Expert Review of Maruti Alto K10
Maruti Suzuki India is the country’s top-most car manufacturer and its cars have been the most appreciated and loved ones in the Indian car market. First Maruti stole the heart of its consumers with Maruti 800 and then came in Maruti Alto. The Maruti Alto K10 is the upgraded version of Alto and is offered in two guises; Maruti Alto K10 LXi is the base variant in the range. The car has been powered by a fuel efficient engine that produces decent power and torque and is mated with five-speed manual transmission. This combination allows the car to give out a good mileage of 15 to 20kmpl. With this fuel efficient engine, the company has tried to make it similarly impressive on the inside as well. The interiors are decent and give you a good feeling as soon as you step inside the car. The comfort features here are not many, but the air conditioning system with heater and power steering do the trick. On the other hand, the safety features are missing from this model and because of lack of so many features, the Maruti Alto K10 LXi price has been kept reasonable and utterly affordable. The looks of the car are compact and parking will not be a problem with this car.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Maruti Cars are well-known for its mileage deliverance and Maruti Alto K10 LXi is no different. The car has been blessed with a fuel efficient engine, which is coupled with five-speed manual gearbox. This amalgamation of the engine and gearbox has made the car pretty frugal. On the city roads, the car comfortably gives out 15kmpl of mileage, while on the highways, this fuel economy figures goes up to 20.2kmpl. These mileage figures make it perfect for any car consumer, who wishes that their car shouldn’t mess with their monthly fuel budget.
Maruti Alto K10 LXi is available in a wide range of colors, comprising of Superior White, Midnight Black, Fire Brick Red, Silky Silver, Ecru Beige and Blue Blaze.
Acceleration and Pick up
The acceleration and pickup of Maruti Alto K10 LXi is decent. However, you can expect this car to give you a performance that a sports car give you, but the compact size and the powerful engine make sure that you are not disappointed in any way.The car is a front wheel drive and when accelerated the car zooms away with a top speed of 148kmph and reaches the 100kmph speed mark from zero in 13.3 seconds. These acceleration and pickup figures make this small car one of the best one Maruti’s portfolio.
The Maruti Alto K10 LXi is way better than the original Alto that was launched years ago. This one is quite elegant and stylish as far as the looks of the car are concerned. The chrome finished logo of the car positioned on the front grille makes the front of the car appear to be stylish. The headlamp cluster is well-shaped and the clear lens attracts one and all. To make the exteriors of the more appealing, the rear end of Maruti Alto K10 LXi has been done with care. The stylish tail gate is accompanied by chic tail lights and rear bumper. On the side, the wheel arches are shaped boldly, while the 13 inches of tubeless tyres make the car’s posture more proud and bold. Overall, the exteriors of this one are decent and not so much disappointing.
On the inside, Maruti Alto K10 LXi comes with stylish and sophisticated interiors. The three spoke power steering wheel adorns the front cabin of the car. The gear knob position is ideal and dual tone top-notch material used in the car makes this one quite impressive. The front and rear seats come with headrests and the fabric inserts on the door trims makes Alto K10 LXi more interesting. The cabin lamp inside gives enough light for reading purpose, while you would also see electronic trip meter with Tachometer in the car. The air conditioner present here is efficient and cools the entire car in matter of few minutes. The ample of legroom and headroom further enhances the overall interiors of the car. Being the base variant, the car doesn’t feature power windows, CD player and remote central locking system. But you can get these installed externally by the dealer.
Maruti Alto K10 LXi is a compact and well proportioned car. it’s ideal dimensions make it a quick drive and makes parking extremely easy for the owner. The car stretches out to 3620mm in length, while the width of the car is 1495mm. the height of the car is 1460mm along with the wheelbase of 2360mm.
Maruti Alto K10 LXI comes with a 998cc of petrol engine that meets the BS IV norms. This engine is capable of churning out 67.5bhp of peak power @ 6200rpm along with generating 90Nm of maximum torque @ 3500rpm. This engine has been coupled with five-speed manual transmission, which makes the performance of the car much more smooth and downy.
The nicely shaped wheel arches of Maruti Alto K10 LXi comes fitted with 13 inches of tubeless tyres, where each tyre has a size of 155/65 R13. These help the car to provide a smooth ride to the occupants and minimize the bumps along the way.
The engine is well accompanied by a sophisticated suspension system in Maruti Alto K10 LXi. The front axle has McPherson Strut With Torsion Type Roll Control Device type suspension, while the rear axle comes with Coil Spring, Gas Filled Shock Absorbers With Three Link Rigid Axle & Isolated Trailing Arm type suspension. The gas filled shock absorbers make the ride much better in this car model.
Handling and Control
The handling of the car is decent as the suspension system present in the car is impressive and the rest of the handling is improved by the presence of power steering wheel. on the other hand, the brake system here offers great controlling to the driver.
compact looks, affordable price
lack of many features