It has been coming for a long time now, and it has finally come. The Eon, which served as an entry-level hatchback in Hyundai’s line-up, is to be discontinued soon. Though not officially confirmed by Hyundai, it is said that the production of the car has come to an end.
This may be due to the slump in sales and the return of the Santro for Hyundai. The Eon managed to sell just one unit last month, and five in October 2018. It now seems only a matter of time till the official confirmation arrives.
Launched in 2011, the Eon did garner some interest at that time and averaged close to 6,000 units sold per month during its first year. It did manage to take some limelight from the Maruti Suzuki Alto, but the Eon did not have a punchy engine and enough cabin space to keep the momentum going. Hyundai recently launched the Santro, which will help the automaker on regaining some lost ground.
Hyundai’s plant, located in Chennai, does have a limited plant capacity by which the Eon will be replaced in favour of the Santro. Tighter emissions and safety norms will come into effect next-year, which the Eon does not comply to. Hyundai does offer discounts upto Rs.60,000 on the Eon, in a bid to clear remaining stocks.
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