Competition Check : Maruti Alto 800

Maruti-Suzuki is all set to strengthen its foothold in the entry level hatch segment with its new Alto 800, but its not going to be easy with Hyundai's brilliant Eon and the just launched New...

 

Hyundai Eon

 

 

Hyundai Eon

Hyundai had enough of the Alto and decided to come up with its very own Alto competitor. The result was the Eon. Hyundai put a lot of thought behind this little car and it shows. A radical design makes the Eon one of the best looking cars in its class with the interiors following suits. Space is pretty adequate considering the Eons diminutive dimensions and Hyundai has got it spot on with the packaging. A three pot 800 cc engine makes the Eon quite a peppy performer and it’s quite efficient too. Great looks, smart interiors, a peppy motor with a horde of features makes the Eon, the car to beat in this segment.

 

Also Read: New Maruti Alto 800 : Special Coverage 

 

New Chevrolet Spark

 

 

Chevrolet Spark face-lift

The Chevrolet Spark has been around for quite some time now and GM has just given its little car a mid life makeover. Now with a more sporty appearance, the new Spark indeed comes across as quite a looker. The interiors have been spruced up as well and look a lot better now. The 1.0 litre engine remains the same offering a good balance of city performance and efficiency. With fresher insides and outsides, the Spark is sure to find a lot of takers.

 

Alto 800 vs Competition: Features and Technical Specifications


Variant Name
Alto 800 LXi CNG
Hyundai Eon Era LPG
Chevrolet Spark LT LPG
Power

48PS

56PS
63PS
Torque

69Nm

74.56Nm
91Nm
Fuel Efficiency
22.74* kmpl
21.1* kmpl
18* kmpl
Wheels Type (Alloy/Steel Rims)
Steel Rims
Steel Rims
Steel Rims with full wheel covers
Body Coloured Bumpers
Yes
Yes

Yes

Intergrated In-Car Entertainment

No

No
Yes
Immobiliser
Yes
Yes
Yes
Power Windows
Front & Rear

No

Front & Rear
Price (ex-showroom Delhi)
Rs 3.44 lakh
Rs 3.77 lakh
Rs 4.00 lakh

* Mileage figures for petrol models

 

by Abhishek Nigam Posted on 01 Nov 2012

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