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Maruti Alto K10 simply rocks

By for Maruti Alto K10 from Jaipur 2011-01-28 16:38:45.0
299 people found it helpful. 74124 ViewsWrite Review
4 ⁄ 5
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  • Performance
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  • Value For Money
  • Fuel Economy
  • Overall Satisfaction

Pros : Fuel Efficiency, power and performance

Cons : None

I was planning to buy the latest avatar of Maruti Alto since its launch in August 2010 and finally I got my new Alto K10 last month. Maruti Alto K10 is my second hatchback from Maruti and I must say that the company has launched an excellent variant of Alto. Earlier, I had an antecedent of the same model that comes with 3-cylinder, 796cc petrol engine and had a very nice experience with that model. Look and Style I love the stylish and sporty cars but smaller budget restrained me to plan for any high end sporty car. But the launch of Maruti Alto K10 has given an excellent option for car buyers in this segment. Slight changes on the exteriors include revised headlamps, bumpers and tail lamp unit of the Maruti Alto K10 mark the new car arrival. The cockpit of the Alto K10 is almost similar to its predecessor but the steering and instrument cluster got some slight changes. One of the new feature that impressed me more is smaller and smartly weighed three spoke steering wheel that gives the feel of a sport car. Tachometer and digital fuel gauge are the new entrants in the Alto K10. Comfort As already mentioned, the interiors of the Maruti Alto K10 is almost similar to its predecessor in terms of look and space but the redesigned front seats give extra legroom on front. The deep cut in the back of front seats give an extra knee room for the rear passengers. The brilliant K series engine gives maximum power of 68 PS that results comfort riding in city as well as on highway. Pickup I have driven many small cars in my life and among the hatchbacks of this segment; I experienced that Maruti Alto K10 posses the best pick up. The latest all aluminum KB series engine of Alto K10 delivers the 68 PS of maximum power with 90 Nm of maximum torque. This figure might look smaller but this little beauty has the weight of 765 kg which is much lesser (around 120 kg) than the Maruti A Star that results in better pick up. As per the sales person it can hit the 100kmph mark in just 15 seconds. Generally most of the people never used to go for 0 ? 100 drag launches or try to go beyond 140kmph mark, I am one of them. However, I took the car upto the speed of 130kmph couple of times and I never felt that the car is under power. Mileage As per the ARAI test reports, Maruti Alto K10 can deliver the mileage of 20.2kmpl. As my car is new, I am not able to say what exactly the maximum mileage my car can deliver but one of my colleague is getting the mileage of 18 kmpl in the driving condition at Jaipur. So I am expecting the similar mileage from my car. Best Features Combination of excellent fuel efficiency, power and trendy look with affordable price tag. Needs to improve As per my requirements, the Maruti Alto K10 is perfect for me. However, the interiors of the car could be improved with some new features. Overall Experience I had a wonderful experience with the Maruti Alto K10!!! It is comfortable, stylish, well performer, and demands very less maintenance. I am a really happy Maruti Alto K10 customer.

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  • vishavjit singh |29 Jan,2011 03:56:33 PM

    can any one pls tell me space and comfort n this car for long drive??

    CarDekho Team |29 Jan,2011 06:18:56 PM

    Dear User, We would like to inform you that the interior space and comfort of Maruti Alto K10 is sufficient for four passengers in long routes but for five passengers it becomes conjusted. Thanks

    sandeep |19 Aug,2011 08:31:36 PM

    I am planning to buy an Car, All of my friends are telling to go for BEAT, I have an Budget of 4 Lakhs, Plz Advice me which is the best suited car under the price range of 4Lakhs

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    Nimesh |01 Feb,2011 02:49:34 PM

    If you compare three car i.e., Alto K10, Zen Estilo & Wagon-R, the lenght & width of all the car is same but the difference is of only height. So this car as specious as Zen Estilo & Wagon-R, now you can think about the space and comfort

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    rinkal |20 Aug,2013 09:32:42 PM

    My k10 is not giving average its new jusy 1800 km done what should I do..

    fog ghhjh |19 Nov,2014 06:45:18 PM

    Agree with cd team

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    testConm |20 Nov,2014 07:40:49 PM

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    Kannan |11 Jun,2015 01:19:37 PM

    Alto K10 is designed for city drive and not for long drives. How ever you can you can use it occasionally for long drive trips of around 600 KM. You will feel comfort in the driver and co-driver seats but not on the rear seat. If you take adults with you for long trips, i would strongly recommend not to use it. The rear seats are not that much spacious. But it is ok ok. If you cruise your speed over 80 Kmph, you can feel that the controls are out of your way. But you can make a smooth drive below it. My ultimate opinion is if you are a long drive lover, then take it and rock the roads.. Best of luck..

