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Maruti Alto K10 Review
Maruti Alto K10 KnightRacer Special Edition
20 December, 2012: To rev up sales in the timid season, Maruti has launched limited edition of powerful bestseller Maruti Alto K10. Christened as ‘KnightRacer’, this variant features as many as 11 astounding features at exteriors and interiors of Maruti Alto K10. The feature incorporation has added a cost of INR 13490 above actual price. Recently, there were news about Maruti Alto 800 getting the potential 1.0L engine to take on rivals Chevrolet Spark and Hyundai Eon. Possibly, this might be last time we see amends featuring on old Alto K10, as in New Year we might see all-new Alto K10.
Maruti Alto K10 price raised
March 26, 2012: The elder brother of Maruti Alto, Alto K10, has become the new scapegoat of hike in excise duty in Union Budget 2012. The makers of Alto has raised the price of K10 by Rs 5500-5700 that means now one have to check other options available in market to choose from due to this unfavourable change in pricing.
Maruti Alto K10 Review by Expert
On the outside, Maruti Alto K10 boasts a contemporary design with bold angular headlights and bigger front grille. The lengthier car incorporates a refreshed set of tail lamps that blends well with the new design.
The inside of the Maruti Alto K10 is no less. The power steering to start off with, offers easy cruising. The easy to read instrument cluster and new gear knob do their duties in style; fresh upholstery with various colour schemes brings the interiors to life; integrated head-rests mounted both on the front and rear and comfortable seats provide fair support. The boot space is large enough to carry the baggage of a nuclear family.
Some of the features worth mentioning in the Maruti Alto K10 include internally adjustable outside rear view mirror which is very convenient, rear parcel tray, vanity mirror, cup holders and key off reminder. What adds ‘life’ to the car is its ELV or End of Life Vehicles compliance that makes the Alto K10 eco friendly drive allowing high degree of recycling for the raw materials of the car.
One might think that with all that Maruti Alto K10 offers- affordability and style, it might have overlooked safety of its passengers to some extent but it’s not true as this peppy, value for money car offers some very standard and interesting safety attributes. To begin with Maruti Alto K10 incorporates the iCAT that is Intelligent Computerized Anti Theft system that disables the ignition which results in immovability of the car in case someone does not use a factory supplied keys or tries to use duplicate keys. Some other features include fog lamps that render clear vision in tough weathers, child proof rear locks that prevent opening of the rear doors and last but not the least high mounted stop lamps that signal the following vehicles of the deceleration when the car’s left and right stop lamp is blocked by other vehicles.
The Maruti Alto K10 eats up potholes and bumps easily making it an ideal drive for Indian roads. The car seems in control at most times with the powered steering wheel. The compact car makes parking at difficult spot a breeze.
Overall, the Maruti Alto K10 is a total package that offers value for money as mentioned above, easy manoeuvrability, safety and looks in six exciting colour schemes. It’s no wonder that Maruti Alto K10 stands undefeated in the small car segment in India.
Maruti Alto K10 Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
|Maruti Alto K10 Variants||Maruti Alto K10 Mileage (City)||Maruti Alto K10 Mileage (Highway)|
|Maruti Alto K10 LXI||15.5 kmpl||20.2 kmpl|
|Maruti Alto K10 VXI||15.5 kmpl||20.2 kmpl|
Powered by the new K10 Engine, Maruti Alto K10 gives a decent mileage of 16 Km/l even in the city and as expected is equally charming with a mileage of above 20 Km/l on the highways. The K series Engine is very fuel efficient and has shown tremendous performance on the mileage charts over the time.
