Hyundai Motor India will probably discontinue the Hyundai Eon, the entry level small car by the end of December. Hyundai has also declared to bring a replacement to the Hyundai Eon by its upcoming four wheeler code named as AH2. The alternative AH2 will be named Hyundai Santro and will be available in the auto markets by Diwali that is by the month of November, 2018. The Hyundai Eon is likely to be discontinued because it does not comply with the upcoming safety features that will commence from April, 2019. Besides that the Hyundai Eon was not compliant with the emission norms that will enforce from 2020.
However, Hyundai India Motors is likely to launch the 2018 Santro in the month of October. The replacement of the Hyundai Eon that is the 2018 Santro will abide by the 2019 safety norms and will comply with the emission features of 2020. It will be powered to the 1.1 litre petrol engine and will get matted to a five speed manual gearbox. The 2018 Hyundai Santro will be the first car of the Hyundai India Motors to come with automated manual transmission. The 2018 Santro will face stiff competition from the Maruti WagonR and the top end trims of the Renault Kwid.
The sources reported, “It is confirmed that the Eon will be discontinued and some suppliers have also been told that the product will be available for just a year. This is also a very prudent decision by a successful company like Hyundai since Eon will not be to stand the new crash norms. So, they are replacing it with a better product which will adhere to all the new norms.”
The Hyundai India Motors launched the Hyundai Eon back in 2011 in order to compet with the Maruti Suzuki Alto. But to the Hyundai’s dissatisfaction, the Eon was not a commercial hit. The discontinuation of the Production of Hyundai Eon will create more space for engineering of the upcoming models by the Hyundai India Motors. Hyundai is planning to launch a micro SUV along with the new 2018 Santro.
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