The largest Indian automobile company has made a name for itself for designing and developing economical hatchbacks that perform superbly on the road. One such car is the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10.
This is an entry-level hatchback from Maruti Suzuki that has a lot of things going for it like, compact size, efficient engine and a few cool features. It has a big sweptback clear lens headlamp cluster that surrounds a pretty looking engine grill featuring a thick chrome strip and the logo of Suzuki in the middle. The air dam of this car is quite big, which gives it a determined look. If you look at the side profile of this car, you will find a single black colour strip starting from the front door and ending at the point in the back where the wheel arches begin. The A and B window pillars are black in colour, which gels well with the black tinted windows. The ORVMs and the door handles are body coloured that gives it a sophisticated look. The back profile of the car is quite plain and the only thing that will catch your attention is the cute looking LED tail lamp cluster Overall, the design of Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 draws heavily from the Alto 800 model.
As Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is an entry-level hatchback, do not expect the moon from it. The passenger cabin looks classy with expensive looking plastic furnishings and good quality fabric covered seats that have adequate legroom for the front passenger but is not that great for those who ride in the back seat. The width of the passenger cabin is not wide enough to allow five riders riding this car. However, if you have a small family with kids, then this car will work for you, just fine. The comfort features of this car are rudimentary that includes a manual air conditioner, power control for the front windows and side pockets only for the front riders.
This car is available with petrol as well as a CNG engine option. All the trims of this car are blessed with a 998 cc engine. This model is available with five-speed manual as well as automatic transmission box. The three-cylinder engine gives a maximum power of 68 PS @6000 rpm that results in a torque of 90 Nm @ 3500 rpm. This torque allows this FWD car to attain its maximum speed of 140 Kmph. The average mileage of this car is 17 KMPL.
If you are looking to buy this compact hatchback for your family, then you can have it for Rs. 3.84. Lakhs (approximate) for the base model and ₹ 4.17 lakhs (approximate) for the top end trim. However, if you want by the CNG model of this car, then you have to spend Rs. 4.16 lakhs (approximate). Before you make up your mind to buy this hatchback, you should also look at its main competitors in the market, which are Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, Hyundai EON costs and Datsun Go.