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201417 Dec

Maruti-Alto-K10

 

India’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has launched the new Maruti Alto K10 with prices starting from Rs 3.06 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The 2014 Maruti Alto K10 gets updated exterior and interior along with retuned engine and the convenience of the automated manual transmission (AMT). In its segment, the new Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 will compete with the Hyundai Eon 1.0L and the Datsun Go. Let’s take a look at how the facelifted Alto K10 stacks up against competition.

 

To begin with, Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, Hyundai Eon All cars are powered by 3-cylinder engines with the Datsun Go boasting of a 1.2-litre engine, while the Maruti Alto K10 and Hyundai Eon uses 1.0-litre motors. But despite the Datsun Go’s engine boasting more displacement, however, Go’s power and torque outputs are not substantially higher than its 1.0-liter rivals. In fact, the Hyundai Eon 1.0-litre produces the maximum power at 69 PS compared to Alto K10’s and Go’s 68 PS. The Go, however, churns out the highest torque at 104 Nm, while the Alto K10 and Hyundai Eon produce 90 Nm and 94 Nm respectively.

 

Hyundai Eon

 

All the three cars come with a 5-speed manual transmission, but the Maruti Suzuki K10 gets an edge over it rival becoming the first in its segment to offer an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT). In terms of fuel efficiency, the 2014 Maruti Alto K10 surpasses its rivals with a segment best 24.07 kmpl, while the Hyundai Eon 1.0-litre and Datsun Go delivers 20.3kmpl and 20.63kmpl respectively.

 

Moving onto dimensions, the Datsun Go is both the longest and widest at 3,785 mm and 1,635 mm respectively. It also boasts of the longest wheelbase at 2,450 mm, and the largest boot at 265 litres. The updated Maruti Suzuki K10 has the smallest boot and wheelbase of the lot at 177 litre and 2360 respectively.

 

Finally, coming to price, the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is the least expensive with prices starting with Rs 3.06 lakh and undercuts its rivals across trim level. In fact, for the price of the top-end Datsun Go, you could actually buy Alto K10 with the AMT gearbox.

 

Datsun-GO

 

Parameters

Alto K10

Eon 1.0-Litre

 Go

Length (mm)

3545

3495

3785

Width (mm)

1490

1550

1635

Height (mm)

1475

1500

1484

Wheelbase (mm)

2360

2380

2450

Boot Space (litre)

177

215

265

Engine (litre)

1.0

1.0

1.2

Power (PS)

68

69

68

Torque (Nm)

90

94

104

Mileage (kmpl)

24.07 

20.3

20.63

 

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