchback are rather liberal and it also has ample legroom along with good shoulder and head space. The total length of this Hyundai EON Era Plus is 3495mm and the overall width is 1550mm. The total height is 1500mm and it also has a spacious wheel base of 2380mm. This hatchback has a minimum ground clearance of 170mm and it also has a centrally mounted fuel tank of 32 litres. The boot space of this small hatchback can accommodate 215 litres of luggage, which can be further increased by folding the rear seat.
The insides of this hatchback have also been done up lavishly with the company incorporating quite a number of aspects for giving the passengers a memorable driving experience. The seating arrangement is quite good and it can accommodate five regular passengers in it. The seats are covered with good quality fabric upholstery, while the interior colour scheme is a dual tone beige and brown key colour. Then there are the B and C pillar trims, a deluxe floor console, an exclusive pedestal space with storage options like a large glove box and other dashboard storage for keeping some smaller things at hand. It has a sleek silver touch on the centre fascia, front and rear speaker grille, front door map pockets with a bottle holder, a rear parcel tray and moulded door trims as well. This trim also has bucket type single unit front seats and bench folding type rear seats. This small hatchback also has floor console storage, a cup holder, three assist grips and many more such features.
Engine and Performance
This hatchback has been housed with a performance packed 814cc petrol engine that has three cylinders and nine valves affixed in it . This peppy petrol mill has an efficient fuel supply system along with a SOHC (single over head cam shaft) for better performance. This petrol motor has the capacity to generate 54.88bhp at 5500rpm in combination with a torque yield of 74.53Nm at 4000rpm, which is pretty good. This petrol engine has been skilfully coupled with a smooth five speed manual transmission gear box. The company claims that this admirable Hyundai EON Era Plus has the ability to generate a mileage of 21.1kmpl under standard driving conditions. This energetic petrol engine has the ability to attain a top speed in the range of 130 to 135kmphh, which is rather impressive for such a small car. On the other hand, this lively engine has the ability to propel this Hyundai EON Era Plus from 0 – 100kmph in about 21.1 seconds , which is quite good.
Braking and Handling
The company has bestowed this small hatchback with a proficient braking system along with a suspension system of this small hatchback is rather steadfast and very reliable. The front tyres of this hatch have been fitted with disc brakes, while the rear tyres get solid drum type brakes for improved braking efficiency. On the other hand, the company has fitted the front axle of this small hatchback with a McPherson Strut type of a mechanism along with a coil spring and also an anti roll bar for improved stability. Whereas, the rear axle has been equipped with a tough torsion beam axle along with a similar coil spring that is fitted in the front axle as well. This small hatchback has also been equipped with gas type shock absorbers for all the tyres for enhanced steadiness on any landscape.
The company has put in quite a number of practical and convenience aspects in this small hatchback. This Hyundai EON Era Plus has a brilliant instrument cluster, which has quite a number of critical notification lamps such as a dual trip meter, a low fuel warning lamp, a graphic band fuel gauge, a gear shift indicator, a power outlet, a remote boot lid as well as a remote fuel lid filler release , a powerful air conditioning system with heater, a motor driven electric power steering wheel that can be customized and tilt adjusted, front power windows, a digital clock in the console and also a rear seat belt knuckle holder and a few other functions as well.
The Hyundai EON Era Plus has also been fitted with some very significant and crucial safety aspects as well. This list includes an internal rear view mirror for better handling and a very responsive power steering as well. This Hyundai EON Era Plus hatchback also gets a reinforced body structure, front and rear seat belts for the safety of all the occupants, a highly advanced engine immobilizer with central locking and child safety rear door locks and a few other such features to enhance the safety quotient of this charming hatchback. All these features put together makes this car, one of the most affordable and reliable option for the Indian customers to choose from.
Easy to handle and drive around, impressive mileage, good features.
Interior space is less, boot compartment is rather small, engine can be better.