We have attended the world premier of the Hyundai Eon small car in Gurgaon World on 13th of October 2011 by Hyundai World. We have already shared with you all the details here – Price, Features Specifications, Colour Options and Pictures of Hyundai Eon World. We have also compared the Hyundai Eon with World’s Best Selling Maruti Alto. During the world premier and Official Worldn launch, we got to see the car up and close from outside and inside, so we have complied a detailed Video review of about 5 minutes and lots of exclusive pictures of Exteriors and Interiors of the Hyundai Eon from all angles. In this article, we will share with you all these exclusive pictures and also share our views on what we like and what we didn’t like in the Hyundai Eon.
image- Hyundai Eon Front Left side view
Hyundai Eon Detailed Exterior and Interior Video Review
Hyundai Eon Exterior and Interior Pictures and Review
Below you can see a blue coloured Hyundai Eon Top end Sportz variant with body coloured door handles, outside rear view mirrors, body coloured bumpers, fog lamps. The Eon does look very classy in the small car segment.
image- Hyundai Eon Front Side View
Below you can see 6 pictures of Hyundai Eon from all angles for a better understanding of its shape. There are more pictures with close ups following these images.
Hyundai Eon Exteriors Images from All Angles and Review
Hyundai Eon has a very impressive and sporty side profile. The Eon has a very well sculpted design with sporty side contours, rear spoiler adds to the sportiness along with the high mounted tail lamp cluster design.
image- Hyundai Eon Side Profile
The rear hatch door of the Eon is very sporty with a rounded rear windshield at an almost perpendicular angle to the ground merging fluidly into the metal parts of the hatch door and the spoiler at the top.
image- Hyundai Eon Rear side view
Below is a closer look of the rear section of the Eon. The tail lamps are rising from the top of the rear bumper, in a rounded wraparound side profile and getting sleeker as they touch the rear spoiler. This is a very attractive design element of Eon.
image- Hyundai Eon Tail lamp cluster
The front side view of the Eon gives you a good look of how the large windshield merges smoothly with the roof and the front bonnet giving it’s a fluid and aerodynamic look. Large windshield also make the cabin feel brighter and larger at the same time improving the visibility for the driver.
image- Hyundai Eon Front Right side view
The front door glass window area is larger than the rear one and looks quite wee proportionate. Both front and rear window are nearly triangular in shape. The headlamps wrap around the side of the cars to a good depth and makes the front look larger than it actually is. The length of the car ahead of the windshield is not as high as we find in contemporary designs like a Maruti Alto.
image- Hyundai Eon Front right view
There is a look of triangular elements with hexagonal grille which is also like a merger of two triangles sharing the same base. In simple words, the car has got sharp styling with many triangular shapes at places.
image- Hyundai Eon Front grille, bumpers, fog lamps
If you look closely at the head lamp cluster from front, it give a subtle triangular look with large size making it looks different and elegant.
image- Hyundai Eon Head lamps and fog lamps
The fog lamps are also triangular in shape but the corners are rounded. There are few sharp lines and more rounded edges along the exterior design of the Eon.
image- Hyundai Eon Fog lamps
The steel wheels of the Hyundai Eon are painted in black colour so they are hardly visible and the full wheel caps of good finishing make them look like alloy wheels if you look at it from a distance. Only on observing closely you can see that its actually steel wheels, which is an intelligent thing to keep the cost low and still give it a more premium look.
image- Hyundai Eon Front Left View
image- Hyundai Eon Rear Left view
The boot door opens with a high loading height and narrow entry width, which may cause trouble in loading heavy luggage, but the overall volume for luggage space is ample. The fuel lid of the Eon is neat and round in shape with internal lock which release from cable operated control near driver seat.
image- Hyundai Eon Opened hatch door and fuel lid
image- Hyundai Eon Opened Bonnet
The shape of the door handle also carries the rounded cornered triangle elements with very good looks especially in the body colored door handles.
image- Hyundai Eon Body Coloured Door Handles
The outside rear view mirrors are also body coloured for the top end variants and look very premium for a small car.
image- Hyundai Eon Body Coloured ORVM
The tyres on Eon are tubeless for high puncture resistance and hassle free journey.
image- Hyundai Eon Full wheel caps
The Pearl silver colour of the Eon looks very elegant and appealing. This particular colour seemed to attract many onlookers as compared to other colours which were on the display at the same time.
image- Hyundai Eon Pearl Silver Colure with Door Opened
The pristine blue colour is super sporty and looks very vibrant, it should appeal to youth to a big extent. Recently, New Maruti Swift 2011 also came up with Blue colour which makes it looks stand apart form the crowd.
image- Hyundai Eon Blue Colour
The black and blue combination near the ORVM, and Blue Silver combination near the headlamps and wheel covers make the Blue colour very sporty in its appeal.
image- Hyundai Eon Wraparound Headlamp Design
For those who prefer more subtle and sober dull colours, the metallic gray will be an attractive choice.
