The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is an A-segment hatchback by the Indian carmaker. It is powered by a 998cc K10B petrol engine. The motor generates 67hp of max power at 6,000 rpm and 90Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm for the petrol powered version. However, the engine has been tuned down for the CNG variants at 58hp and 78Nm. The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 also comes with and AGS (Auto Gear Shift) or automatic transmission in addition to a 5-speed manual transmission. Certified mileage of this hatchback is 24.07 km/l for the petrol version in both gearbox options and 32.26 km/kg for the CNG variants.
Driver airbag in the upper variants of the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 adds to the safety quotient of the vehicle.
Front power windows are placed in the centre to aid convenience of use and offers easy operation for the driver and co-driver
Auto Gear Shift offers a driving experience similar to an automatic car without being too expensive. The technology can also improve fuel-efficiency by a marginal amount.
The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 has a simple exterior that has gone through a refresh. The headlamps are slightly bigger and accommodate have the front indicator integrated into it. The revised bumper also houses the front fog lamps. On the side, there isn't much difference viz-a-viz the Alto 800, which has a simple straight shoulder line with black cladding in the center to give it a sporty appeal. The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 also comes with body colored ORVMs or outside rear- view mirrors and door handles, which are colored in black on its sibling, the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800.
The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 has interior space to accommodate five persons. However, five adults with three on the rear bench can be a bit of a squeeze. Plastic quality of the dashboard is decent and build quality is acceptable. The dashboard houses an instrument cluster, a piano black finished stereo with CD, AUX-in and USB along with AC controls. Silver accents on the steering wheel add a bit of premium feel to the cabin. The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 comes with a dual tone interior in a combination of black and beige with the lower portion of the dashboard in beige along with a portion of the door panels and the fabric seats.
Powering the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is a 998cc K10B petrol engine, that is available in two states of tune since the car is also available in CNG. In the petrol mode, the Alto K10 generates 67hp max power at 6,000 rpm and 90Nm peak torque at 3,500 rpm, while in CNG the same engine produces 58hp and 78Nm respectively. Power delivery is seamless and noise-intrusion into the cabin is at par with segment standards.
The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 has two transmission options - a 5-speed manual transmission and a 5-speed automatic transmission. The automatic transmission is an auto gear shift or automated manual unit (AMT), which changes the gear of the car by itself, without affecting mileage. The manual transmission is also a good unit with the gear ratios well-tuned for city traffic
The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 has side door impact beam along with rigid crumple zones for added occupant safety. Brakes are courtesy a pair of discs at the front and drum at the rear. All variants of the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 has an immobiliser, 3-point ELR seatbelts and the top-end VXi (O) variant gets a driver airbag as well.
The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 has a certified mileage of 24.07 km/l for the petrol powered engine in the 5-speed manual transmission and Auto Gear Shift (AMT). In the CNG variants, the A-segment hatchback delivers 32.26 km/kg.
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