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Competition Check : Maruti Alto 800

by Abhishek Nigam Posted on 01 Nov 201248,482 Views17 Comments

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 Chevrolet Spark raking up a lot of attention and buyers


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




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


Intergrated In-Car Entertainment


Power Windows
Front & Rear


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

* Mileage figures for petrol models


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