The Hyundai Eon was initially introduced in India in October 2011. A year after, it was launched in Vietnam. In 2014, it was unveiled in Sri Lanka. Due to its success, Hyundai Motor Company launched this best-selling compact vehicle in Peru, Panama, El Salvador, Chile, Nicaragua, Nepal, El Salvador, and Columbia as the Hyundai Atos Eon.
In the Philippines, the Hyundai Eon was unveiled in March 2012. In April 2017, due to the vehicle’s high demand nationwide, Hyundai Asia Resources Incorporated started producing the Hyundai Eon at their automobile plant in Santa Rosa, Laguna.
In 2017, Hyundai Motor Corporation released a Hyundai Eon Sports edition with an Era+ and Magna+ variants. It featured a revamped exterior equipped with pleasant details and an updated cabin with modern amenities.
The Hyundai Eon measures 3,495mm long, 1,550mm wide, and 1,500mm tall. Like its bigger brothers, this city car is designed with the Hyundai Fluidic design concept as seen from pleasant curves designed throughout its body. Highlights include a nicely-shaped hexagonal front grille for efficient air intake, a pair of sweptback headlights, a front and rear fender, tall taillights, body-colored door handles and side mirror, and a rear spoiler with a high-mounted stop lamp. Supporting the Hyundai Eon is a set of 13-inch fully capped wheels.
The Hyundai Eon is built with a 2,380mm wheelbase. It offers a decent and comfortable space for five fully grown passengers. Notable features include the fluidic-design themed cabin with silver trimmings, a green-lighted three-pod analog instrument display, a three-spoke manual tilt steering wheel, a well-designed dashboard with durable plastic buttons and controls, a single-din music system for entertainment, cupholders, door map pockets, and comfortable seats covered in vinyl and fabric.
Technology & Safety Features
For safety, the Hyundai Eon is built with side impact bars, side repeaters, seatbelts, and child safety door locks at the rear.
Platform & Chassis
The Hyundai Eon shares the Hyundai Kia SA platform with the Kia Picanto, the Hyundai i10, and the Kia Ray. It is built with a reinforced body structure that lessens the force of impact during accidents.
It is affixed with a McPherson strut suspension at the front and a torsion beam axle at the rear. Its braking power is assisted by discs at the front and drums at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Hyundai Eon is powered by an 813 cc three-cylinder engine mated with a five-speed manual transmission. It is guaranteed to produce 56 horsepower with 76 Newton meters of torque.