What To Go For? Maruti Alto K10 or Tata Nano GenX.

Amidst much anticipation and euphoria, the release of Tata Nano GenX was very successful and speculations have started arising for the brand. With the car competing on the entry level hatchback, this car has become one of the most awaited cars of the season. Although, not to forget, there is another car of the same standard of what Tata Nano GenX has got. It is nothing but the Maruti Alto K10.

You see my readers, competition arise from the school level and it goes very universal later. Like that, the earlier version of Nano was not much heard among the customers; thinking that releasing a car of much advanced technologies in an affordable price can urge the customers to notice what actually the car has got to do with them. Maruti Alto K10 was designed as per the standards and technologies of what Tata has used. Here, a question arises? With both the cars having similar range of everything, what’s the car to choose amongst the two? Don’t worry; 4wheelreviews is there to help you out.

 

While both the car is affordable in the same price; their technologies are also pretty much the same. Both the car has got an option of automatic gear transmission which is something to feel wonder about and it’s the best mode of reaching anywhere of urban standards considering the amount of traffic during the peak hours.

 

 

MARUTI ALTO K10

 What pushes you forward:

• A much improved Alto K10 at the same price point
• The cheapest automatic car available in India. VXI AMT starts at merely Rs. 3.80 lakhs
• Power-to-weight ratio of 91 BHP/ton makes this one peppy li’l hatchback
• More fuel-efficient than before. AMT variant is also an easy sipper @ 24.07 km/l
• Compliant low speed ride quality. Soft suspension is absorbent
• Convenient city car: Light, agile & easy to drive (especially the AMT variant)
• Driver-side airbag & factory fitted CNG kit available
• Maruti’s excellent after-sales service & fuss free ownership experience

Maruti Alto K10

Maruti Alto K10

What makes you have a back-up plan:

• Cramped rear bench. Also, the seatback is very short
• Sensitive steering & nervous handling at speed. Best driven <100 kph
• AMT lacks the refinement & shift-speed of conventional ATs
• VXI (O) trim & airbag unavailable with the AMT. No ABS on any variant
• Questionable structural strength. The car which it’s based on (Alto 800) fared poorly in crash tests
• Skinny 155 mm tyres beg for an upgrade
• Flimsy build & economy grade quality. Poor NVH levels as well
• More accomplished WagonR & Celerio are priced not too far away

TATA NANO GENX

What pushes you forward:

• Cute & cool styling. A car that will make you smile
• The cheapest Automatic car in India. Priced Rs. 1.26 lakhs lower than the Alto AMT!
• AMT, light power steering & small footprint make it effortless to drive in the city
• Innovative packaging results in spacious interiors for 4 adults. Generous legroom & headroom
• Openable tail-gate & bigger fuel tank make the Nano more practical to live with
• Powerful air-conditioner will chill you to the bone
• Features such as the Bluetooth-stereo, full MID, Zest steering wheel, twin glove-boxes etc.
• 4 year warranty is standard (limited to 60,000 kms)

Tat Nano GenX

Tat Nano GenX

What makes you have a back-up plan:

• Nano AMT has sluggish performance. Struggles on inclines too. Unsuitable for highway runs
• AMT lacks the refinement & shift-speed of conventional ATs
• Puny drum brakes feel too weak in the Automatic variant
• Basic, bumpy ride quality
• Low cost nature & quality. Cheap car image is a deterrent for many
• Tiny 94-110 liter boot
• Niggles & issues as reported by existing Nano owners
• Tata’s sub-par after sales service isn’t a match to Maruti’s

 

What 4wheelreviews can give you here is suggestion, but its ones personal opinion to go about for which car he/she wants. As you see, all perceptions won’t be same.

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