Maruti Suzuki Alto K10

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is the perfect choice for a happy small family. The compact hatchback gives a secure feeling to the driver and the people sitting in the car. The car is easy and economical on maintenance too as the spare parts of Maruti Suzuki are very affordable and the services never to be doubted upon. Earlier this car was called Maruti Suzuki Alto but after installing the new and improved K10 series engine it has been renamed as Maruti Suzuki Alto K10. After a nice facelift, improvement in features and engine Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 has gained more popularity than ever before. It is one of the most favourite cars of many small families, especially in the smaller cities. So let's move on to the forthcoming sections to know why Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is an all-time favourite car of many.

Engine and other specifications

The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 has got a BSIV Compliant 1 litre, 3 cylinder 998 cc petrol engine. It develops maximum power of 68 PS at 2000 rpm and top torque of 90 Nm at 3500 rpm. The tyre size is 155/65 R13. The car is capable of seating 5 individuals at a time. The suspension at the front are Mc Pherson Strut with torsion type roll control device and at the rear are Coil spring, Gas filled shock absorbers with three link axle and isolated trailing arm. The kerb weight of the base variant of Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is 760 kgs whereas the Vxi variant weighs 765 kgs. This car has been given a 5 manual transmission gearbox with ventilated disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. The top speed is a good 138 kilometres per hour. The minimum turning radius of the car is 4.6 metres. The total ground clearance comes to 160mm and the total wheelbase is 2360 mm. The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 measures 3620 mm in length, 1475 mm in width and 1495 mm in height with side mouldings.



Exterior design

The new changes made to the exteriors of Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 makes it look more stylised than before. It is available in some very nice shades such as fire brick red, superior white, blue blaze, ecru beige, silky silver and midnight black. The body has been made curvier than before and the beautified logo of Maruti Suzuki adds to the look of the car. This new avatar of Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 includes body coloured bumpers, wheel covers, distinctive new look of the door handles and body coloured internally adjustable outside rear view mirrors. The tailgate with wedge gives the rear part of the body of Alto K10 a smart look. The headlamp cluster has been reshaped in eagle-eye design with lens being crystal clear. The fog lamps have a round shape slot and the rear tail lamps too have been given a superb look. The front grille has got a bolder look now.

Interiors

In the newer version of the Maruti Alto K10 the interiors have been made more striking. The power steering and the new dashboard design are the highlights of the cabin. The gear knob looks fantastic and its positioning is right in the mid of the driver seat and the co-passenger's seat. The quality of the fabric upholstery has been upgraded too. Beautifully coloured door trim fabric too has been inserted in the cabin. Cabin lamp makes the interiors better lit. The seat headrests are adjustable now. The speedometer cluster has got an amber colour illumination making it appear very beautiful. The new features also include rear parcel tray, cup holders, ash tray, vanity mirror, tachometer, AC with heater, sun visor, front power windows and accessory socket.

Performance

The new Alto K10 boasts of an excellent mileage of 20.2 kilometers per litre which is BS IV compliant. The hatchback takes just about 13.3 seconds to go from 1 to 100 kmph. The new cable type 5 speed manual transmission gearbox makes gear shifting process very smooth. The new Alto K10 has got improved on the noise, vibration and harshness and the cabin is considerably quitter than earlier. The emissions too have been made considerably lower. The safety features have improved a lot! There is collapsible steering column, improved braking system, front fog lamps, side impact beams, i-CATS immobilizer to reduce the chances of burglary to a great extent, headlight levelling device, improved suspension system and high mounted rear stop lamps as its great safety features.

Pros

  • Improved mileage
  • Better safety features
  • Attractive designing
  • Attractive designing
  • Improved space
  • Enhanced interiors
  • Value for money

Cons

  • Lack of entertainment features

The Verdict

The Maruti Suzuki New Alto K 10 is definitely a step ahead of its predecessor. It is very affordable, low on maintenance cost and much more beautiful than before. It makes for a perfect choice for anyone who wants to purchase a car in the budget between Rs. 3,14,226 and Rs. 3,27,466. So if you are looking to buy a new smart hatchback and this is exactly the price you are looking to spend then Maruti Suzuki Alto K 10 is the car for you!