Datsun Go takes on Maruti Alto and Hyundai Eon, comparing tech specs

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Maruti Alto and Hyundai Eon are soon to get a keen competitor in the form of Nissan Datsun Go, a budget hatchback which is slated for official debut in India this month. Nissan Datsun Go will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Alto K10 and the Hyundai Eon as the company did earlier confirm the top end variant shall be made available at a sub Rs 4 lakh price range.

Datsun Go hatchback will receive a 1.2 litre petrol engine offering peak power of 74 bhp and peak torque of 104 Nm which will be mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. Standing 3,785 mm in length, 1,635 mm in width, 1,485 mm of height and based on a wheelbase of 2,450 mm from the Nissan Micra, the upcoming Datsun Go will claim fuel efficiency of 20.6 kmpl and will be offered in exterior colors of white, silver, red and blue.

datsun-go-tech specs (1)Nissan has already started accepting pre orders of this upcoming Datsun Go hatchback which debuts on March 19 in India with an advance payment of INR 11,000. The new Go will be a well designed car where its exterior design is concerned, while interiors will be frugal as the company has made all possible efforts to keep costs low.

datsun-go-tech specs (2)Where cost cutting measures are concerned, the new Datsun Go will have to do with just a single wiper, glove compartments without covers and no power windows at the rear. The new Go will also not receive basic safety features such as ABS and air bags which will be offered as an option.

Maruti Alto 800 tech specs

Overall length 3395 mm
Overall Width 1490 mm
Overall Height 1475 mm
Wheelbase 2360 mm
Tread Front 1295 mm
Rear 1290 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 4.6 m
Ground Clearance 160 mm
Kerb Weight
Alto 800 695 kg
Alto 800 LX 715 kg
Alto 800 LXi 720 kg
Alto 800 VXi 725 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight 1185 kg
Swept Volume 796 cc
Engine Type F8D
No. of Cylinders 3
No. of Valves 12
Engine Control 32 Bit Computer
Maximum Power 48 PS @ 6000 rpm
Maximum Torque 69 Nm @ 3500 rpm
Transmission 5 Speed MT
All  New Cable Type Gear Shift
Suspension System
Front Gas Filled Mc Pherson Strut
Torsion Roll Control Device
Rear Coil Spring, Gas Filled Shock
 Absorbers With Three Link Rigid
Axle And Isolated Trailing Arm
Seating 5 Persons
Fuel Tank 35 litres
Tyre Size 145/80 R12 (Tubeless)
Front Solid Disc
Rear Drum

Honda Eon tech specs
Overview Category Car
Product Label 0.8 MPi 5 Speed Manual
Model Name EON
Seating Capacity 5
Engine Engine Label 0.8L  MPi
Displacement (cc) 814
Max. Power (ps / rpm) 56 / 5500
Max. Torque (kg·m / rpm) 7.6 / 4000
Number of cylinders 3
Valves of cylinder 9
Configuration 3 Cyl, 9 Valves
Valvetrain Type SOHC
Transmission Transmission Type Manual 5
Suspension Front McPherson strut with Coil Spring & Anti-Roll Bar
Rear Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring
Brake Front Disc
Rear Drum
Fuel Consumption Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) () 32
Exterior Overall length (mm) 3,495
Overall width (mm) 1,550
Overall height (mm) 1500
Wheelbase (mm) 2,380
Front Track (mm) 1386
Rear Track (mm) 1368
Wheels & Tires Tire Type Tubeless
Front Tires 145/80 R12″ (D-Lite, D-Lite+, ERA+)
Rear Tires 155/70 (Magna+, Sportz)

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Pearl Daniels

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Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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  • Rick

    datsun go wins hands down, in every battle