Maruti Suzuki’s K10 AMT is powered by a 998 cc, three cylinder, petrol engine offering 68 PS peak power at 6,000 rpm and 90 Nm peak torque at 3,500 rpm. The company claims fuel efficiency figures of 24.07 kmph. The Tata Nano GenX AMT receives a 624cc, two cylinder engine offering unimpressive power figures of 38 PS at 5,500 rpm and 51 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm while it does not even score high in fuel efficiency which stands at 21.9 kmpl. Both, Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 AMT and Tata Nano GenX AMT feature a 5 speed AMT gearbox.
It is where dimensions, road clearance and turning radius that the Nano GenX scores higher than Alto K10 AMT. Measuring 3,164mm in length, 1,750mm in width and 1,652mm in height, the GenX boasts of more spacious interiors as compared to the Alto K10 AMT which measures 3,545mm in length but just 1,515mm in width with side mouldings and 1,475mm in height. Turning radius on the Alt0 K10 is at 4.6 meters while the GenX has a turning radius of 4 meters and ground clearance stands at 180mm against the 160 mm seen on the Alto K10.
Another point of difference between Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 AMT and Tata Nano GenX AMT is luggage space. Alto K10 receives boot space of 177 liters as against just 94 liters seen on the GenX while it is also the fuel tank in the former that stands at 35 liter as against the 24 liter fuel tank capacity seen on the Nano GenX. However, this time round, a notable improvement seen on the GenX is an openable hatch while Nano makers have also incorporated two new external colours of Sangria Red and Persian Rose.
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Speaking about pricing, Maruti Alto K10 is priced at INR 3.90 lakhs while one can expect the GenX Nano AMT in a sub INR 3 lakh bracket, even as the company tries to shed its ‘cheapest car’ image.
Verdict: Even though Tata Motors have said the new Nano GenX is a completely new car, it is still very much like the old one. Seating position for the driver is uncomfortable, seats lack cushioning, engine is under-powered, and stiff suspensions with puny 12 inch tyres. These points act against the Nano AMT, but what is going to be its USP, is that it will be priced about Rs 1 lakh less on-road.