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Maruti Alto K10

Maruti Alto K10
Rs. 3.59 Lac*
*Ex-showroom price (new delhi)
Maruti Alto K10 Specs / Features
Engine TypeK Series Petrol Engine
Engine Description1.0-litre 67.1bhp 12V K Series Petrol Engine
Engine Displacement(cc)998
No. of Cylinders3
Maximum Power67.1bhp@6000rpm
Maximum Torque90Nm@3500rpm
Valves Per Cylinder4
Valve ConfigurationDOHC
Fuel Supply SystemMPFi
Bore x Stroke-
Compression Ratio-
Turbo ChargerNo
Super ChargerNo
Top Speed145 Kmph
Acceleration (0-100 kmph)13.3 Seconds
Drag Coefficient-
Service cost`2,747 /yr
Mileage-City (kmpl)20.6
Mileage-Highway (kmpl) 24.07
Fuel Type Petrol
Emission Norm ComplianceBS IV
Emission Control System-
Fuel Tank Capacity (Liters) 35
Transmission TypeManual
Gear box 5 Speed
Drive TypeFWD
Clutch Type -
Suspension System
Front SuspensionMacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension3 Link Rigid
ShockAbsorbers Type -
Steering TypePower
Steering Column-
Steering Gear TypeRack & Pinion
Turning Radius (wheel base)4.6 metres
Brake System
Front Brake TypeVentilated Disc
Rear Brake TypeDrum
Tyre Size 155/65 R13
Tyre TypeTubeless,Radial
Wheel Size13 Inch
Alloy Wheel Size-
Other Specifications
Seating Capacity 5
No of Doors5
No of Floors -
Payload & Towing
Cargo Volume177-liters
Car Details
Country of AssemblyIndia
Country of ManufactureIndia
Warranty Time2 Years
Warranty Distance40000 Kms
Comfort & Convenience
Power SteeringYes
Power Windows-FrontYes
Power Windows-RearNo
Automatic Climate ControlNo
Air Quality ControlNo
Remote Trunk OpenerYes
Remote Fuel Lid OpenerYes
Low Fuel Warning LightYes
Accessory Power OutletYes
Trunk LightNo
Vanity MirrorYes
Rear Reading LampNo
Rear Seat HeadrestYes
Rear Seat Centre Arm RestNo
Height Adjustable Front Seat BeltsNo
Cup Holders-FrontYes
Cup Holders-RearNo
Rear A/C VentsNo
Heated Seats - FrontNo
Heated Seats - RearNo
Seat Lumbar SupportNo
Multi-function Steering WheelNo
Cruise ControlNo
Parking SensorsNo
Navigation SystemNo
Foldable Rear SeatBench Folding
Smart Access Card EntryNo
Engine Start/Stop ButtonNo
Glove Box CoolingNo
Bottle HolderFront Door
Voice ControlNo
Steering Wheel Gearshift PaddlesNo
Anti-Lock Braking SystemNo
Central LockingNo
Brake AssistNo
Power Door LocksNo
Child Safety LocksYes
Anti-Theft AlarmNo
Driver AirbagNo
Passenger AirbagNo
Side Airbag-FrontNo
Side Airbag-RearNo
Day & Night Rear View MirrorYes
Passenger Side Rear View Mirror Yes
Xenon HeadlampsNo
Halogen HeadlampsYes
Rear Seat BeltsYes
Seat Belt WarningYes
Door Ajar WarningNo
Side Impact BeamsYes
Front Impact BeamsYes
Traction ControlNo
Adjustable SeatsYes
Keyless EntryNo
Tyre Pressure MonitorNo
Vehicle Stability Control SystemNo
Engine ImmobilizerYes
Crash SensorNo
Centrally Mounted Fuel TankYes
Engine Check WarningNo
Automatic HeadlampsNo
Clutch LockNo
Advance Safety Features -
Follow Me Home HeadlampsNo
Rear CameraNo
Anti-Theft DeviceYes
Air ConditionerYes
Adjustable Steering ColumnNo
Electronic Multi-TripmeterYes
Leather SeatsNo
Fabric UpholsteryYes
Leather Steering WheelNo
Glove CompartmentYes
Digital ClockYes
Outside Temperature DisplayNo
Cigarette LighterNo
Digital OdometerYes
Electric Adjustable SeatsNo
Folding Table in The RearNo
Driving Experience Control EcoNo
Height Adjustable Driving SeatNo
Adjustable HeadlightsYes
Fog Lights - FrontNo
Fog Lights - RearNo
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorNo
Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View MirrorYes
Electric Folding Rear View MirrorNo
Rain Sensing WiperNo
Rear Window WiperNo
Rear Window WasherNo
Rear Window DefoggerNo
Wheel CoversYes
Alloy WheelsNo
Power AntennaYes
Tinted Glass No
Rear SpoilerNo
Removable/Convertible Top No
Roof CarrierNo
Sun RoofNo
Moon RoofNo
Side StepperNo
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators No
Integrated AntennaNo
Chrome GrilleYes
Chrome GarnishNo
Smoke Headlamps No
Roof RailNo
Cassette Player No
CD PlayerYes
CD ChangerNo
DVD PlayerNo
Audio System Remote ControlNo
Speakers FrontYes
Speakers RearNo
Integrated 2DIN AudioNo
Bluetooth ConnectivityNo
USB & Auxiliary inputYes
Touch ScreenNo
Maruti Alto K10 Colours
  • Fire Brick Red
  • Tango Orange
  • Silky silver
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Granite Grey
  • Superior white
Maruti Alto K10 REVIEW

