Which is better Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 or Maruti Suzuki Alto 800?
By: Ratan on 25 june 2015
Hello Ratan !!
The Alto K10 and the Alto 800, the most popular entry level cars, and both the cars from Suzuki. The K 10 has an engine which displaces 998 cc and the engine churns maximum power output of 67 bhp at 6200 rpm and has a maximum torque of 90 Nm at 3500 rpm, while the Alto 800 has an engine which displaces 796 cc and the engine churns maximum power output of 48 bhp at 6000 rpm and has a maximum torque of 69 Nm at 3500 rpm, so we can clearly see by the engine specifications the Alto K10 is much more powerful car than the Alto 800. Moreover you have the option for AT transmission in the Alto K 10 which is not there in Alto 800. The body dimensions have not much difference in both the cars. Being less powered engine, the Alto K 10 claims better fuel efficiency than the Alto K10. The Alto K10 is starting from Rs. 3.14 lakhs (ex- showroom), while the Alto 800 is starting from Rs. 2.46 lakhs (ex- showroom).
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In order to get a clearer picture about both the cars, let us compare Alto K10 variant LX (Petrol) with that of Alto 800 variant LXi (Petrol). In case of Alto K10 you will get comparatively better mileage of an average of 2 kilometers per liter within the city as well as in the highway as compared to Alto 800. Similarly, while the engine displacement of Alto K10 is 998 cc, that of Alto 800 is 796 cc. Alto K10 scores over Alto 800 in terms of power and torque too which are 67.1 bhp @ 6000 rpm and 90 Nm @ 3500rpm respectively. In contrast, the power and torque of Alto 800 are 47.3 bhp @ 6000 rpm and 69 Nm @ 3500 rpm respectively. Again, the tyre size and wheel radius of Alto K10 are 155/65 R13 and 13 Inch respectively, that of Alto 800 are 145/80 R12 and 12 Inch inches. While the width and height of both the cars are same, the length of K10 is slightly greater. Likewise, both have same fuel tank capacity, 5 speed gear box , ground clearance and 4.6 metres steering turning radius. However, the areas where the specific variant of Alto 800 scores over Alto K10 are that Alto 800 comes equipped with features like Power Steering, Power window at the front, Remote Trunk Opener, Remote Fuel Lid Opener, Child Safety Locks, Night Rear View Mirror, Engine Immobilizer and anti theft device. These features are not present in Alto K10 LX even though it has slightly greater price.
The New Alto k10 and the new Alto 800 are two most purchased cars in India. Competition is tough between the two variants of the Alto class. The Alto 800 has the habit of being called as the most fuel economic car. The Alto K10 has more speed and power compared to the basic Alto 800 model. The price tags on them are almost the same, with the addition of a few bucks in the K10. The K10 wins the day with the introduction of the Automatic transmission. Choosing the better one is quite a hard task but most people would like to spend an extra few bucks to get the Alto K10 as it excels in speed and a few other features.
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