Following the feature updation spree in India, Hyundai now revised some features on two of its cars- Xcent and EON. Hyundai has updated some features on compact sedan Xcent the while the entry level hatchback EON misses out on some features. Recently, company has eliminated some features on Elite i20 on high input cost ground.
Ford Figo Aspire is launching on 12th August 2015 which might have forced Hyundai to take this decision in order to make it more feature rich. The base and S trim of compact sedan now gets ABS making it as standard equipment across the line up. The SX trim has been discontinued while the S (O) variant now sports dual front airbags and rear parking sensor with the display integrated into rear view mirror. Features on top SX (O) variant remain unchanged.
While Xcent gets some additional features, EON has lost some. The D Lite+ trim now looses out on body colored bumpers and front chrome grille. This will be replaced with a black plastic bumper and body colored grille respectively. The top spec variant Era+ misses out on central locking while equipment list on other trims remain intact.
Under the hood, both cars remain unaltered. The sub 4m sedan continue to be powered by a 1.2l Petrol unit producing 82bhp power and 114Nm torque and a 1.1l CRDi diesel with 71bhp and 180Nm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and 4-speed AT. On the other Hand, Hyundai EON pulls the power from 0.8l and 1.0l engines with both mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
It’s really shocking to see that Hyundai is going for cost cutting on its entry level hatchback. The company will soon revise the prices of all the models except newly launched Creta SUV.