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Value for money & No Non-sense car

By Siddhartha Nagpal on 06 January 2014

Car's Age: 1-3 years

Summary

Overall Rating 5
Exterior 4
Interior 4
Ride Quality 5
Maintenance 500/ month
Mileage (city) 18 KMPL
Mileage (highway) 21 KMPL

Detailed Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Review

What's Good?

The best thing in Alto K10 is that it is extremely light and easy to drive and navigate around in the city. Being a small car it has almost no or very less blind points and it is easy to maneuver this car in and out of tight parking spots. The car looks fresher and more refined than a normal Alto and has a different character than the other cars on the road. Although it looks aggressive, it drives smoothly and calmly in between traffic. The company claims a top speed of 140 km/h but I have been able to reach 150 km/h and would have gone more had the road not come to an end. The suspension is good and you cannot feel all the bumps reaching your spine. The engine is 1000cc and is refined to drive with perfection. I am extremely happy with its mileage too. I bought this car in October 2012 and have not seen the mileage go down even once.

What can improve?

The car loses on stability at high speeds and could use a bit more torque when fully occupied.

Exteriors (4/5)

4

Interiors (4/5)

4

Ride Quality (5/5)

5

Overall Comments

Looks aggressive from the front but lacks the aggression in the rear. The doors are wide enough for the average Indian.

The interiors are not different from the normal Alto but slight additions have been given to bring more character to the car like tachometer, door trims, seat covers, and somehow if you're moving from an old Alto to an Alto K10, you might feel a bit extra leg room in the back seat as well.

The ride is stiff and the car is easy to handle in tight corners and turns. Surely getting out of tight parking spots is easy with this small car. The brakes are very impressive. Not once have I heard my car skid in emergency situations. Although the car does not have ABS but still, the brakes function like they are aided with ABS. The Engine of the car is refined and provides the best mileage. Other cars may offer the same amount of mileage but I have not seen such consistency in the mileage over time in any other car.

For 2-4 Lakh Rupees, this car is bang on your needs! I cannot think of a reason why you should not go for this car.

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