Expert Review of Maruti Alto K10 VXI
Maruti has become a household name in our country and their automobiles are regarded as the best selling models in India. Their second favorite model Alto has been launched over and over again in new avatars and models with many upgrades and modifications over time. And this time they have added a new car to their series, named Maruti Alto K10 VXI. The car is very reliable and easy on the pocket with a well balanced number of comfort and safety features. The car has a very good, all aluminium, light weight, K10B engine, which gives a powerful performance and fuel efficiency. Each and every part of the Maruti Alto K10 VXI is well positioned and nothing seems to be out of place. Interiors and exteriors are both great and set good standards. The car comes in 6 vibrant colors. The car is rich with many wonderful and useful comfort features that don’t make anyone feel uncomfortable while driving even for a longer period of time.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Maruti Alto K10 VXI has a specially designed engine, which gives lots of power without compromising on the mileage. The company has provided an all aluminium light weight K10B type engine, which delivers a mileage of 20.2kmpl on highways and 15kmpl on the city roads. The fuel tank has a capacity of 35litres.
The new Maruti Alto K10 VXI comes in 6 different colors including Midnight Black, Ecru Beige, Silky Silver, Fire Brick Red, Superior White and Blue Blaze. All the colors are metallic except Superior White. These new shades are very beautiful and full of life.
Acceleration and Pick up
The car touches the speed of 100kmph in less than 13.3 seconds, which is very good for a hatchback of this class. The Maruti Alto K10 VXI can attain a maximum speed of about 148kmph. The lightweight of the Maruti Alto K10 VXI also comes handy while accelerating at a very quick pace.
Maruti Alto K10 VXI doesn’t have any striking appearance but still it puts up a decent view for the eyes. The company has not made many changes in the appearance of the car. It comes with body colored wide front and rear bumpers and outside rear view mirrors to form a very good combination. Maruti Alto K10 VXI comes with bold and imposing exteriors that include a stylish hatch as well. The clear lens headlamps look very elegant. The steel wheels of the car are topped with full wheel covers.
In the department of comfort features, Maruti Alto K10 VXI is very good. It comprises of a large number of comfort features to choose from. The car is very spacious and provides a large boot space and legroom. The front and rear seats come with integrated headrests and two cup holders attached to the console. The air conditioner with heater is quite good and very efficient. Maruti Alto K10 VXI comes with front power windows, central locking system and tachometer. Electronic tripmeter is also a new feature included in the car. There are manually adjustable outside rear view mirrors, apart from remote boot and fuel lid openers and accessory power outlet in the car. The collapsible steering column with power steering is very responsive. The fabric inserts in door trims are also present in the car. Also the car comes with two tone interiors, which give an elegant feel. Ash-tray, sun-visor and vanity mirror are also present in the car.
The Maruti Alto K10’s dimensions have been set to suit the category of the hatchback. The overall length of the car is 3620mm, the overall width is 1475mm and the overall height is 1460mm. The car has a kerb weight of 765kg and a gross weight of 1185kg. The car looks compact from outside but still it surprises with lots of inner space.
Maruti Alto K10 VXI features a very advanced all aluminium light weight K10B (K-series) petrol engine having a displacement of 998cc, and delivering a very good fuel efficiency and a high performance. The engine gives a maximum of 67.1bhp at the rate of 6200rpm, which is quite impressive for a hatchback of this segment. The engine provides a maximum torque of 90Nm at the rate of 3500rpm. The engine comprises of 3 cylinders with 4 valves per cylinder. There is an MPFI system (Multi point fuel injection system) in the car. The car has 5 speed manual gearbox with all new cable type gear shift technology. It complies to bharat stage IV norms.
The car has steel wheels with a size of 13-inch and tyre size of 155/65 R13. The tyres are tubeless. The wheel base of the car is 2360mm with a front tread of 1295mm and a rear tread of 1290mm. The minimum turning radius of the car is 4.6m with a ground clearance of 160mm.
The suspension system of the Maruti Alto K10 VXI is very strong. The front suspension system consists of Mc Pherson strut with torsion type roll control device, which is quite common these days. The rear suspension, meanwhile, consists of coil spring and gas filled shock absorbers with three link rigid axle and isolated trailing arm.
Handling and Control
The car is very responsive in terms of control and handling. Maruti Alto K10 VXI has a collapsible power steering, which is quite good for excellent handling. The car has a very good braking system also. The front brakes consist of ventilated disc and the rear brakes consists of drum brakes.
Great mileage, affordable pricing and excellent service network.
The interiors of the car seem dull.