India’s second largest car manufacturer, Hyundai recently launched its small car ‘EON’ in the Indian market and is planning to sell around 12,000 units per month. The Maruti managed to sell more than 21,000 units of the Alto last month and over 13,000 units of the Wagon R. Compared to this, Hyundai sold over 9,700 units of the i10 hatchback. The car maker has already received 7500 bookings for the Eon small car. Meanwhile, the car maker is also planning to launch the EON in select few countries abroad.
The car maker is also thinking of introducing LPG and CNG variants, but says there are no plans for a diesel engine. A diesel might also work for Hyundai India given the popularity of the oil burner. Following the Eon LPG, the i10 LPG could be introduced.
“The company has plans to roll out at least two models each year beginning 2012 addressing aspirations of different consumer sections. While there is no plan for diesel engine option in EON, we may consider bringing in more variants possibly LPG and CNG,” he explained. Hyundai’s Korean R&D centre has worked along with their local R&D in Hyderabad to bring out the Fluidic design of the EON,” Mr. Arvind Saxena, Director (Sales and Marketing), Hyundai India, said.
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