July 31, 2012
-- During the past few years in the Philippine auto market, carmakers have introduced subcompact cars -and it seems new models are introduced every year. These subcompact cars promise cheap and affordable transport for those who do not want to commute and spare themselves the hassle of being packed in trains and waiting in long queues.
Shortly after being introduced in India, Hyundai Philippines has launched the EON, a subcompact hatchback in the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS 2012). Similar to other Hyundai cars, the EON has the characteristic design with an edged bevel starting from the headlamps, swooping to the car doors and terminating at the taillights. At the front, the Hyundai logo is prominently displayed framed by the signature hexagonal grille. Half-moon taillights at the back of the EON are accented by a rear spoiler.
Handling of the EON is stable, with MacPherson strut-type suspension at its front, while not sacrificing comfort of passengers. With a turning radius of 4.55 meters, weaving in and out of traffic is a breeze as well as parking in tight spaces. The subcompact Hatchback is powered by a 0.8 liter Epsilon multi-point injection engine that belts out 55 horse power. The EON literally sips gasoline as it was reported that that it has a fuel-efficiency of 26.3 Km/L based on a fuel economy run by Hyundai. Although positioned as an economy car, Hyundai has equipped the EON with power windows, keyless entry, driver's side airbag, a stereo with USB input.
The EON is sold by Hyundai Asia Resources in the Philippines starting at PHP438,000. It is available in Red, Blue, Yellow, Silver, White, Grey, Black and Brown.
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