Most of the small cars are so closely matched on power trains and equipment that usually its styling that swings buying preferences.
Chevrolet cars are well regarded for its style, precision and comfort. The Spark is not far behind in this matter. The Spark has been an instant hit in the Indian car market and comes with an improved body design.
Coming face to face with the Spark is another entry level small car and one of most complete contender. Hyundai’s smallest car ever, the Eon, is a challenger in this segment, but will it beat the Spark? Let us find the same in this comparison.
The Chevrolet Spark received an update in 2012 and is taller. The driver gets a better view of the road ahead. The exterior features a new grille with the Chevy logo and a lot of chrome on front bumpers and around fog lamps, dual tone rear bumpers with integrated reflectors.
The Eon has a better design. Keeping all the Hyundai family traits like a big hexagonal grille and the detailing in the head lamps, the Eon has stayed true to Hyundai’s new fluidic look.
The Spark and the Eon have almost the same dimensions. The only difference lies in the wheelbase and height where the Eon scores better.
Eon has a much better interior when compared to the Spark. The feature Hyundai Eon has tilt steering, audio system with USB, AUX connectivity, power windows, rear parcel tray, driver airbag, keyless entry, and aluminium finish steering wheel. The Spark comes with a rear defogger, front and rear power windows, power steering, AC, audio system with USB and AUX-in connectivity, and central locking.
A 3 cylinder, 814 cc engine that produces 56 bhp and a torque of 74.56 Nm is what is on offer with the Eon. A 5 speed gear box makes for easy gear shift. The updated Hyundai Eon 1.0 gets a 1 L, three cylinder Kappa engine which produces around 68 bhp and results in a better performance.
The petrol Spark has 995 cc engines that generates 62 bhp @ 5400 rpm and delivers a torque of 90.3 Nm @ 4200 rpm. This engine comes with features like a Dual Distributor-Less Ignition System, Sequential MPFI, an Advanced Optical Sensor and a Motorised Throttle Intake System. The 995 cc SOHC LPG engine churns out 62 bhp in petrol mode and 60 bhp in LPG mode and delivers a torque of 90.3 @ 4200 rpm. The engines are mated to 5-speed manual transmission system.
The Spark is priced from Rs. 3.26-3.8 lakh. The LPG + petrol dual fuel variants of the Spark start at Rs. 3.81 lakh. The price range of the Eon is Rupees 2.38 to 3.83 lakhs.
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