Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
Maruti Alto k10 India
Maruti Alto k10 is the new upgraded version of the Maruti Alto car but with new improved features and at very affordable prices. Maruti Suzuki India has also launched special festive editions of Alto and Alto K10. They have been released as the Alto Xplore and Alto K10 Xplore. Maruti Alto k10 features a 998cc K10 engine, with 20.2 km per litre mileage; 35 liters petrol tank capacity hits the 100 kmph in just 13.3 seconds. The Maruti Alto k10 has been launched in India priced in the range of 3.03 - 3.16 lakhs. Being the largest selling car in India, the Alto is Maruti’s most important offering in the market. In fact the Alto has taken over the successor tag after the iconic Maruti 800.
Maruti Alto k10 Engine
The engine of Maruti Alto k10 is the same as found under the hood of A-Star, Estilo and the new Wagon R. It has a significantly more powerful engine than the existing 800cc Alto yet provides increased fuel efficiency. With 68 PS from the new 998 cc engine and just an increase of 50 kg the performance of the car is one of the best in its class. The clock hits the 0-100 in 13.3 seconds, which is better than the 17.3 of the existing Alto. It has a high torque of 90Nm@3500 rpm with low emissions and low NVH as well.
Maruti Alto k10 Exteriors
The Maruti Alto k10 has changed visually, but most of it is cosmetic. The Alto-K10 is longer by 125mm to accommodate the bigger K-series engine. It has a new aggressive front, with a differently styled combination of dynamic hood, bold eagle-eye headlamps with crystal-clear lens. The Alto-K10 comes with Tinted glasses, Large13-inch tubeless tyres, Body coloured bumpers, Trendy wheel-covers, Precise and smart front grill, Interesting body side, mouldings and Stylish tail gate. The new Maruti Alto k10 feature with wide array of elegant and stylish exteriors enhances the beauty of this hatchback.
Maruti Alto k10 Interiors
Suzuki has redesigned the interior of the new Alto, everything including power steering to its instrumental panel. The top end model of the new Maruti Alto has a touch of dual tone. The lengthening of the Maruti Alto K10 unfortunately doesn’t translate to more space in the interiors. The dual tone interiors look very good and give the Maruti Alto k10 an up market look and feel. The instrument comprises of tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge, temperature gauge, digital trip-meter and odometer as well. The K10 comes with a stylish 3-spoke collapsible steering column further making the driver's life easy.
Maruti Alto k10 Safety Features
The Maruti Alto k10 Safety Features include Collapsible steering column, Headlight leveling device, Improved suspension system, child locks on the rear door, Improved brake system, Central locking, Side impact beams, i-CATS, to minimizes chances of a burglary, Front fog lamps, High mounted rear stop lamp.
Maruti Alto k10 Colors
Maruti Alto k10 Ride and Handling
The Maruti Alto k10 rides very assuredly on all surfaces and the Alto soaks up most undulations on the road. The steering is not heavier. It is light as a feather. It feels a bit uncomfortable on the highway due to its lightness. For city driving, the engine and power steering are perfect. The Alto could have handled way better if Maruti had decided to give it bigger tyres. However, that would have compromised the mileage which happens to be close to 20 kmpl. It’s good to drive the Maruti Alto k10, due to its smooth ride and cool look.
Maruti Alto k10 Models
Maruti Alto K10 LXI: This is the base variant of the new Maruti Alto k10 that is equipped with 998cc, K10 engine and with a few advanced features. It comes with improved suspension, new cable-type transmission, superior brake system and more knee-room for rear seat passengers, etc.
Maruti Alto K10 VXI: This top end variant of the new entrant comes with most of the features of the base variant and some added features like front power windows, three spoke power steering wheel, key off reminder, 13 inch tubeless tyres, front fog lamps, etc. The variant weighs 765 kg.
Maruti Alto k10 Specifications
The Maruti Alto has a seating capacity for 5. The exterior dimensions of this car are, Length - 3495 mm, Width - 1475 mm, Height - 1460 mm and a wheelbase of 2360 mm. The ground clearance of 160 mm in this car is pretty good. The Alto has a turning circle radius of 4.6 m. Maruti Alto offers shoulder room of 1180 cm and a rear knee room of 810 cm (max) and 540 cm (min).
Maruti Alto k10 Ex-Showroom Price
Alto-K10 LXi Delhi 3.03 lakh
Alto-K10 VXi Delhi 3.16 lakh
Maruti Alto k10 Competitors
The Maruti Alto k10 competes with the likes of Hyundai Eon, Tata Nano, Bajaj RE60, Chevrolet Spark etc.
Compare Maruti Alto k10 with other Models
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 vs Chevrolet Spark: Maruti Alto k10 delivers a better mileage and has the best solid service network as compared to the Chevrolet Spark. The Maruti Alto k10 also is the robust car with 67 bhp compared to the 62 bhp of the Chevrolet Spark.
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 vs Hyundai Santro: Hyundai Santro is the spacious lot compared to the
Maruti Alto k10. Hyundai Santro however comes at an expensive price tag compared to the Maruti Alto k10. The Maruti Alto k10 has its own trump card with better fuel efficiency.
Maruti Alto vs Maruti Alto k10: The biggest difference between the two cars is in the engine capacity. While the Alto has a capacity of 800 cc, Maruti Alto k10 has an improved capacity of 1000 cc.
Maruti Alto k10 Mileage
Maruti Alto k10 delivers a fuel efficiency of 20.2 km per litre which is the highest among petrol cars in A2 segment.
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Maruti Suzuki India will launch new models of it’s best selling Wagon R and Alto. Maruti Alto and Wagon R will come up with new generation K-Series engine to meet deadline of stricter emission norm by April 2010. New Wagon R and Alto will be Bharat Stage IV complaint. Maruti will discontinue it old F-series engines from both the cars. Maruti Ritz and A-Star are already using K-Series engine and its giving better performance and fuel efficiency. Successful K-series engine will be mounted on other models in a phased manner.
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