  • Dinesh |29 Jan,2011 04:38:36 PM

    excellent dude, much clear detail review....

  • abhishek |01 Feb,2011 09:17:33 AM

    hello dear, i m also having same experience with my alto k10. This is superb car which i bought in August, 10. i m 100% satisfied with Alto k10. Thanks maruti for presenting this wonderful car in this range.

  • DuraiRajan |01 Feb,2011 09:41:12 AM

    I have taken Alto K10 last month. Wonderful car. Overall performance is excellent.

  • Samir Bhatt |02 Feb,2011 11:59:44 AM

    Hello, Is it safe to go on long drive on highway/National highway by Alto - K10 ?

    K.A.Swaminathan |02 Feb,2011 12:45:49 PM

    Yes.The car behaves very well along the highways because you can drive in5th gear.The car goes at highspeed and you will notice the speed only after you look at the speedometer .Actually it is a pleasure to drive .

    CarDekho Team |02 Feb,2011 04:20:06 PM

    Dear User, We would like to inform you that the Maruti Alto K10's performance has been commendable in the small segment cars. You can use it for highways purposes, it gives mileage of 20.2 on highways. Thanks

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    Dharmendra Jain |05 Apr,2011 05:34:58 PM

    Yes, Alto is very safe for long drive on national highway I have driven it for several thousands of KMs on national highway

  • Thomas |02 Feb,2011 12:48:47 PM

    What may the on road price of Alto K10 in Hyderabad?

    CarDekho Team |02 Feb,2011 04:36:32 PM

    Dear User, We would like to inform you that Maruti Alto K10 On-Road starts from the range of Rs. 3,60,000 approximate. Thanks

  • kuldeep khanna |02 Feb,2011 02:25:24 PM

    I bought my ALTO K10 on 31st December 2010.Drove about 800KM. in Mumbai.I find it a wonderful car with Value for money.The SAI MOTORSAndheri who sold me the car gave me excellent service.I hope they keep it up in future also!!

    Dharmendra Jain |05 Apr,2011 05:38:04 PM

    You woould experience better service if you would have bought it from Ratan Motors, Chembur. I always got personalised services from them. They are better than Sai Motors and also provide better discounts.

  • shachin |04 Feb,2011 07:12:17 PM

    Maruti and all other companies are making fool to indian customers through launching of different models, with different names.I am using Maruti 800 ac and why should we buy k10,Astar,Vgr,hudai,ceverle,ford for comfirt.there is no comfirt in any make,this is just a phychological feelings of extra money. Don't waste money,keep extra money in monthly plan and use it for petrol.WAIT FOR HIBRID MODELS.don't waste money....

    Ram |15 Aug,2011 12:42:11 AM

    Appreciate your comment but what about people who are new buyers?

    Kalpesh |13 Feb,2012 07:01:59 PM

    Excellent..really helpful review.......

  • menezes |06 Feb,2011 05:58:14 PM

    I too know that Alto is a good looking and having the best milage on the road after M800.I am interested in an 2006/2007 Alto. Help me to secure VX or VXi model.

  • rohit |11 Feb,2011 12:03:06 AM

    altok10 is very goodddddddddddddddddddd car

  • Murthy |12 Feb,2011 02:03:06 PM

    Can any one guide me which one to choose between Alto K10 and Ritz.What are the extra features that are available in the Ritz to be worth buying when comparing with K10( comparing cost difference).

  • Seshadri |17 Feb,2011 12:22:05 PM

    I am planning to buy a new Alto car.I am not sure whether I should go for LPG or petrol.Couls some one please enlighten me. Regards seshadri

  • sumit |01 Mar,2011 11:30:55 PM

    i am sumit mere paas alto k10 hai

  • Dr. Jagabandhu Kundu |06 Mar,2011 12:34:13 PM

    want to purches a maruti 800

    shachin |08 Mar,2011 02:51:01 PM

    Good decision and value for money,good milage...

  • sutanu |08 Mar,2011 08:03:03 PM

    I want to know whether Maruti Alto K10 is available is in Jamshedpur and if yes then what is price on road there. Please reply as soon as possible.

    xxx |06 Apr,2011 11:54:56 AM

    Jamshedpur Alto is not available only nano is available...go for nano.