Maruti Alto K10 Models and Features
|Maruti Alto K10 Variants||Maruti Alto K10 Features|
|Maruti Alto K10 LXI||Bold and stance exteriors, stylish tail gate, wide bumpers, clear lens, central cap wheel covers, fabric seats, integrated front and rear head rests, AC with heater, power steering, remote boot and fuel lid opener, headlight levelling device, immobiliser CATS, one sided ORVM.|
|Maruti Alto K10 VXI||Full wheel caps, Body side moulding, Fabric inserts on door trims, ABC pillar trims, front power windows, manual central locking, tachometer, both sides internally adjustable ORVM, front fog lamps, key off reminder.|
Maruti Alto K10 Colors
|Superior White||Sikly Silver||Ecru Beige||Sunlight Copper||Fire Brick Red||Midnight Black|
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Maruti Alto K10 Engine, Power and Performance
As mentioned, both the variants of the Maruti Alto K10 run on the same K series Engine also known as the K10B 1 litre petrol engine that has a significant displacement of about 1000cc and generates a decent power of around 68ps at 6200rpm and a torque of about 90Nm at 3500rpm. The Engine is all aluminium light weight engine. The Engine is incorporated with three cylinders each having a pack of 4 valves. The all new Maruti Alto K10 is well equipped with a 5 speed manual transmission with an all new Cable type gear shift. The new K10B Engine is more powerful and efficient than ever.
Maruti Alto K10 Pickup and Acceleration
Maruti Alto K10 offers a powerful pickup from 0-100 within 13 seconds which is very welcoming to the pleasure of further taking it to a top speed of around 140 Km/h. With these statistics, the car is the best in its class.
Maruti Alto K10 Interiors and Features
The Maruti Alto K10 ensures most decent of comfort and style with innovative features and some refreshingly young dynamics. Maruti Suzuki has incorporated the K10 with the unique and dynamic upholstery and colour schemes with its dual tone interiors. Good attractive fibres are not only good looking but also very comfortable and offer a good relaxation while on a long journey. The New Front Console is equally eye catching and vibrant with a spaciously huge dashboard and well positioned instrument panel. One very distinct feature from previous versions of Alto is the presence of a new 3- spoke Steering Wheel which is well equipped with adjustment feature and is easy to control being light weight. A big new Speedometer with stylish dials and beautiful display is placed right in front. The Cluster with integrated Tachometer is another distinct feature here which is both a marvel for style and utility. Good crafting finds it way within the edges of the new gear knob. As mentioned, Maruti Alto K10 offers great comfort with integrated headrests both in the front and the rear sections of the cabin.
Maruti Alto K10 Driver Side Door Control PictureThe Air Conditioner with heater is very effective. Maruti Alto K10 offers great cooling in the summers and equal heating in the winters. The efficiency of the AC can be tested within seconds after turning it on in every corner of the cabin. The Power Steering is very easy for manoeuvring and light weight. The Remote Fuel Lid Opener is another feature is very handy feature of the car in the very best interests of one’s comfort and ease. Maruti Alto K10 comes well equipped with Central Locking and front power windows.
The Internally Adjustable outside rear view mirror comes handy in the new Alto K10. Apart from the common issues, the car also has a rear parcel tray, a vanity mirror and what not. The Doors are provided with the beautiful door trim fabric well equipped with rubber insulation. Some elegant features of the car include the key off reminder and an electronic trip meter.
The Car is exquisitely spacious and both the sections front and rear have a good leg space as well. The Head space and the roof height are well within the comfort. Apart from the cabin space, the car has a big sized boot space too.
Overall Interiors are excellent in style and comfort, perhaps the lack of a well equipped audio or stereo system is the only criteria for ‘missing’.
Maruti Alto K10 Exteriors and Features
Maruti Alto K10 offers good style and looks from its exteriors with a unique twist of elegance and design. The new stylish and bold front grille and eagle eye headlamps and new bumper with fog lamps provide a fresh young look to the car. The newly designed back door with a wedge and new rear combination lamps are truly remarkable. The Body side Moulding further provides a new sleek and stylish design to the car. The Car comes with Body Coloured Bumpers and beautiful full wheel covers that are interesting and notable features.
