The Hyundai Eon, the small car developed especially for the Indian market is getting takers from other international markets too. Hyundai Motors has begun exporting the Eon to Nepal and Thailand. The small car was displayed at the Manilla International Auto Show along with the Veloster sports car.
The Hyundai Eon's distributor in Philippines has claimed that the small car will offer a mileage of 26.3kmpl! Hyundai Motors India has only claimed that the Eon will deliver a mileage of 21.1kmpl. However, Hyundai Asia Resources, from Philippines has said the Eon will can run for 26.3 kilometres per litre of petrol in the economy test conducted in Phillipines.
The Eon being launched in Philippines is powered by the same 800cc engine found in the Indian variant. The engine is capable of generating 55bhp and 75Nm of torque. The Eon is Hyundai's latest attempt at increasing its market share in India.
It is quite surprising that the same car can deliver a much better mileage in a different country. Is it just the test conditions in Philippines that have helped the Eon? No one can really tell. But we would not mind if the Hyundai Eon can deliver the same kind of fuel economy in India too.
The Hyundai Eon was launched last year with the promise of delivering an affordable small car that is stylish, comfortable and efficient. The car received a warm welcome but Hyundai was not able to make a great dent in to Maruti Suzuki's sales. The Eon was launched at a time when small petrol cars were becoming less attractive when compared to compact diesel cars. The eon has now picked up pace and is now having an international presence too.
With features such as power windows, keyless entry and USB connectivity, Hyundai has managed to make the Eon quite attractive. The Eon is priced at Rs.5.21 lakhs and Rs.5.92 lakhs in Philippines.