The entry-level car from Hyundai, the Eon faces a stiff competition from the newer launches like Kwid in the market. To keep the car fresh, Hyundai has introduced a new special edition model – Eon Sports. The limited edition vehicle comes with an all-new touch sensitive AVN (Audio Video Navigation) system with mirror link. The sports edition is available with the Era+ and the Magna+ models. The car remains similar mechanically.
From the outside, the sports edition gets minor touch-ups to make it look different from the regular Eon. There are side body moulding and graphics on the either side of the vehicle. The Sports variant also comes with a pair of sporty silver roof rails that further makes the vehicle stand out.
On the inside, the Eon gets a big 6.2-inch touch sensitive infotainment that comes with phone link. The system plays music through a two-speaker setup that is placed in the door panels. However, there are no controls for the system on the steering wheel and rest of the cabin also remains unchanged.
The move is targeted to match up the feature list of the Renault Kwid that became the first car in the segment to offer touch-sensitive AVN system.
The Eon Sports gets powered by the 0.8-litre MPI petrol engine that produces a maximum of 55 BHP and 75 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox as standard. It returns a maximum fuel efficiency of 21.1 km/l as per ARAI. The regular version of the Eon also gets 1.0-litre Kappa engine that produces 68 BHP and 94 Nm of torque.
Hyundai also has plans to launch 8 all-new vehicles in the coming times. The company is planning to relaunch the Santro moniker in the market. In recent future, the South Korean manufacturer will launch the Hyundai Xcent and the Hyundai Verna in the market.