Expert Review of Hyundai EON D Lite Plus
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the Indian subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company, launched the new pocket-sized wee family car called ‘EON D lite plus’.Indians are obsessed with mileage, the most populated segment and to rule the root is Maruti Suzuki. To challenge the reigning champion, Hyundai is all set with its new puny car Eon D lite plus. It has been engineered and designed by automaker KOREAN exclusively for Indian customers. Hyundai Eon D lite plus A segment small car possesses fear flies to the loop overbear Maruti Alto, the highest selling passenger car by Maruti Suzuki. Hyundai’s new puny car has exaggerated headlines with incredible starting price, but to get power steering and air-con you’ll have to shell out at least Rs. 3.5 lakhs. New jazzy, groovy, eco-friendly, affordable entry level hatchback that feels a notch higher than its class has unveiled with affordable pricing. This no-frills option is the one to own if you are a first time car buyer with a tight budget. It looks smashing, both inside and outside, and the interior space will pleasantly surprise you. No ABS to keep the costs down. 814cc Intelligent Responsive Drive Engine (iRDE) petrol engine ensures maximum power output of 55.2bhp at 5500rpm and peak torque of 74.5Nm at 4000rpm. Certified fuel economy of 21.1kmpl by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), has become the unique selling point (USP) of the car.The bountiful interiors boast of ample of legroom in the front as well as the rear to fulfill family requirements. Moreover, safety aspects are well addressed in this vehicle, as the car consists of several active and passive arrangements.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Hyundai Eon D lite plus has promoted as a better fuel efficient car in its crew.As per the certificate granted by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Hyundai EON D lite plus with its SOHC Petrol Engine delivers fuel economy of 21.1kmpl.Fuel tank capacity is 32liters and returns an impressive mileage of 17.0kmpl while zipping through the city and about 21.1kmpl while being driven on highways. The fuel efficient car has flared interest of mileage-conscious Indian consumers.
Hyundai Eon D lite plus comes in six colors, get interior and exterior color combinations of Hyundai EON D Lite Plus car in India. The six colors are Sleek Silver, Coral White, Mushroom, Dark Grey Metallic, Pristine Blue, and Maharajah Red.
Acceleration and Pick up
On the nature of beast of acceleration and pick up, Hyundai Eon D lite plus fares better than Hyundai Santro Xing and Maruti Suzuki Alto. The petrol running, HyundaiEon D lite plus races from 0 to 100kmph in just 21 seconds, with its top speed being clocked at 135kmpl.
Hyundai Eon D lite plus looks magnetizing; Hyundai’s new fluidic scheme is a boon for Indian customers. The curvy appearance of the car makes it look much more premium than what it is.The fluidic lines start from the front bumper and moves along nicely into the edgy tail lamps. Rear bumper is sharp and broad at the corners, giving car an edgy look.It has ample space in the floor console, allowing comfortable position for passengers. Electronic Multi-Trip meter, Glove Compartment, Fabric Upholsteryare the appraising interiors. Moreover, its wheel arches and shoulder line add elegance to its exteriors. On the other hand, exclusive curvy rear featuring detailed taillights grab attention of onlookers.
The air-conditioner of Hyundai Eon D lite plus takes the sting out and provides comfortable journey in the blister heat. Besides these it has power steering which makes drive comfortable, remote trunk opener, Remote fuel lid opener, accessory power outlet,armrests provides optimum comfort to occupants,‘Low fuel warning’ notifies driver for refueling the petrol tank in time. These add on features give comfort and ease in driving and make a ride a merry fun.
The car is 3495mm in length, 1550mm wide and has a height of 1500mm. The ground clearance of Hyundai Eon D lite plus is 170mm which gives it an added comfort as it can drive over potholes and uneven roads with quite an ease.The headroom and legroom space is one of the major features of the car, which is the basis for the comfort and every buyer wants to know. The wheel base is 2380mm, front tread is 1386mm and rear tread is 1368mm. The fuel tank capacity is 32liters and seating capacity is 5 passengers.
Hyundai Eon D lite plus is assembled with a fuel efficient 0.8-litre 55.2bhp 9VSOHC Petrol Engine that has a capacity to churn out peak power of 55.2bhp at 5500rpm and ensures maximum torque of 74.5Nm at 4000rpm. Moreover, the car is integrated with the unique SOHC valve configuration and MPFI fuel supply system.
The puny Hyundai Eon D lite plus are fitted with new aged tyres and runs on 145/80 R12 sized tubeless tyres.
The front suspension of Hyundai Eon D lite plus is McPherson Strut with Coil Spring & Anti Roll Bar, the rear suspension is Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring and contains gas type shock absorbers.
Handling and Control
The Reinforced Body Structure of Hyundai Eon D lite plus is a comfort and ease to drive. The Front & Rear Seat Belts, Child Safety Rear Door Locks are there for safety purpose, Engine Immobilizer is a plain sailing hilt and Inside Rear View Mirror is asylum for passengers.
The one of the supreme attractions that this car possesses, among the average Indian customers who dream of owing a car, is the price. Adding to this the car makers have paid special attention on the designing of the car which is a low priced car but has a charismatic affects on the customers. The special styling of the car has given a positive rating to it.
Hyundai Eon D lite plus being a low priced car, does not come with advanced comfort and safety features, which are available in the high priced hatchbacks. The car does not have power windows and power door locks, which might be a drawback for many car lovers. Furthermore, it lacks in Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and traction control, which lowers the safety level.