image- Hyundai Eon Metallic Grey
Hyundai Eon Interior Images and Review
The quality of plastics, fabrics, and placement is good. The dashboard has a very clean and good look with black and beige elements and with a touch of silver for the higher variants.
image- Hyundai Eon Dashboard and Console
The front seats have good back support, side support and under-thigh support. The steering wheel is tilt adjustable, so the seating position and posture can be made more comfortable for longer commuting.
image- Hyundai Eon Driver Side Door View
The side AC vents are large, but the airflow does get restricted front the AC vent of the driver side as the steering wheel is in front of the AC vent. This happens in a large number of cars, so not a big issue, the middle AC vents are placed quite aptly for good airflow to the rear seats as well. There is a knob to adjust the angle of the head lamp beam.
image- Hyundai Eon Head lamps beam adjust knob and front AC vent on driver side
The instrument console is simple and elegant with touches of silver on black. There is no tachometer (RPM meter) even in the top end variant. The large dial in the middle is the speedo meter marked till 180 KMPH. Just below that is a digital Odometer and Trip meter. On the right side there is a small fuel gauge dial with trip meter button and on the left side is the temperature gauge for the engine.
image- Hyundai Eon Instrument Cluster
The steering wheel comes loaded with an airbag for safety of the driver. The 3 spoke silver black steering wheel does add a very sporty appeal to the Eon.
image- Hyundai Eon 3 Spoke Sporty Steering Wheel
The central console looks very well designed with integrated Audio controls. There is a 2-DIN audio system with CD/ USB / iPod / Radio and AUX – input with two speakers mounted on the front doors of the Eon. The USB input and Aux input ports are very neatly integrated into the console.
The AC knobs are easy to use and are of good quality. They add to the aesthetic appeal of the console.
image- Hyundai Eon Central Console
image- Hyundai Eon AC Controls
The glove box is deep and offers ample space to keep small stuff in it which you need inside the cabin. The design of the under-dashboard space has been very intelligent with more space carved out for the legroom on the front seats, the same as we observe on a Honda Brio.
image- Hyundai Eon Glove Box
The gear knob is comfortable placed with smooth cable shift gear arrangement and short through easy to slot gears. The clutch pedal is also quite light which is a point for for congested city driving conditions. There is a 12V power socket just below the central console for charging laptops, mobile phones etc. on the go.
image- Hyundai Eon View of Interiors form Rear Seat
The front view of the car looks very elegant from inside.
image- Hyundai Eon View of Interiors form Rear Seat
The cabin light, roof lining etc. are also of good quality. There is no vanity mirror on any of the sun visors on the Eon.
image- Hyundai Eon Cabin light on roof and Inside rear view mirror
The front door on driver side has power windows controls for both the front door windows, and arms rest integrated along with a small map pocket at the bottom. The door trims in beige and brown looks very appealing in terms of aesthetics.
image- Hyundai Eon Driver Side Door
image- Hyundai Eon Passenger side Door
The passenger side door on the front has power window control for that side only. There are internally adjustable outside rear view mirrors but the inside rear view mirror is a simple one without no day-night function which is useful for dimming the glared of the headlamps of vehicles behind you during night driving.
image- Hyundai Eon Rear Seat Leg Space
The rear leg space is ample, with the driving seat adjusted for a medium heath 5’7” tall driver, the rear seat offered decent legroom for its segment. However, the shoulder room maybe a problem as the Eon does not feel very wide from inside on the rear seats, so it may not comfortably sit 3 adult passengers at the rear seat.
image- Hyundai Eon Rear Seat
The rear door trims are also dual tone with silver finish inside door handles, but do not offer map pockets and power window feature even in the top end variant.
image- Hyundai Eon Rear door Left
There is integrated arm rest for the rear passenger in the door trim.
image- Hyundai Eon Rear Door right
The rear parcel tray, which is hinged on the inside behind the rear seat offers for a convenience storage space on the inside.
image- Hyundai Eon Boot and Parcel Tray
The large boot area of 215 litre is enough for usual commuting luggage needs. The space for the luggage can be increased by dropping the rear seat down to make loads of space.
image- Hyundai Eon Boot Space
The inside feel of the Eon is quite well lit and premium in feel.
image- Hyundai Eon View From rear seat
The engine compartment is also sleek and well packaged so that more length of the car can be used as cabin and boot space.
image- Hyundai Eon Engine Compartment
image- Hyundai Eon engine compartment
What We Like In Hyundai Eon
- Premium Interiors
- Sporty Styling
- Adorable Price Tag
- Fuel Economy of 21.1 KMPL
- Efficient Packaging
- Good Boot Space
- Good Engine Performance Specs
- Elegant Looks
- Good Colour Options
- Fit and Finish
- Front Seat Comfort
- Good Audio system
- Interior Color Tone
What We Don’t Like or Could Be Better In Hyundai Eon
- Rear Seat Shoulder Room Could have been better
- Day-night Inside Rear View mirror missing
- High loading height on boot
- Less space for water bottles or cubby holes for small stuff on the inside
The crust of the matter is the Hyundai Eon seems to be a good value for the money for the price tag and the best looking small car in its segment as of now.
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