Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Test Drive Review | MotorBeam & Indian Car Bike News & Reviews

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Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Drive Review

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Car 2010 Maruti Suzuki K10 VXi

Price OTR Mumbai: 3,69,714/-

The Suzuki Alto is the highest car in India but the company was not satisfied by the way few discounted it for being old and slow. the Alto K10, which is a control + C and control + V job of the engine the A-Star, but is it? Not really as the Maruti K10 also gets a minor to its aged exteriors and interiors.

this make the Alto K10 an to modern machines like the i10 and Chevrolet Beat. We find

Exteriors #8211; The Alto K10 is longer and 55 kgs heavier then its F8 which is something you won#8217;t notice, what you would notice is the new headlights, grille, fog lamps, mirrors and tail Although all this is nothing it is a welcome change considering the had a price target to meet. The K10 looks modern with changes, but does not really out of the crowd (which the Beat

Door mouldings and body bumpers gel well with the design of the car. A chrome now runs on top of the front grille, is now larger.

The full wheel design seems to have inspired from the Swift cover. They look

The rear tail lamp seem to have some of inspiration from the Chevrolet

Interiors #8211; The Alto K10 a slight improvement in interior The car now features much better cluster which has an addition of a and digital odometer. The center remains the same. One of the best about the Alto K10 is the 3-spoke wheel, which feels comfortable to hold.

Also added is internally controls for the rear view which is not really a big deal but well with the overall of the car. We loved the mirrors on the old 1.1 as well.

The Alto K10 gets fabric seats and door which might just get if you opt for seat covers. However quality still continues to be on the side.

Aesthetics aside, the interiors are more spacious its predecessor, a huge improvement but its not enough. For the driver, your will hit the center console and the is worst when it comes to However this is not a K10 specific as the 800cc Alto is no different.

At prices, other cars in the give you more space on the

Air conditioning, too, is far better the earlier version. The cabin faster but the rear passengers feel the heat.

Ride, Handling and Braking – The K10 featured a re-tuned suspension to its extra weight. The ride of the is very decent on low speeds but as we momentum, the stiffness of the suspension very apparent. Featuring tyres (155/65 R13), the K10 is still seriously under-tyred. becomes very apparent ever you start braking or to a corner.

We went with expectations about the K10s (owing to its light kerb of just 760 kgs) but we were disappointed. Any time you brake, the car making noises (tyre to be exact) and starts sliding all ABS should have been atleast as an option. Handling is no as the tyres spoil the fun there giving up grip too early and leading to massive understeer.

the Alto could have way better if Maruti had decided to it fatter rubber. However, would have compromised the which happens to be close to 20

The Alto#8217;s steering is very and makes it a boon to navigate at low A turning radius of 4.6m you seldom need to reverse at As the speed increases the drawbacks of the become quite evident, becomes totally lifeless and absolutely no confidence.

We also to make a special mention the gearshift quality, which is the we have come across in times. Although cable the gar shift is not at all smooth, specially gear which is a pain to get and that blunted most of our kmph runs. The shift is very rubbery and we really there was Boomer stuck the third gear cog (checkout the on the sidebar to see how difficult third is to engage).

Performance – Probably the significant reason why a Alto buyer would look at the K10 is the performance and the K10 does not disappoint. with the same specs as the the K10 motor in the Alto produces of power at 6200 rpm and 90NM of at 3500 rpm. All this not sound exciting but when you in the weight of this machine, you it has a power to weight ratio of per tonne.

The Alto K10 moves and it moves you utmost urgency. This car is and there are no two thoughts about it. in any gear is amazing and there is no lag of any Infact, the K10 motor addresses one of the flaws of the 800cc Alto, of power.

Contrarily, there is in the Alto K10. The engine is refined too and is makes very noise below 4000Rpm. you cross 4000Rpm, the K10 motor is audible which isn#8217;t a bad

100kmph is easy in this car and it can there all day long without a fuss.

Conclusion – The Alto K10 is a in the right direction by Maruti It has a lot of short comings, but the major of the Alto has been answered, it is no sluggish and never feels out of something which the 800cc could never boast It is the fastest car you can get at that price and is economical too. The performance of the K10 very well makes up for all its comings and if some one wants a rocket, this is it.

Add some rubber and a few short comings of the K10 will be resolved. There is no alternative to the Alto K10 and Maruti have opened a new segment, the hatch one.

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