Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai have been ruling the Indian Auto Sector since long. Both auto giants offer a myriad of choices ranging from economical hatchbacks, compact sedans, SUVs and many more. Choosing between them can be considered as one of the hardest jobs for a new car buyer. Let’s take you through a brief comparison between the two, just so to help you if you are planning to buy a new car.

Maruti Suzuki Vs Hyundai | The Race For Number One
Maruti Suzuki Vs Hyundai | The Race For Number One

Maruti Suzuki is commonly known as India’s own brand. Although, It’s 56% subsidiary is owned by parent company Japan’s Suzuki Motor Corporation. Their merger was declared in the year 1982, a year after the formation of Maruti Suzuki. It’s the first plant was established at Manesar and employees Nearly 40,000 people.

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Best-Selling Maruti Suzuki Cars

  • Maruti Suzuki Swift
  • Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
  • Maruti Suzuki Dzire
  • Maruti Suzuki Celerio
  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 
  • Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Maruti Suzuki Vs Hyundai | The Race For Number One
Maruti Suzuki XL6

Hyundai Motors is also a known name to us Indians. Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Hyundai Motors, founded in 1967 and is the third-largest automotive manufacturer in the world. Hyundai Motor Group is comprised of Hyundai Motors in addition to Kia Motors and Genesis Motors globally. Overall, there are more than 104,700 people employed under Hyundai Motors.

Best-Selling Hyundai Cars

  • Hyundai Venue
  • Hyundai Elite i20
  • Hyundai Creta
  • Hyundai Grand i10
  • Hyundai Xcent
Maruti Suzuki Vs Hyundai | The Race For Number One
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Apart from Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai, other competitors in the Indian market include Tata Motors headquartered in (Mumbai, Maharashtra), Honda Motors headquartered in (Minato, Tokyo, Japan), Toyota Motors headquartered in (Aichi, Japan), Skoda Motors headquartered in (Mlada Boleslav, Czechia), Ford motors headquartered in (Michigan, United States), Volvo Motors headquartered in (Gothenburg, Sweden).  

Maruti Suzuki Vs Hyundai: Which is a better car to own?

A car is a marvel of engineering and any flaw can make or break the deal. With a few points in mind, customers preference lies with the performance, safety, comfort, as their first priority for choosing a car.

to give you a better perspective here is a comparison of the top-selling Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai models.

 Maruti Suzuki Swift Vs Hyundai Elite i20

Maruti Suzuki Swift Hyundai Elite i20
           Photo of Maruti Swift

PERFORMANCE

  • 0-100 kmph in 12.6sec
  • Mileage – 22 kmpl
  • Top Speed – 165 kmph

SAFETY

  • Child Safety Lock is available.
  • Brake assist is available.
  • ABS is available

COMFORT

  • Gear Shift indicator is available.
  • Battery saver is unavailable.
  • Lane change indicator is available.
  

Photo of Hyundai Elite i20PERFORMANCE

  • 0-100 kmph in 13.2sec
  • Mileage – 18.6kmpl 
  • Top Speed – 170 kmph

SAFETY

  • Child Safety Lock is available.
  • Brake assist is not available.
  • ABS is available

COMFORT

  • Gear Shift indicator is available.
  • Battery saver is available.
  • Lane change indicator is available.

The above comparison is based on two of the best selling cars from Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai in India. The better car is an individual’s choice since India is now a country of more than 230 million vehicles as Google suggests. The race for the better car will end at infinity.

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Apart from being the best car in terms of exterior and interior features, other factors such as price, availability, service cost, the dealership offer, resale value and availability of parts also acknowledged. 

Since both are automobile giants their availability won’t be an issue, moreover their service centres and dealerships are all over India. Both companies make a vehicle according to the pockets of a middle-class person in India.

Car insurance and car finance facilities are also provided by both companies. But the resale value of Maruti cars could be higher than that of Hyundai.

Maruti Suzuki Vs Hyundai: Which is the safer car to own?

The image below shows the results of some vehicle’s crash testing results. Nearly, all companies are installing the airbags while manufacturing. The installed safety features in a vehicle are not only to provide safety but also helps to get certifications from the NCAP and gain consumers trust resulting to increase in the sales and profits to the company. The Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) stands for testing and giving star ratings to the car models. 

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The Global NCAP has adopted some standards for the year 2020 in which the UN countries need to adopt for better car safety. The standards included are frontal impact with seat belt and anchorages, electronic stability control, pedestrian protection, motorcycle anti-lock brakes, and autonomous emergency braking system. The assessment protocols are distributed into adult occupant protection and child occupant protection. 

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Global NCAP Crash Test
Image Courtesy: Global NCAP

Furthermore, other safety features are adapted and continuously modified according to get the best and safest vehicle for the drivers such as speed sensing auto door locks and ISOFIX Child seat mounts. All the details for Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai are available on their official websites.

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Both the companies are heading to transform their technologies mostly to reduce the carbon emissions. As per the Supreme Court’s order the Diesel engine vehicles more than 10 years and the Petrol engine vehicles more than 15 years will be illegal. Moreover, the present government has made it clear that they won’t entertain the violators of the environment.

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Resultant, most companies are transforming their manufacturing units to produce electric vehicles and to cope with new emission standards.

But still, it’s a long way to go. Also, the good news is you can still plan your dream car and buy it. If worried about the service cost and other maintenance of your vehicle. Just don’t freak out! There is GoMechanic which can provide you services at a price 40%cheaper than the authorised service centres of Maruti and Hyundai.

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