Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 vs Hyundai Eon: Comparison

Hyundai usurped Maruti Suzuki's bread and butter car maker status with the brilliant Eon, but Maruti has just struck back with its all new Alto 800. Let the battle begin...

 

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Hyundai Eon Comparison front

 

And the winner is...

Let’s just consider the top variants here which is the Alto 800 LXI with the airbag option is priced at Rs. 3.14 lakh while the Eon  Sports is priced at Rs. 3.79 Lakh, both prices ex-showroom Delhi. Now the Eon might look expensive when you look at the prices but there is more than what meets the eye here. There is a vast difference between the two when it comes to equipment levels and Maruti has skimped on quite a bit. For example the Alto does not even come with left ORVM as standard, there is no central locking, heck the left door does not even sport a lock. The Eon has all that and a lot more making it much more value. While the Alto might be superior on the mechanical front, it’s the Hyundai which comes to the fore as better product overall. Yes it does lag behind the Alto in terms of performance and efficiency but then where it gains in terms of design, both inside and out, space, practicality and features more than makes up for the lost ground. The new Alto 800 has grown by leaps and bounds over the earlier car but Eon has the measure of it, not by much but its enough to keep its entry level crown intact. 

 

by Abhishek Nigam Photography : Kunal Khadse Posted on 14 Nov 2012
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