Monday, October 22, 2012
By Carkhabri Team
Chevrolet Spark VS Hyundai Eon and Maruti Alto 800
The competition in the small car segment is all set to get even more fierce with leading car makers rolling-out their new age cars in India. While the entry of Hyundai Eon last year has changed the equations drastically in this segment, the recent launch of segment leader new Maruti Alto 800 has further added fuel to the competition fire. Now the third left behind competitor of these cars, the Chevrolet Spark, is all set to be launched in a new version on 25th Oct.
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The new Chevrolet Spark is coming equipped with three new exciting features which include new front & rear bumpers with sporty dual tone finish, dual tone interiors & optimax cabin and new wing inspired instrument cluster. Let’s discuss these three features one by one. The new bumpers have been offered with dual tone finish at both front and rear which not only provides the car with an exciting look, but also ensure greater safety of both car and passengers. On the other hand, the further improved SMARTECH engine of the car comes with maximized torque & power at lower speeds. The car is offered distinguish look from inside with the help of new premium looking instrument cluster (inspired by the wing design).
Now coming to the competition point of view, while the existing model of Spark has not been able to pose any significant threat to the supremacy of Alto 800, the new Spark is likely to be more competitive in terms of both features and pricing. Looking to turn around the fortune of Spark in India, General Motors is likely to keep the price tag highly competitive along with never before features like dual tone front and rear bumpers and wing inspired instrument cluster. Spark is equipped with more powerful 1.0L (63 PS) engine in comparison to Alto 800’s 0.8L (48 PS) engine.
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On the other hand, the superbly crafted with fluidic design, the Hyundai Eon appears to be a very tough competitor of Spark in terms of both looks and features. Now the only fronts where Spark has scope of beating Eon is the engine performance and pricing, which are considerable factors in the price and mileage conscious Indian market. In comparison to Eon’s 814 cc (59 PS) power train, The Chevrolet Spark has 1.0L (63 PS), which is no doubt a better performing engine.