  • Sanjib Jha |16 Mar,2011 11:18:12 AM

    Thanx for your your sharing personal experiences towards Maruti Alto K10.Pls let me know about comfort level for driving a man having height of 6' in Delhi heavy raffic.

    Dharmendra Jain |05 Apr,2011 05:41:28 PM

    for you, if cannot compromise with height, wagon R and now zen is better. Alto is for person with height of 5.4 to 5.8

  • manoj kumar |18 Mar,2011 09:09:02 PM

    Dear all, Please advise me about this car, i want purches it ASAP.

    Ramendra Singh |05 Apr,2011 07:16:20 PM

    excellent car !! Go for it.

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  • yohapushpam |05 Apr,2011 07:09:17 PM

    is the low ground clearance of alto k 10 a handicap in a long drive on a national highway?

  • xxx |06 Apr,2011 11:57:15 AM

    I want to buy a car, which car i ill go for?Please suggest me?Price range:2cr.

    Jk |12 Apr,2011 07:03:08 PM


    manjunath |27 Feb,2012 12:01:42 AM

    Buy 30 alto K10

  • Ajayraj |24 Apr,2011 01:14:57 PM

    whether Alto K10 is better than Santro Xing?

    CarDekho Team |24 Apr,2011 01:24:34 PM

    Yes the K10 Alto is better than the Santro in all ways.

  • Soumyajit_chowdhury@yahoo.co.in |29 Apr,2011 03:09:11 AM

    How is the AltoK-10 comfort wise i.e. leg space ,etc for persons with hieght of 5'9 to 6'? And do you find too much difference in hieght between Alto K-10 and WAGONR or ESTILO ? Actually I saw the hieght mentioned for ALTO K-10 is 1460mm and the Estilo is 1515mm . Also is interior space too much of a difference for ALTO K-10 and ESTILO / WAGON R. Commments ?

    Ramendra |29 Apr,2011 11:39:52 AM

    Go for Wagon R

  • swapnil |02 May,2011 09:41:19 PM

    Iagree with u it is an excellent car good for parking and has a very good pick up.

  • Anucs |05 May,2011 04:45:56 PM

    Dear Alto K10 friends, Im planning to buy this car next month.My budget is 3-3.5 lak.. i want to know whether i can drive easily in alto k10.Because im 5'11 inch tall.is there any difficulty to drive with this height.. Your kind support is needed. Thank you.

    Ramendra |06 May,2011 10:47:00 AM

    Better to go for new Wagon R.

    anucs |08 May,2011 04:27:26 PM

    ok thanks for the reply.. but as i heared new wagon r is not good..mainly it decresed the engine power same as alto..and more over the look is something ugly now..

  • david khongsit |05 May,2011 08:34:26 PM

    Am planning to buy a car by next month.............. My choice are Alto k10 and I10 Magna , so if any one could give me a suggestion for which one i will buy or select...

    anu |08 May,2011 04:29:57 PM

    Dont buy i10 magna....it have only 11 km mileage compared to 17-18 km milege for alto with AC...Go for ritz disel....

  • Ranjana |20 May,2011 04:51:28 AM

    im planning to buy k10..is there any problem with the reverse fear shift?pls reply

  • balasubrahmanyam |08 Jun,2011 08:17:25 PM

    i want to plan buy a car kindly suggest that alto k10 or eeco which is the best for family.

  • RahmaN |23 Jun,2011 12:38:56 PM

    hey m also planing to buy alto k10 Lxi... I want to know that hwz the pick up of the car wid a/c on. Currently am having alto lx, 2003 model and am unsatisfied with the pick wid a/c on.... so plz guide!

  • sekhar |25 Jun,2011 04:54:13 PM

    i was planning to buy maruti swift by this december but my peers have suggested me to go for alto k10 vxi,since it is giving good mileage.can any one help me out which one i should go for as this will me my first car and yet to learn driving too.

    dsfd |09 Jul,2011 10:59:10 PM

    go for it

    Vinay |17 Jul,2011 10:57:45 AM

    Go for Maruti true value car for sometime, make perfect driving experience for some time being then go for any new car. It will be help you decide some more better car in future.