Maruti Suzuki India launched the second generation Alto K10 on November 3 2014 and since then it has sold more than 25,00,000 lakh units in India.


Outlook & Exteriors

The changes made to this car are very subtle and hence, it is pretty easy to distinguish the Alto K10 from its cheaper sibling. From the front, the hatchback features large swept-back headlamps and a completely new bonnet that adds muscularity to its overall layout. The air dam is trapezoidal and while housing the license plate, sits comfortably between the two round fog lamps.

Move to the side and the sharp aerodynamic lines running the length of the car become more visible. A single character line connecting the front fenders with the tail lights add a little drama to the otherwise simple facade of the car.

The rear of this vehicle has also seen cosmetic enhancements as the tailgate of this car is new and flatter than before, making the car appear wider. The boot-lid is small, so is the rear windshield, but the car extends a decent boot capacity of 177 liters.

The car measures 3545mm in length, 1295mm in width, 1475mm in height and has a ground clearance of 160mm.


Interior, Features & Ambience

Step inside the Alto K10 and the difference between both the siblings becomes evident. Though still a bit inferior to the cabin of Hyundai Eon, the in-house of this entry level hatchback is a bit upmarket for its segment. There is the contemporary dual-tone dashboard, wider AC vents, a new steering wheel and a music system (with CD, MP3 player, USB and AUX) in piano black finish making the point. The interior also has splashes of silver accents all around it.

The hatchback has front seats that offer decent amount of under-thigh support, leg and headroom. The backrest is a bit compromised as the seats are scooped up from behind to increase legroom for the rear passengers. As for the rear seats, the added legroom is a benefit, however the shoulder room is insufficientmaking the sitting arrangement of three people in the back seat a cramped affair.


Engine & Performance

The Alto K10 is only available in a 1.0-litre (998cc) 3 cylinder engine with an option of CNG in both the LXi and VXi trims. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission while the higher VXi variant is available with an automated gearbox. This engine churns out 68hp @ 6000rpm and has a peak torque of 90Nm @3500rpm. It extends a claimed mileage of around 24.07kmpl. For its size and segment, the Alto K10 is pretty fast as it has a top speed of 142kmph and can achieve 0-100kms in just 15.49 seconds. 

Get your right leg heavy and you will realize that the throttle response of this engine is crispier than before. You are not left asking for more as thiscar glides fast in the first three gears very easily. The petrol engine would suffice your city drivability as well as satisfy the auto enthusiast in you. 


Ride Quality and Handling

After taking the test drive of the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 it is certain that the hatchback houses an engine that is peppy and very responsive.

The automatic variant of this car is much smoother than the automatic of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio. It is more refined and the jerkiness that was felt in the latter model is minimized in the Alto K10. The NVH levels (Noise, Vibration & Harshness) are efficiently controlled making the cabin quiet and comfortable to ride in. 

However, the slim tires measuring 155/55 R13 rattle the car easily. The McPherson Strut suspension in the front tires and the 3-link rigid axle suspension well absorb the small potholes and cracks of the road but at high speeds, they are bound to disturb the occupants of the car.


Braking and Safety

The car has ventilated disc brakes in the front tires and drum breaks in the back tires. ABS and an optional driver airbag in the top VXi variant add to the safety list of the car.



If not in the world, Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is the cheapest automatic in India. It features a substantial upgrade over the Alto 800. It has a peppy and rev-happy automatic engine that is the mostfun to drive in its segment especially in the traffic.  

+Read Further
  1. • Peppy engine

    • Interior fit and finish

    • Good fuel efficiency


  1. • Compressed cabin

    • Gearbox is a bit notchy

    • Low ride height

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