Safety Features in Maruti Alto K10
The Fascia Design of the car is not only captivating but also muscular and strong. With a sturdy built and sharp aerodynamics, car is pretty much safe in driving. Also the front bumper fog lamps make it easier in visibility through mists in the winters and rainy season. Shock absorbers are equally kept for the safety purpose. Seat Belts are firm however the car lacks airbags which counts for a missing credibility. Although the car has a collapsible steering column to prevent any harm to the driver in case of a mishap. Side Impact Beams, Child lock, headlight levelling feature, immobiliser iCATS (Integrated Computerised Anti- Theft System), high mounted stop lamp and a key off reminder are some other attributes that add to the safety of the car.
Maruti Alto K10 Driving and Handling
The Maruti Alto K10 has new gas filled shock absorbers that absorb bumps easily and effectively providing you a comfort drive and control. The New 13 inches tubeless tyres provide good grip on the road. The Car has a good gear shift ratio in a new technique called the Cable type gear shift which makes the transmission smooth and easy. The Alto K10 is provided with Ventilated Disc Brakes in the front tyres and a set of drum type brakes at the rear. As mentioned earlier, the power steering control is exceptionally good and very light weighted. The Car is also environment friendly and offers BS IV compliance and the ELV (End of life vehicles) ensuring high degree of recycling of raw material.
Maruti Alto K10 Accessories
Maruti Alto K10 doesn’t come packed with accessories as stock but Maruti Suzuki offers a wide range of accessories as a part of add-ons like the seats, seat covers, Steering fabrics and designs, power window kit for rear section of the cabin, Comfy pillow, neck support and seat belt cushion, reading lamp, mats, navigations systems or the GPS, Parking Sensor Device, Bluetooth Device for hands free, CD Visor, Seat Back organiser, Feather soft ORVM, Day Night Mirror, Door sill squad, rear parcel tray, remote door open, sports pedals and sun visor.
Maruti Alto K10 Conclusion
Maruti Alto K10 offers good fuel economy and also comes with the modern day technology in an affordable price however with a little bit compromise on certain features but is wisely a common man’s car.
Maruti Alto K10 Petrol Models
|Price (Ex-Showroom)||Engine Details||Average||Special Features|
|Maruti Alto K10 LXI||3,17,358* Get On Road Price Price in New Delhi||998 cc, Petrol||
15.5 Kmpl (City)
20.2 Kmpl (Highway)
|*Power Steering *Air Conditioner with Heater *Collapsible Steering Column *iCATS Security System|
|Maruti Alto K10 VXI||3,30,599* Get On Road Price Price in New Delhi||998 cc, Petrol||
15.5 Kmpl (City)
20.2 Kmpl (Highway)
|*Power Windows - Front *Fog Lights - Front *Key-Off Reminder *Central Locking|
|Maruti Alto K10 Knightracer||3,30,848* Get On Road Price Price in New Delhi||998 cc, Petrol||
15.5 Kmpl (City)
20.2 Kmpl (Highway)
|*Fabric seat covers *Knightracer body graphics *New stylish wheel covers *Left hand wing mirror *JVC music system with USB|
Maruti Alto K10 in News
Maruti launches Alto K10 Knightracer special edition at extra Rs 13.5K
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Maruti Alto K10 User Reviews
Maruti Alto is the perfect one for me
Friday, January 25, 2013 3:06 PM
Hello everybody! This is Rajshekhar Swami from Patna, Bihar. I have a Maruti Alto K10 Knightracer and the car is just a perfect car for me. The car comes in a very affordable range is easily approachable for....
Knightracer from Maruti, my first car
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 7:28 PM
I am a college student, my name is Rajiv and I live in the city of Mumbai. I had been asking for a separate car for myself also. We already have two cars in our home and both of them are taken; one by my father....
Thursday, December 06, 2012 12:37 PM
I used from February 2011. I got 24.3kmpl in highway, performance and fuel economy is very good but it is not comfortable (back seat).
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