LXI CNG
`3.8 Lac*
vs
CNG XM
`2.4 Lac*

Compare Maruti Alto K10 and Tata Nano

Highlight differences:

`3.8 Lac*
`2.4 Lac*

Overview

  • Fuel Type
    CNG
    CNG
  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    25.0
    33.0
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    32.36
    36.0
  • Available Colors
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    4
    4
  • Seating Capacity
    4
    4
  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Manual
  • Engine Description
    1.0-litre 58.2bhp 12V K Series Petrol Engine
    0.6-litre 32.5bhp 4V In-Line Engine
  • Engine Displacement (cc)
    998
    624
  • Maximum Power
    58.2bhp@6000rpm
    32.5bhp@5500rpm +/- 250rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    78 Nm @ 3500 RPM
    45Nm@3500rpm +/- 500rpm

Standard Features

  • Air Conditioner
  • CD Player
  • AntiLock Braking System
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Leather Seats
  • Central Locking

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Engine

  • Engine Type
    K Series Petrol Engine
    In-Line Engine
  • Engine Description
    1.0-litre 58.2bhp 12V K Series Petrol Engine
    0.6-litre 32.5bhp 4V In-Line Engine
  • Engine Displacement(cc)
    998
    624
  • No. of Cylinders
    3
    2
  • Maximum Power
    58.2bhp@6000rpm
    32.5bhp@5500rpm +/- 250rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    78 Nm @ 3500 RPM
    45Nm@3500rpm +/- 500rpm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    4
    2
  • Valve Configuration
    SOHC
  • Fuel Supply System
    MPFi
    MPFI
  • Bore x Stroke
    73.5 mm x 73.5 mm
  • Compression Ratio
    10.3:1
  • Turbo Charger
    No
    No
  • Super Charger
    No
    No

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Manual
  • Gear Box
    5 Speed
    4 Speed
  • Drive Type
    FWD
    RWD

Suspension System

  • Front Suspension
    Gas Filled McPherson Strut
    McPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension
    3 Link Rigid Axle Suspension
    Coil Spring
  • Shock Absorbers Type
    Gas Filled

Steering

  • Steering Type
    Power
    Manual
  • Steering Column
    Collapsible Steering
  • Steering Gear Type
    Rack and Pinion
    Rack & Pinion
  • Turning Radius
    4.6 metres
    4.0 metres

Brake System

  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc
    Drum
  • Rear Brake Type
    Drum
    Drum

Performance

  • Top Speed
    140 kmph
    105 KMPH
  • Acceleration (0-100 kmph)
    13.3 Seconds
    12.5 secs

Fuel

  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    25.0
    33.0
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    32.36
    36.0
  • Fuel Type
    CNG
    CNG
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    4
    4
  • Emission Norm Compliance
    BS IV
    BS IV
  • Emission Control System
    BS IV

Tyres

  • Tyre Size
    155/65 R13
    Fr:135/70 R12 , Rr:155/65 R12
  • Tyre Type
    Tubeless Tyres
    Radial Tubeless Tyres
  • Wheel Size
    R13
    R12

Other Specifications

  • Seating Capacity
    4
    4
  • No. of Doors
    5
    4

Payload & Towing

  • Cargo Volume
    177 liters
    80-litres

General Car Details

  • Country of Assembly
    India
    India
  • Country of Manufacture
    India
    India
  • Introduction Date
    2014-11-03
    2013-10-08
  • Warranty Time
    2 Years
    4 Years
  • Warranty Distance
    40,000kms
    60000Kms

Comfort & Convenience

  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows-Front
  • Power Windows-Rear
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Quality Control
  • Remote Trunk Opener
  • Remote Fuel Lid Opener
  • Low Fuel Warning Light
  • Accessory Power Outlet
  • Trunk Light
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Rear Reading Lamp
  • Rear Seat Headrest
  • Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
  • Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
  • Cup Holders (Front)
  • Cup Holders (Rear)
  • Rear A/C Vents
  • Heated Seats (Front)
  • Heated Seats (Rear)
  • Seat Lumbar Support
  • Multifunction Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Parking Sensors
  • Foldable Rear Seat
    Bench Folding
    Bench Folding
  • Smart Access Card Entry
  • Engine Start/Stop Button
  • Glove Box Cooling
  • Bottle Holder
    Front Door
  • Voice Control
  • Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles

Interior

  • Air Conditioner
  • Heater
  • Adjustable Steering Column
  • Tachometer
  • Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
  • Leather Seats
  • Fabric Upholstery
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Glove Compartment
  • Digital Clock
  • Outside Temperature Display
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Digital Odometer
  • Electric Adjustable Seats
  • Folding Table in The Rear
  • Driving Experience Control Eco
  • Height Adjustable Driving Seat

Exterior

  • Adjustable Headlights
  • Fog Lights (Front)
  • Fog Lights (Rear)
  • Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
  • Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
  • Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
  • Rain Sensing Wiper
  • Rear Window Wiper
  • Rear Window Washer
  • Rear Window Defogger
  • Wheel Covers
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Power Antenna
  • Tinted Glass
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Removable/Convertible Top
  • Roof Carrier
  • Sun Roof
  • Moon Roof
  • Side Stepper
  • Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
  • Integrated Antenna
  • Chrome Grille
  • Chrome Garnish
  • Smoke Headlamps
  • Roof Rail

Entertainment

  • Cassette Player
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Audio System Remote Control
  • Speakers Front
  • Speakers Rear
  • Integrated 2DIN Audio
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • USB & Auxiliary Input
  • Touch Screen

