Date: May 15, 2013
Tata Motors has been making Nano appealing by adding Limited Edition Features, compare to know value buy between Nano and Alto
Engine and Power : Tata Nano 2012 comes in 623 cc Engine with peak power of 38 BHP. While Alto 800 comes in 796 CC Engine with 48 BHP Power
The Peak Torque (pulling force) of Alto 800 is 69 NM as against Tata Nano 51 NM. However, smaller engine gives Nano an advantage of higher fuel efficiency at 25 Kmpl as against Maruti Alto 800 at 22.76 Kmpl
The Body Kerb weight of Nano is lesser by close to 15% against Alto 800. The Power to Body Weight ratio stats of Alto 800 is slight better than Nano
Nano however is a Rear Wheel Drive car, which has its own merits like - There is more space in the engine compartment and even when 2 front passengers are seated in, due to equivalent weight distribution mechanics, the car can be comfortable to take corners and turns
However, Alto 800 and most of the cars are Front Wheel drive cars which are easier to drive been the power flowing and much better control in front wheel of car especially during Rains.
Alto ofcourse gains in better length and even much bigger boot space. However, Nano has more cabin space in terms of legroom and shoulder room against Alto 800. By saying Nano - its not shorter in cabin space in any way. Even the ground clearance is unbeatable at 180mm of Nano
Rest other specs like Tyres are 12 Inches in both cars. Alto 800 comes in 5 Speed Transmission, while Nano comes in 4 Speed Transmission. The Turning Radius of Nano is almost the best in the Industry at just 4 M as against Alto 800 at 4.6 M
Nano comes in 3 Models and Alto 800 too comes in 3 Models. If we check features in Nano Top End Lx in there Special Edition they are :- Ac with Heater, Central Lock, Front Seat Power Window, Body Colored Door Handles and ORVM, Fog Lights in both Front and Rear, Tubeless Tyres, Alloys, Music System, Body Graphics . Even the color options of Nano are much vibrant
The Interiors color tone and theme of Nano top end Lx Model has Beige Interiors. The quality of plastics however just seems average in both Alto 800 and Nano.
Maruti Alto 800 Lxi Top End though has additionally Power Steering. But it lacks in some features like missing music system, no fog lights, no alloys and no side body graphics. Nano though do not have power steering but a good suspension coupled with high ground clearance makes the steering lighter and easier to manage . However, in overall feel and looks of Interiors including glove box, dash Alto 800 looks slight better to our view, but Nano looks spacious from inside
Price Difference is the biggest difference for hatch cars in India . Tata Nano has a considerable lower price to tune of Rs. 85,000 against top end Model of Maruti 800 and even the top Model of Nano is economical by Rs. 30,000 against the base model of Alto 800
Our recommendation is :- Go with Nano if looking for more features, cabin space, local city driven car with higher fuel mileage at Budget Price. However, if powerful Engine, Smart Looks with bigger boot space and pick up is the criteria then Alto 800 should be the default choice then.
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