  • manish agnihotri |16 Jul,2011 12:15:11 AM

    Hi I am very confused in Alto K10, santo Xing GLS, and Chevrolet spark...please can anyone tell the onroad price in Bhopal too... Hey Cardekho team, please help me out.

  • k majhi |17 Jul,2011 09:17:50 PM

    I am planing to buy a car next month.I am not able to decide which one shall I buy,santro or MarutiK10.please help me.

  • Rajiv |24 Jul,2011 12:49:39 AM

    Hi All, I'm 5Ft 4`inches. I'm confused whether to go for Wagon R or k10 alto. I might travel a max of 1000 kms Per month which might include a long drive of 350 Kms one way. So on milage wise Im sure that K10 is better. But on comfort wise is Wagon R worth the extra money that is spent? Is it too tiresome in travelling on Alto 10 when compared to Wagon R?

  • vaibhav |03 Aug,2011 08:57:30 PM

    I have an Alto K10 Vxi, its excellent in driving but i am not getting the mileage which is expected & choose this car over others, it is giving me 15.50 KMPL, is this other guys getting from K10. Also please discuss - how about cng fitment, as i inquired, only sequential kit can be useful but again it costs 65k, which is too expensive. Please give suggestions.

  • yogi |04 Aug,2011 05:31:42 AM

    hi.pl tell me alto k10 lxi model fornt down side fog light avilable.i dont no.but some pepol tell me not fog light only vxi model avilabel.you just reply.i have bye car nex month alto k10 but i am confiuse which model by lxi ya vxi.pl you suggishan.what is the diffrent lxi and vxi car pl reply me urgent,ok and price on road in ahmedabad both him two modal vxi and lxi ok.

  • JAYDIP GHOSH |05 Aug,2011 03:56:52 PM

    I am planning to buy Alto K10 VXi. What would be the on road price in Kolkata? I can't decide if it is worth it to spend approx. 50,000 odd extra bucks for this car rather than going for Alto LXi? As this is going to be my first car, I find it very difficult to bargain with the dealers. What are the main points one should remember while negotiating a car a deal?

  • aaaavirander Mattoo |20 Aug,2011 04:54:40 PM

    I want to purchase Alto K10, Please suggest me is it worth to invest

  • virander Mattoo |20 Aug,2011 05:05:56 PM

    I am planing to purchase car during comin g Navratras. I opt for Alto K 10 please suggest me is it best car or i shall go for spark. my no. 9419297999

  • A Kumar |07 Nov,2011 09:22:58 PM

    I want to buy my first car. I am confused between Alto K10 VXi and Swift VXi. Can you suggest me among these two, the best pick? on the parameters of mileage, comfort.

  • raveendranath |25 Jan,2012 06:03:03 PM

    Maruti Suzuki's K10 is excellent combination of looks and power, it has best pickup in its segment and its pleasure driving in highways as you can feel the speed only if open the windows. The company's R and D has to improve the interiors like plastic mouldings quality, slight improvement in the width, et., overall its a nice effort to bring sports small car

  • karthic |11 Apr,2012 06:12:18 PM

    Hi friends I am planning to buy a car around 4 lakhs choosen alto k10 series. I am new learner just now got license is this car is good for first users. ANy suggestions pls

  • Raj Bhise |08 Nov,2012 03:04:44 PM

    kindly advise shall I go for Alto k 10 or New Wagon R because my height is 5.10.

  • utpal chakraborty |28 Jul,2013 06:54:29 PM

    Excellent car, price is also affordable.

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  • Nilesh Sadavarte |25 Feb,2015 12:55:11 PM

    I travel by altok10 model Dec-14 3 time kalyan to nasik and kalyan to shirdi it good for highway driving

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  • satish bishnoi |25 Oct,2015 12:49:26 PM

    Which car is better celerio or alto k10.my budget is 5 lac.

  • Satheesha |18 Nov,2015 07:45:33 PM

    Plz suggest to buy a car Alto K10 or Renault Kwid. Which one is good.

  • faheem |17 Jan,2016 05:38:11 PM

    Alto k 10 old verson it is totally los of money and los of helth i got my alto k10 in December 2013 the allover material of maruti is so poor sirvices are also not good after driving this car i got L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 disc due to its low seat hight.

  • Mohit Arora |01 Apr,2017 03:38:59 PM

    I have purchase K 10 only last month. It is just giving 15 kms/Ltr. which is too low whereas in the brochure its average has been mentioned as 24 kms/ltr. Why so much difference? Why not to speak the truth? Very bad.

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