Exterior Dimensions

  • Length
    3545mm
    3099mm
  • Width
    1490mm
    1495mm
  • Height
    1475mm
    1652mm
  • Ground Clearance
    160mm
    180mm
  • Wheel Base
    2360mm
    2230mm
  • Front Tread
    1295mm
    1325mm
  • Rear Tread
    1290mm
    1315mm
  • Kerb Weight
    835 kg
    735kg
  • Gross Weight
    1210kg

Interior Dimensions

Safety-Info

  • Anti-Lock Braking
  • Brake Assist
  • Central Locking
  • Power Door Locks
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Anti-Theft Alarm
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Side Airbag (Front)
  • Side Airbag (Rear)
  • Night Rear View Mirror
  • Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
  • Xenon Headlamps
  • Halogen Headlamps
  • Rear Seat Belts
  • Seat Belt Warning
  • Door Ajar Warning
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Front Impact Beams
  • Traction Control
  • Adjustable Seats
  • Keyless Entry
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Vehicle Stability Control System
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Crash Sensor
  • Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
  • Engine Check Warning
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • Clutch Lock
  • EBD
  • Advance Safety Features
    Rear High Mount Stop Lamp
    Assisted Brakes
    Double-Ferrule Mechanical Grip Fittings
    Sharp Leak Detection
    Inter Lock Sensor
  • Follow Me Home Headlamps
  • Rear Camera
  • Anti-Theft Device

Expert Review

Maruti Alto K10
Tata Nano
INTERIOR:
Maruti Alto K10 interior
Ed's take:

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 has gone another transformation for its second generation. The interior certainly looks update with its new dual colour dashboard and look premium enough for the segment.

The blue-black interior of the old car is replaced in the new Alto K10 with a black-beige colour scheme. New things on the inside include steering wheel, instrument cluster, piano finish music system with CD, USB and Aux-in support and silver accents. The seats are finished in beige upholstery.

Lx - The base variant Lx gets the 3-point ELR seatbelts for the front and rear, air conditioner, right hand side mirror and ventilated disc brakes to the front.

Lxi - The LXi variant adds child proof rear door locks, power steering, tailgate opener, internally adjustable right hand side mirror, chrome front grille and body coloured bumpers.

Vxi 5MT/AGS - The Vxi variants gets audio system with CD, MP3, USP and radio support, central door locking, front power windows, both side outside mirrors, tachometer, shift up indicator for the 5MT version and gear shift display for the AGS (Auto Gear Shift) version, accessory pocket, digital clock, rear parcel tray, piano black finish center garnish, blacked out B-pillar, full wheel covers and silver accents for side louvers, steering wheel, inside door handles, console, instrument cluster and door trim.

ZXi - The top end Zxi variant gets Driver side airbag, fog lamps, keyless entry, body colored door mirror and outside door handles and body side molding.

 

INTERIOR:
Tata Nano interior
Ed's take:

Tata Nano is the most spacious hatchback in its segment, as it offers 21% more space than competition. This is the only hatchback in the A segment that can comfortable seat five large adults without any squeeze.

Tata Nano has been improving the Nano everything and we see this happen with every new model year vehicle. The interiors of the Nano have been enhanced, as it now gets remote keyless entry, twin glovebox, four-speaker music system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity. The parcel tray also gets privacy.

The space on the Tata Nano has always been exceptional. It can comfortable seat five large adults, and there is two point seat-belt for all the three rear passengers. The parcel tray now has speakers on and even the insulation on the inside has been improved. The steering wheel on the Nano is now lighter than before.

ENGINE:

The new Alto K10 is powered by the same engine of the outgoing car. The engine has always felt sprightly and now gets better fuel efficiency too.

1.0-litre Petrol

The 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder engine makes 68 PS of maximum power and 90 Nm of peak torque. In CNG mode, the power and torque output changes to 59 PS and 78 Nm respectively. The new Alto K10 is available either with a 5-speed manual gearbox or AMT. The fuel efficiency has also been given a significant improvement. The new Alto K10 will return 24.07 km/l for both manual and AMT. In the CNG variant, Alto K10 comes with a fuel efficiency of 32.36 km/kg.

 

ENGINE:

The 623cc engine might look insufficient on paper, but in the real world the power this twin-cylinder produces is more than enough.

The 623cc twin-cylinder on the Nano produces 37bhp of power, which is more than enough for daily city commute. Several people complain the sound resembles that of an auto rickshaw, well this is due to the fact that the Nano has a small exhaust as it is a rear engine and also that it a two-cylinder mill. The drivability of the Nano is brilliant and it doesn’t feel underpowered or you never run out of steam when driving in city. It is easy to drive even in congested city lanes. The Nano’s gearbox is also slick, and infact one of the best boxes from Tata’s stable.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Maruti Alto K10 Dashbord

Thanks to its lightweight, the Alto K10 feels quick in the getaway and holds its speed on the roads quite well.

Gas filled McPherson struts to the front and 3-link rigid axle to the rear take up the suspension duties. The Alto K10 handles nice in city conditions and that is where it will do most of its duties.

 

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Tata Nano Dashbord

The Nano is a well-balanced hatchback that strikes the perfect chord of good ride and handling.

The Nano has stiff suspension due to its short wheelbase and high centre of gravity. This makes the ride a bit stiffer, and even the tyres are tad too smaller to dampen the shocks. The ride is a bit choppy, but that’s about it. It doesn’t feel that bad and the suspension does a good job still.

The Nano handles well, when it is completely loaded. The rear engine and rear wheel drive is a combination of sports cars and Nano gets a similar set-up. The 2013 Nano has a more responsive and lighter steering wheel that makes it easier to drive too.

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