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HMIL's R&D facility in Hyderabad involved in developing the EON Print E-mail
Written by Anand   
Friday, 14 October 2011
New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India Ltd's advanced R&D facility in Hyderabad worked in coordination with Namyang R&D, located in the Gyeonggi Province in South Korea, to develop the company's new compact car – EON. It has design elements and features that have been specifically developed for Indian conditions. There was a regular exchange of experts between the two centers.

Four years and Rs 900 crore have been invested in the development of the EON and more than 1,000 engineers have worked on the project.

The EON bears Hyundai's latest design philosophy of 'Fluidic Sculpture'. HMC, HMIL and the R&D centre at Hyderabad worked closely to understand the specific needs of small car buyers in India.

At the concept stage, designers from both R&D centers met with Indian auto experts to incorporate Indian design elements into the EON. Many concept clinics were conducted to understand the design and product needs of small car buyers in India.

The Namyang R&D center is equipped with world class facilities in terms of design, power train, wind tunnel, crash and other driving test facilities. The aim was to develop an entry level car that is spacious and stylish, something that has never been offered in this segment before.

"Hyundai is committed to offer products with advanced technology to the Indian market. All our products confirm to global quality standards. We are confident that the EON will set a new benchmark in the Indian market with regard to styling, performance, safety and convenience. The car will provide the best-in-class design, quality and technology to our customers," said  H W Park, MD and CEO, HMIL.

The car will be manufactured in India at Hyundai Motor India’s manufacturing facility located at Sriperumbudur near Chennai. The company has no plans of exporting the EON to any other country exist as of now and it is concentrating entirely on India.

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