Cartrade Comparison Test
On one side is the fluidic contender from Hyundai which boasts of all fluidic lines all over. The Hyundai Eon when launched was primarily an answer by Hyundai in the entry level car market. Maruti Suzuki led for generation in the small car segment and thus cashing in on the brand connect almost all small cars launched by the Japanese maker are a hit.
The Alto on the other side is a work horse. No loud lines and no design attributes. It caters to the basic utility approach of the consumers. Still the Alto has a fantastic resale value and the price does not depreciate easily. Let’s see more on these two staunch rivals.
Hyundai Eon versus Maruti Suzuki Alto Exterior
Design of new Hyundai Eon showcases fluidic design philosophy of Hyundai in spirit. This compact car's front resembles Hyundai Verna Fluidic, featuring hexagonal grille and sweeping headlamps. Moreover, its wheel arches and shoulder line add elegance to its exteriors. On the other hand, exclusive curvy rear featuring detailed taillights grab attention of onlookers.
The Alto K10 is a total no non sense car with no flairs. Looks have not been Maruti’s forte and rightly the Alto too proves the same. The other aspects of the front designing are similar to that of the oldMaruti Alto. The rear view mirrors and bumpers of Maruti Alto K10 are wrapped in body colour. Stylish tail gate in the rear section adds to the style quotient of the car.
Hyundai Eon versus Maruti Suzuki Alto Interior
Build quality of the interiors is fantastic and has a plush feel around it. If only the EON would have had little more space than the present, it would have felt roomier inside because at present the EON feels a little tight on space. The front row legroom and headroom is decent, however the one in rear is average. The second row would seat 2 comfortably against 3.
The Maruti Alto has colour coordinated door trim fabric and colored upholstery. Other features incorporated in the new model include new three spoke power steering, new electronic tripmeter, vanity mirror, accessory socket, ash tray, cup holder and power windows for the front passengers.
Hyundai Eon versus Maruti Suzuki Alto Performance
The Hyundai EON is powered by a 3 cylinder SOHC 814cc engine which produces a max power of 56 Ps at 5500 rpm and a torque of 7.6 Kgm at 4000 rpm. It comes with a 5 speed manual gearbox. There are lots of vibrations and grunts at lower rpms. In fact the gear stick starts trembling from the time ignition is switched on. The gear stick has vibrations at lower rpms however with the increase in engine rpm, these vibrations tend to fade away.
TheMaruti AltoVXi and the LXi model comes with a 998cc engine. The model complies with the BS-IV emission norms and delivers a maximum torque of 90 Nm at 3500 rpm. This model also boasts of an automatic transmission of a smooth 5 speed gear.
Hyundai Eon versus Maruti Suzuki Alto Conclusion
The Hyundai Eon offers more styling compared the Alto which offers more utility. The Eon has minor issues such as the gear rattling and lower pickup while the Alto looks dated now and desperately needs a design change. The consumer in the end has a choice of going for a good looking car or a well performing car.