Competition among the entry level cars with a 1.0-litre engine is just about to get tougher in India with the soon-to-be-launched Datsun Redigo 1.0-litre. Eon, the entry-level model from the Korean car manufacturer Hyundai, first received a 1.0-litre Kappa engine upgrade in first half of 2014. As both cars share similarity in terms of bodystyle and pricing, here below we have a spec comparison between the two.
Hyundai Eon 1.0-litre is available in Era+, Magna and Magna (O) variants, while the upcoming Datsun Redigo 1.0-litre will be available in T (O) and S trim levels. In terms of power output figures, the Eon produces 68bhp of power and 94Nm of torque. The upcoming Redigo produces 67bhp of power and 91Nm of torque. Both the vehicles come mated to a five-speed manual transmission. On the power aspect, both cars perform more or less in the same manner.
Speaking about the interior and features, the top spec Eon gets two-tone seats anda 2-DIN music system with AUX, USB and iPod compatibility. The vehicle gets a black and beige dashboard with a cubbyhole above the glovebox.Apart from most of the featuresfrom the top spec 800cc sibling, the bigger Eon also gets fog lamps on the front and body coloured bumpers. The Redigo on the other hand borrows most of the components from its smaller engine sibling. The top-spec Redigo 1.0-litre gets black interior, fabric seats, front power windows, body coloured bumpers and a 2-DIN music system. The S trim additionally offers LED DRLs and a driver side airbag. In terms of features, the Redigo emerges a winner among the two.
Currently, the Eon 1.0-litre is priced between Rs 4.2 lakhs – Rs 4.53 lakhs. The Redigo 1.0-litre, on the other hand, is expected to cost an additional Rs 30,000 – Rs 40,000 over the 800cc variant which currently starts at Rs 3.25 lakh. The Eon has been around for a while now and the Redigo being the latest one to be offered, clearly offers more interesting features. However, the pricing aspect will be a key factor that will decide its success in India.