Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) enhanced the safety features and made some other changes in the variants of the entry-level hatchback Eon, the Grand i10 hatchback and the Xcent compact sedan. The additional safety measures can be considered as follow-up to the safety upgrades the Elite i20, i20 Active and the Verna received earlier this year.
The most affordable car in Hyundai India's line-up, the Eon, now gets driver-side airbags as an option across the variants, barring the base D-Lite trim, reports Autocar India. The top-spec Sportz variant is sold with driver-side airbags as standard. Hyundai discontinued the Asta trim from the Grand i10 variants as part of revision while the Asta (O) stays as a top-spec variant. The hatchback gets driver-side airbags as standard while passenger-side airbags are now optional from the mid-level Sportz trim. After revision, the Grand i10 is now sold in the Era, Magna, Sportz and Asta (O) variants.
The compact Xcent sedan will now be sold with Antilock Brake System and driver-side airbags as standard. The top-spec SX and SX(O) variants come with dual front airbags as standard.
HMIL will also launch special editions of the Grand i10 and the Xcent before June to celebrate two decades of operations in the country. The special-edition vehicles are expected to come with minor cosmetic add-ons and more features inside the cabin. Chrome embellishments in the exterior, accessories, entertainment features and sportier looks will be part of the special editions.