Hyundai EON D-Lite Plus – a fascinatingly uncommon car for common man!
Pros : compact size, high fuel economy, new age looks, feature rich interior
Cons : slightly higher price tag, tacky interiors
In India, every second car sold carries a Maruti Badge. And in the small car segment, it seems like every one is buying either a Maruti Alto or a Maruti Wagon R. These two Maruti cars are so common in the country that in the single street of my house, 7 out of 11 house holders own either an Alto or a Wagon R. But I as a person have always been having a quest for doing something different in my life, something that is not so common and something that is out of the league.
So, when I bid adieu to my bike and decided to upgrade form a two-wheeler to a low price small car about 4 months back, the only option I kept in consideration were Hyundai Eon or Tata Nano. The Tata Nano soon thrown out of my options, when my wife strictly opposed to buy that car due to its moderate looks and raise safety concerns after a number of fire incidents at that time.
Soon after taking test drive, I was sure that Hyundai EON is the car i am going for. The Eon D-Lite Plus variant was the most suitable to my budget and needs as it carries a price tag of Rs 2,98,214 (ex-showroom) and has power steering and AC features. The mileage is no concern with this car as its highly fuel efficient 814 CC engine delivers a peak fuel economy of up to 19 km per liter (though in city areas it dips down to just 14 km per liter. So far, I and my wife quite satisfied with the performance of this car, and the jaw - dropping gestures it is receiving form the neighbors, friends and relatives.