EON D Lite Plus LPG Review
The Hyundai EON hatchback is one of the most impressive and top selling vehicles from Hyundai India. This automobile manufacturer has a marvellous fleet of cars in their line-up. This company is a fully owned auxiliary of the South Korean auto giant, Hyundai Motor Company. This reputed automaker entered the country in 1996 and since then, has been doing good business by launching good cars for the Indian customers. The company has their manufacturing and assembling facilities located in Tamil Nadu and this facility has the capacity to manufacture more than six lakh vehicle units in a year. This stunning Hyundai EON hatchback is available with petrol as well as a combination of LPG and petrol engine, which is known as the ‘blue drive’ and has quite a number of benefits to it. The petrol engine based Hyundai EON line-up has five trims to pick from, whereas, the LPG and petrol engine combination based variant has three trims for the customers to choose from. The mid level trim of this impressive hatchback is Hyundai EON LPG D Lite Plus and it has a balanced combination of striking exterior features along with other safety and comfort aspects integrated in it. The company has fitted an 814cc petrol/LPG engine in this hatchback that has a single overhead camshaft and is skilfully mated with a 5-speed manual transmission.
The outsides of this Hyundai EON LPG D Lite Plus have quite a few striking features, which will entice the buyers. The front fascia gets 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 that help the driver to get a clear vision. The side profile has black coloured door handles and also a singular driver side outside rear view mirror. The pronounced yet smartly carved out wheel arches of this Hyundai EON D Lite Plus has been fitted with a set of sturdy steel wheels of 12 inches that have hub caps on it. These wheels are covered with robust tubeless radial tyres of size 145/80 R 12 , which have a superior road grip on any terrain. The rear end gets a rear 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 that is making this small hatchback look sportier.
The overall dimensions of this small hatchback are rather liberal and it also has ample legroom along with good shoulder and head space. The total length of this hatchback is 3495mm and the overall width of this hatchback is 1550mm. Then the total height of this small car is 1500mm and it also has a spacious wheel base of 2380mm. It has a minimum ground clearance of 170mm and it also has a boot space, which can take in 215 litres of luggage, which can be further increased by folding the rear seat. This small hatchback is being sold in quite a few vivacious and refreshing metallic exterior paint options. The list includes a sparkling Coral White metallic finish, a Sleek Silver metallic option, a Mushroom metallic finish, a Ember Grey option, a Pristine Blue metallic finish and also a Maharajah Red finish.
The interiors of this Hyundai EON LPG D Lite Plus hatchback have been done up very elegantly. The seating arrangement is rather comfortable and this hatchback can accommodate five regular passengers in it with ease. The seats are covered with good quality fabric upholstery, while the interior color 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. 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
The company has equipped this small hatchback with a performance packed 814cc petrol/LPG combination engine that has three cylinders and nine valves affixed in it . This peppy petrol train has also has an efficient fuel supply system along with a single over head cam shaft for better performance. This impressive drive train has the capacity to generate 54.88bhp at 5500rpm in combination with 74.53Nm of torque at 4000rpm. This petrol engine has been skilfully mated with a 5-speed manual transmission .
Braking and Handling
The company has bestowed this charming Hyundai EON LPG D Lite Plus variant with a proficient braking system and a competent suspension system. 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. Alternatively, 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.
This trim has been included with some very important and crucial safety features in it. These features enhance the safety and security of the passengers as well as the vehicle. The list includes an internal rear view mirror for better handling and a very responsive steering wheel as well. This hatchback also gets a reinforced body structure, front and rear seat belts for the safety of all the occupants, a highly advanced engine immobilizer and child safety rear door locks along with a few other features , which ensure protection and better handling of this impressive small hatchback. All these features put together makes this variant, one of the best in its segment.
The company has incorporated quite a number of utility features in this small hatchback. This Hyundai EON LPG D Lite Plus has a very receptive two spoke motor driven electric power steering (EPS) wheel. Then it has a brilliant instrument cluster, which has quite a number of varied and critical notification lamps such as a dual trip meter, a low fuel warning lamp, a graphic band fuel gauge, a gear shift indicator, a remote boot lid as well as a remote fuel lid filler release and also a rear seat belt knuckle holder, a power outlet socket for charging mobiles of other gadgets and a few other functions as well. This hatchback trim also has a powerful air conditioning unit, which cools the entire cabin within no time. All these features put together makes this charming hatchback one of the top selling vehicles in its segment.
Good mileage, effortless driving, striking exteriors.
A few more features can be added and small boot space.