Hyundai Motor India Ltd voluntarily recalled 7,657 units of its entry level hatchback Eon manufactured between January 1 and January 31, 2015, over wrong installation of clutch cable with battery cable.
The Korean car-maker said in a statement that a service campaign to inspect the fault will be carried out for free of cost. Eon customers who purchased the car manufactured during the respective period will be notified in a phased manner for inspection and will replace the battery cable if found damaged. The company also said that the owners of all affected Eon cars can take their cars to the authorised Hyundai dealers for inspection.
Hyundai Eon is sold in two engine options -- 800 cc petrol and 1.0 litre three-cylinder one. While the small engine (800cc) is tuned to generate 55bhp of power and 74.5 Nm of torque, the latter churns out power of 68bhp and peak torque of 98Nm. Both the engines are mated to five-speed manual transmission.
The company reportedly started working on a facelift version of Eon. The new version is also expected with automatic transmission. The buzz online is that the facelifted Eon will likely exhibit changes mainly in the rear and front profiles. Ensuring compliance with the safety standards, Hyundai is also likely to offer airbag as standard in the new model.
Hyundai India recently increased prices of its entire range of vehicles. The company hiked the prices in range of Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 20,000 with effect from August 16.