Maruti has been the indisputable king of the budget car segment for a very long time, with strong competitors such as Hyundai, Chevrolet,etc. Hyundai Eon, which was launched in response to the Maruti Alto has become one of the closest competitor to the new Alto, the Maruti Alto 800.
As far as looks go the Eon has the upper hand with its fluidic design. Even in power, it beats the Alto 800. However when it comes to, the all important factor of, price the Maruti Alto 800 comes out to be much cheaper than the Eon, with a price that’s less than 2.5lakh for a base model. In mileage too, it is slightly better than the Hyundai Eon.
|Hyundai Eon Maruti Alto 800|
|Price Range||Rs 2,74,821 – Rs 3,80,473 (approx)||Rs. 2,40,393- 2,44,000 (approx)|
|Gear box||5 speed||5 speed|
|Mileage||19.2 kmpl||19.87 kmpl|
|Variants||5 Petrol + 3 LPG||5 Petrol + 3 CNG|
The Verdict: Though the Hyundai Eon is better looking and more powerful than the Alto, the latest Maruti small car, is definitely more economical. There is very little differentiating the Hyundai EON from the Maruti Alto 800. The Alto 800 comes with Maruti’s stamp reliability, while EON is the cute little car with Hyundai’s head-turning ‘Fluidic’ design and technology. We suggest you test drive both cars and also look at some other cars in the segment like the Chevrolet Spark too before making the final decision.
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