Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Maruti Alto K10

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The Datsun Redi Go‘s 1000cc engine variant has been launched and will mainly rival the Renault Kwid 1.0 and the Maruti Alto K10. Speaking of the latter, the 1000cc version of the popular Japanese hatchback has been doing decent numbers and has been quick enough to establish a strong foothold in the market. In its second-generation now, the Alto K10 looks modern and offers an optional AMT. The 1000cc RediGo is likely to have all the features on can find on the K10. The 800cc and the 1000cc Redi Go will share two cars might share the same platform, engine and specifications, but there is still a lot that sets them apart. Curious to know how exactly these two compare with each other, we’ve come up with a Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Maruti Alto K10 comparison to answer all our questions.

datsun redi go 1000cc vs maruti alto k10

Also See- Datsun Redi Go 1000cc Test Drive Review

It’s needless to say that the Alto range has been performing really well. Naturally, the 800cc model is much more popular, but even the K10, which boasts a 1000cc K-series three-cylinder engine, enjoys enough popularity. Hence, it won’t be a cakewalk for the Redi Go 1000cc model to eat into the Alto K10’s sales. That said, the Redi Go’s mini-crossover style and the spacious cabin should help the 1000cc model to find some takers.

Also See- Redi Go Test Drive Review | Maruti Alto K10 AMT Review

Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Maruti Alto K10 Price Comparison

Redi Go 1000cc ₹ 3.57 Lakh – ₹ 3.72 Lakh
Alto K10 ₹ 3.27 Lakh – ₹ 4.12 Lakh

The Alto K10 range starts at just ₹ 3.27 Lakh, which will make it really tough for the Redi Go to have a lower starting price. The Redi Go 1000cc range starts at ₹ 3.52 lakh. The most expensive model of the K10 costs ₹ 4.16 lakh, but offers a CNG option. The Petrol-only Alto K10 top-end model costs ₹ 4.10 lakh. The top-end Redi Go 1000cc model, however, costs ₹ 3.72 Lakh

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Also See – Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Redi Go 800cc | Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Renault Kwid 1.0

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Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Maruti Alto K10 Specifications Comparison

Datsun Redi Go 1000cc Maruti Alto K10 
Engine Type/ Displacement 1000cc, 3-cylinder, Petrol 1000cc, 3-cylinder, Petrol
Power 67 BHP 67 BHP
Torque 91 Nm 90 Nm
Transmission 5-speed MT 5-speed MT; AMT
Mileage 22.5 KMPL (ARAI) 24.07 KMPL (ARAI)

The Redi Go 1000cc shares its engine with the Kwid 1.0. This 1.0-litre engine is a 3-cylinder unit that outputs 67 BHP and 91 Nm. In comparison, the K10 engine on the Alto outputs 67 BHP and 90 Nm. The Alto K10’s engine could be marginally more fuel efficient than the Redi Go’s motor. Also, we’ve sampled the Redi Go’s 1000cc engine on the Kwid 1.0 and found the Alto’s K10 motor to be more refined and rev-happy.

Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Maruti Alto K10 Mileage Comparison

Datsun Redi GO 1000cc Maruti Alto K10
22.5 KMPL (ARAI) 24.07 KMPL (ARAI)

The Alto K10 boasts an ARAI-claimed mileage of 24.07 KMPL. The Redi Go 1000cc model has a slightly lower mileage figure. The 1000cc engine for the Redi Go offers a mileage of 22.5 KMPL.

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Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Maruti Alto K10 Dimensions Comparison

Datsun Redi GO 1000cc Maruti Alto K10
Length 3,429 mm 3,545 mm
Width 1,560 mm 1,490 mm
Height 1,541 mm 1,475 mm
Wheelbase 2,348 mm 2,360 mm
Ground Clearance 185 mm 160 mm
Wheel Size 13-inch 13-inch

The Alto K10 is longer than the Redi Go. However, the latter is wider and even offer more headspace. Hence, the Redi Go’s cabin turns out to be considerably airier. Also, the Redi Go enjoys a higher ground clearance.

Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Maruti Alto K10 Features Comparison

While the base variants of both these cars lack many essential features in order to keep the cost in check, the 1000cc Redi Go will be will be available in top trims only. These will have all the basics like power steering, AC, sun visors, and some more. The higher end variants of the Redi Go 1.0-litre model should get- AC, audio system, 2-speakers, power steering.

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Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Maruti Alto K10 Review – Exterior and Interior Design

The Alto K10 and the Redi Go 1000cc are miles apart when it comes to their exterior design. While the Alto K10 gets a rather conventional design, the Datsun model offers crossover-ish looks. Between these two, the Redi Go looks a lot more modern and flashy. The K10, on the other hand, should appeal more to those who aren’t fond of bold car designs.

It’s a totally different story on on the inside. The Alto K10’s cabin feels slightly more premium and even has a better design. The interior of the Redi Go on the other hand feels really ordinary and boring. Both the cars will have similar equipment levels.

Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Maruti Alto K10 Comparison Verdict

Price – The Alto K10 has a really very competitive pricing. While the entry-level Alto K10 is cheaper than the entry-level Redi Go 1000cc, the top end model of the latter has a considerably lower price.

Specifications – Both the cars are evenly matched on paper. The K10 engine, however, offers higher refinement and feels peppier.

Mileage – Again, the difference in the mileage is really less. But the K10 enjoys a slight advantage here.

Dimensions- The Alto K10 is longer, but the Redi Go is wider and taller. The latter offers a more spacious cabin.

Design – Design is a matter of personal choice. Those looking for a bold design should go for the Redi Go. The ones looking for an understated but a reasonably handsome design should go for the K10. The Alto enjoys a better designed cabin though.

So what do you have to say about our Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Maruti Alto K10 comparison? Do share your views in the comments section below.

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