Hyundai Eon 1.0 Vs Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 - Popular newly launched hatchbacks in India

Wednesday 26 November 2014, 11:51 AM by

Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai are the top firms in India’s passenger car market, something that in beyond debate. The tussle between the two brands exists at every level and each has one model in competition with the other’s respective version. Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 and Hyundai Eon 1.0 are examples of such models in competition. Though as a moniker, the “Alto” is far ahead of Eon, the sales of the latter cannot be undermined. Let’s take a look at how one does when racked up against the other.

The design of Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is quite sporty as it features a bold front with newly created headlamps, which add to its appeal. The front chrome grille, attractive headlamps, body coloured ORVMs and rear combination lamps form the USP of its exteriors. Interiors of this car have been designed keeping in mind the comfort and convenience of a normal Indian vehicle user along with a touch of style. Dual tone interiors add to the looks of interiors while piano finish stereo, speedometer cluster and steering with silver accents form a combination of style and utility.

Hyundai Eon 1.0 Vs Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 - Popular newly launched hatchbacks in India |
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is powered by a 998 cc K10B engine that has the capacity of producing a maximum output of 67 BHP on the petrol mode. It offers a maximum mileage of around 25 kmpl, according to company claims, when the model runs on petrol.

A mere look at the Hyundai Eon 1.0 automatically depicts that style is one of its USPs. The futuristic headlamps, integrated spoilers, stylish tail lamps, body coloured door handles and mirrors along with the chrome grille make this compact sedan look really attractive. Given its price and segment, the Hyundai Eon 1.0 is certainly as good looking a car as it gets. The interiors of this model have a lot of comfort and convenience features, such as ergonomically designed seats, floor console storage, dashboard storage, map pocket with bottle holder, three-spoke steering wheel and climate control system give this compact hatchback a certain edge over rivals.

Hyundai Eon

Like the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, Hyundai Eon 1.0 is fitted with an engine that displaces 998 cc. Hyundai Eon 1.0 is capable of producing an output of up to 68 BHP, which is almost as much as its Maruti Suzuki rival. The mileage of this car is claimed to be around 21 kmpl, which, again, is quite impressive.

Looking from an objective point of view, the Hyundai Eon 1.0 stands in good stead against Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, be it any aspect. However, the brand value of Maruti Suzuki and popularity of Alto series gives K10 an edge. There is not much to choose between the two cars as they are at par in several aspects. While Alto K10 might be ahead in mileage, the Eon 1.0 certainly trumps it when features are compared.

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