Question: What is the tyre pressure for Hyundai Eon?
Answer: 30 psi for comfort, 35 psi for fuel economy.
Question: What is the tyre size for Hyindai Eon ?
Answer: 155/70 R14.
Indian market is flushwith tyre brands especially in hatchback segment where there are lot of carsfighting for the consumer attention. Customers are constantly searching forvalue deals when it comes to replacing their car tyres. If the car model isold, they are definitely not in a mood to spend on premium tyres. They wanttheir tyres to be cheap without of course compromising on basic must havefeatures. However trying to identify the right choice of tyres is alwaysdifficult for an average consumer but not so difficult for our tyre experts whocan quickly scan the market and pick some value deals for the customers. Hence,was born the concept of doing series on “Value Deals on Tyres”. The car whichwe picked up was Chevrolet Beat which has an OE size fitment of 155/70 R 13. Incase you prefer watching a video on the subject you can click the link below orelse read on.
After we zeroed down onthe car model the challenge was to identify the sweet spot for the price – thelevels at which the tyres for Chevrolet Beat turn into an irresistible deal.After an extensive deliberations and cross checking the retail market our expertsrecommended that anything below Rs.2200/- makes the price an excellent deal.
So here are the best 3 inthis category strictly in alphabetical order:
Achilles Platinum – 122
This tyre comes from acompany called Multistrada, a tyre company from Indonesia. In India they sellunder their flagship brand called Achilles. For Chevrolet Beat, they have apattern called Achilles PLATINUM/122. The highlight of this tyre is safety asit has a good wet and dry grip. The comfort of tyres under this category isgenerally not good as sidewalls are little stiff to protect it from cuts andthis is true for Achilles Platinum too. The tyre in Indian retail market sellsat around Rs. 2200/-.
Kenda is a Taiwanese tyrecompany that has been in this business for more than 50 years, their productionfacilities are in Taiwan, Mainland China and Vietnam. Of the three this tyre ispriced cheapest and retails in market around Rs. 1900/-. The tyre has a nicelooking pattern, is good for city driving, with decent dry grip but with anaverage wet grip. It also gives a relatively comfortable drive, with a slightlyhigh noise factor.
Nexen is a 1.3 billiondollar company from South Korea established in the year 1942 with exports tomore than 120 countries. Nexen CP 661 lives up to the standards one expectsfrom the most Korean products – durability, functionality without frills – italso has a good grip in dry and wet road conditions. In the Indian retailmarket it is priced between Kenda and Achilles and is great value for moneybuy.
Remember when we arebuying tyres, it’s not what one saves on one tyre, it has to be multiplied by4, since one is buying a set of 4 to replace the old ones.