Hyundai Eon, the last word in the category of Datsun GO and Maruti Alto K10, is bound to get a 1.0L 3-cylinder engine, instead of the existing 814cc 3-cylinder motor. The major reason for the change is to beef up the existing product instead of launching a new one to compete the new arrivals of segment.
The existing engine of 814cc produces 56 PS of power at 5500 RPM and 75 Nm of torque at 4000 RPM, and it was borrowed from the Santro. Now, this all new whole one liter motor is expected to be based on the 1.2-litre Kappa of 3-cylinder.
Hopefully, the enhancement in the cubic capacity will also increase the power output. The increment in the range of 60-65PS peak power and approximately 90Nm of torque are speculated.
Reportedly, the Hyundai is already testing the Eon with new powerplant at its testing facility in Hyderabad. And the Eon too is two and a half year old, so some tweaking on the cosmetics can also be speculated at the time of launch.