Hyundai Eon, the popular hatchback from the South Korean carmaker, has been experiencing fierce rivalry from the Renault Kwid, Tata Tiago and Datsun Redi GO. With an aim to boost its sales, Hyundai India is planning to bring in the first facelift of the hatchback sometime in 2017. The new Hyundai Eon 2017 facelift will see minor exterior and interior upgrades, since its new-generation model is due for 2018 which will have an entirely new design.
First launched in October 2011, the Hyundai Eon was an instant hit for the South Korean carmaker in India. Within short duration of its arrival, the hatchback started eating into the sales of Maruti Alto which had almost no competition before. Aggressive pricing, sporty design and most importantly a cabin with lots of features are the key factors behind the wide popularity of the Eon. Read – Upcoming Hyundai Cars in India
On the exterior, the new Hyundai Eon 2017 facelift might receive a new grille, re-designed bumpers, revised headlights and tail lights. The interior design and features of the new Eon are likely to remain unchanged. Though, the car might get a touchscreen infotainment system that will help it withstand against the Renault Kwid.
Mechanically, the new Hyundai Eon 2017 will remain unchanged. The hatchback will continue to feature the 0.8-litre iRDE and 1.0-litre Kappa Dual VTVT three-cylinder petrol engines. While the former churns out 55.2bhp with 74.5Nm, the latter one makes 68.05bhp with 94.14Nm. Both the powertrains are paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.