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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Hyundai EON - Perfect Small Car - Part 2


The Hyundai EON - The perfect small car which has been already visited by indian bikes review comes again for further review with specs analysis in detail.

EON is the second entry level car from Hyundai. 800cc cars in the segment already well established and with cars ranging from 624cc (Nano) to as high as 1100cc(Santro) the segment is really wide and deep. Understanding the current scenario of the segment with Santro, its quite old elder sibling hyundai has the responsibility to introduce EON.

Well without disappointment, Hyundai has done their job. The result is the excellent car in the segment.

Ok, we are not going to speak about the regular features that are already available in this segment and the analysis will more compare the cars around 800cc since EON falls into the lower end entry level cars.

  1. Exterior Design: Fluidic design is really an awesome design by the hyundai starting from verna. Really EON gives you an impression like you are looking at the mini version of the Verna with extra fluidic curves.
  2. Dashboard & Cockpit: Dashboard again derived from Verna but it provides more premium looks such that it really improves the value of the car looks. Cockpit which is the most exciting part which gives a very good welcome once u enter the car (Really impressive!!!)
  3. Entertainment System: Entertainment system is another value add even it can be discussed with the dash board wanted to mention it specifically. Added with 2 din speaker, USB port and AUX port which is best shot for the current day users. 

Well, If it is 800cc car, then it is Maruti 800 or Alto is the current day trend. With simple design and not much value adds they created a trend. This is what the market knows but no more since the EON has created a new standards as usual which forces aggressive competition for the segment.

Best thing is market is growing healthy. 

Kudos Indian Automobile Market!!!

Cheers!!!


Monday, July 29, 2013

FORD - ECO SPORT - Truly ECO

The Ford EcoSport is a mini sport utility vehicle (SUV), originally built in Brazil by Ford since 2003 at the Cama├žari plant. A second generation concept model was launched at the 2012 Delhi Motor Show and is intended to be assembled in a new factory in Chennai, India (It's my native city)

Let's speak about the engine:

The list of powertrains includes Ford's newest, most advanced engine-the 1.0-litre EcoBoost-3 cylinder, turbocharged, cast-iron engine. Ford's decided to use cast-iron for the engine block instead of aluminium improved engine warm-up time by 50 percent. However, The 3-cylinder engine design causes inherent vibrations, which Ford overcame by incorporating a deliberately unbalanced flywheel. Employing the unbalanced flywheel conserves energy more efficiently than employing the more commonly-used balance shafts to ensure smooth running. Additionally, an internal timing belt bathed in engine oil ensures longer life and even greater efficiency. The EcoBoost engine design is quite compact, with the entire engine block's height and width dimensions comparable to an A4 size sheet of paper.

Along with the 1.0 L EcoBoost engine, the Indian market also gat a 1.5 L Ti-VCT petrol engine, which produces 108 bhp  and 140 Nm. The EcoSport will also feature a 1.5L TDCi diesel engine that outputs 90bhp power and 204 Nm of torque at 2000-2750 rpm

Fuel Economy:

Real economy is determined by the fuel consumption and the ford really made it true this time also.

  • 22.7 kmpl (1.5L Diesel)
  • 18.9 kmpl (1.0L EcoBoost Petrol)
  • 15.8 kmpl (1.5L Petrol)
Conclusion:

Ford ECO Sport is really a ECO car interm of Engine size, Engine design, Price, Mileage whatelse not?. Hence it is really a sure shot for the ford to win the market hands down.

This is not all. I want to review more about this car in my future post. Wait till then.

My Score for Ford Eco sport 
  • 1.0L Eco Boost Petrol - 9/10
  • 1.5L Petrol & Diesel - 8/10
Cheers!!!

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