Chevrolet Spark Vs Hyundai Eon

Chevrolet_Spark

An entry level hatchback from General Motors India, the American auto manufacturing giant, Chevrolet Spark is doing well in India. The Eon comes from Hyundai Motors in India. Both are stylish and have a similar transmission gearbox. It is interesting to pit one against the other and find out which one emerges as a better purchase option.

Performance and Handling

The stylish Spark hatchback is fitted with a quiet 1.0-litre SMARTECH petrol engine which can generate a peak torque output of 86.8Nm at 4200rpm and a maximum power of 62.1bhp at 5400rpm. It is mated with a powerful 5- speed manual transmission gear box. The Eon also has its 814cc engine coupled with a similar transmission gearbox and can produce a maximum torque of 74.5Nm of torque @ 4000rpm and peak power of 56PS @ 5500rpm. It falls shorter than the Spark with its power and torque output.

Mileage

The Chevrolet Spark hatchback is able to return an approximate mileage of 14 kmpl under city traffic conditions and a maximum fuel economy of 16.2 kmpl on the bigger roads. On the other hand, the Eon can deliver 21.1 kmpl ARAI certified mileage and scores more with its fuel efficiency.

 Hyundai Eon

Safety Features

The Chevrolet Spark Features is like it has has a very strong steel body structure with side impact beams and crumple zones. It consists of lots of safety features like a pair of bright fog lamps, two point seat belts, 3 point ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor) seat belts, central locking system and day and night anti-glare rear view mirror. It also has collapsible steering column, brake booster, headlamp leveling device and child safety locks on the rear doors. On the other hand, the Eon has keyless entry, front impact beams, door ajar warning, seat belt warning, central locking and gas type shock absorbers which make it a safer option.

Looks

This stylish hatchback has a very striking exterior and has a large headlight cluster having turn indicators and high intensity headlamps. It has an aerodynamic body structure with a large Chevrolet logo engraved in the midst of the twin port perforated radiator grille. The Hyundai Eon comes with the ‘Fluidic Design’ philosophy of its maker. Its front bumper and grille sports aggressive trapezoidal design lines. The car has a wide windscreen having dual wipers and tinted glass.

Verdict

The Spark has good pickup and acceleration, reasonable price, easy handling in city traffic and lots of head and leg space. The Eon, however, is a more powerful performer and its engine performance, fuel efficiency, exterior and safety features make it a better buying option. It is more value for money and offers amazing comfort without compromising on the performance front. If you want a more powerful vehicle, the Eon is the one to go for.

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