What are the newness in this version of Maruti Suzuki?
By: vipin on 8 january 2015
|the Alto K10 boasts of a power-to-weight ratio that’s almost identical to the Swift’s. The automatic gearbox at such a low price is the USP as per me. The brand new stylised interiors and eqaully great looks on exterior front are making it a bet of best deal for common man. There is also no compromise on its power in any way with powerful 1.0-litre, 67bhp K10 engine. Thus you can also secure a CNG version at 3.82 lacs which further makes this car a perfect option to be bought.|
The Alto K10 was launched in 2010 and then received its first major update last year in 2014. In this update, the company has made several cosmetic changes. Along with that, the all new automatic transmission model in VXI has also been launched. Firstly, the height and width of the car has been increased by 15mm and the length have been reduced by 75mm. The exteriors now boast headlamps, large air intakes, new wheel covers, large windows, pronounced wheel arches and sculpted hood with a chrome grill. The interiors are more spacious and offer 2-Din audio system, power steering and beige colored upholstery.
The LX, LXI, VXI and Vxi(O) are all the variants of new Alto K10 with LX being the lowest variant. There are few differences in these variants. First of all, the LX model does not have any power steering while all other three variants have the same. Secondly, power windows are found only in VXI and VXi O and that too front only. Also, there is key central locking in VXi and VXi (o) which is not available in other two i.e. LX and Lxi. The last difference is that of airbags which are only available in VXi(o) for driver only. All these are petrol cars and company claims their mileage to be similar and i.e. around 24kmpl on highways.
The newest feature that has been incorporated in this Maruti Suzuki car is that its looks. It has slightly elongated and edgy features as compared to its predecessor Alto 800. It is also a powerful car with the specifications of 998 cc engine displacement, thereby making its engine less jerky than that of its predecessor. It has the same K-Series petrol engine and same fuel tank capacity as that of Maruti Wagon R . If you consider its ARAI mileage, you will find that it is almost similar to that of Maruti Swift and Wagon R. Even, its engine displacement is similar to that of Wagon R.
Besides the engine specifications, what you will find highly comparable in this new car from Maruti is that it has the same standard features as that of higher end vehicles like Ertiga and Swift. Thus, this new car Alto K10 comes with some in built such as Air Conditioner, CD Player, Power Steering, Power Windows and Central Locking as that of Ertiga and Swift. Likewise, Maruti has incorporated features like 5 speed gearbox, FWD type drivetrain, rack and pinion type steering gear, power steering, disk and drum type brakes, and tubeless radial tyres just like the other two higher end Maruti variants – Ertiga and Swift.
Just compare the safety features of Maruti Alto K10 with that of Ertiga and Swift, and you will understand that this new car from Maruti comes with similar specifications as that of the two higher end cars that cost almost the double in comparison. For instance, essential security features such as Central Locking, Child Safety Locks, Night Rear View Mirror, Passenger Side Rear View Mirror, Halogen Headlamps, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Side Impact Beams, Front Impact Beams, Adjustable Seats and Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank are all present in Alto K10 as that of these two higher end Maruti vehicles.
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