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09.02.2015
India
Sector: LPG

Hyundai Eon LPG - motorises India

According to the Indian Auto LPG Coalition (IAC), LPG autogas is India's most widely available alternative fuel, with approx. 900 refueling stations across the country. Most carmakers present there offer LPG-powered versions of their models, and so does Hyundai.
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Hyundai Eon© Hyundai IndiaThe Eon is smaller and lighter than the i10, so no wonder it covers 500 km with 27 l of LPG

In fact, the Korean brand has a line-up of several models running on autogas. Among them there's the Eon, manufactured by Hyundai Motors India Ltd. in Chennai (Madras) and offered in this version since January 2012. It's been proving quite popular since, particularly because LPG offers a cost advantage over relatively expensive petrol.

The Eon features a toroidal LPG tank with a gross capacity of 34 l (net capacity: 27,2 l), fitted inside the spare wheel well. It is said to provide approx. 500 km of range between refuelings, while the 32-litre petrol tank is good for another 700 km (1200 km combined).

LPG conversion may be ordered with any of the Eon's three trim packages (D-Lite+, Era+ and Magna+), all of them sporting the same 3-cylinder, 3-valves-per-cylinder, 814 cm3 engine offering 56 PS at 5500 RPM and 75 Nm at 4000 RPM. The unit runs the front wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox.

The LPG system is an electronically controlled vapour state sequential injection, activated via a button composed into the dashboard. If the driver wants to choose the fuel manually, that is, for the car always starts in petrol mode and then automatically switches over to LPG autogas. The LPG Eon is also offered outside India: in Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.



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Piotr Złoty
source: Hyundai India



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