A proper hatchback for urban commuting
User review on Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 written by Chandan Das on 12 September 2016
Chandan Das's review on Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 VXI
Year of Manufacture : 2015 | Driven no. of Kms. : 2400
- Pros: After driving a Maruti 800 Standard for about 9 years I was on the look for a proper hatchback in A2 segment. My priorities for choosing a car was comfort, ease of driving, economical in mileage and maintenance. Almost all these factors were present in the new Alto K10 car. Besides it was within my budget. The Alto K10 is very easy to drive, offered good mileage and comfortable to ride. Plus it is from the Maruti Suzuki stable which provide decent after sales service. Ride quality is good if not superior. The 1 litre engine provides enough power for overtaking in highways though it is most suitable for city rides. The Vxi version is packed with airconditioner, front power windows and factory fitted Music System with FM, CD, Aux, USB. However Bluetooth connectivity is not provided. Quality of speakers is good delivering crystal clear digital audio.
- Cons: Cabin space is not adequate. Only two persons can sit comfortably in the rear bench. It is crammed for the third passenger. The car is stable upto speed of 90 kms per hour. Beyond that, it becomes unstable for which it is advisable to drive within the region of 70 - 90 kmph. Safety features like front airbags, rear sensors and ABS are not provided. Driver side airbag is only available as an option.
Since my commuting is mostly urban centric, the car suits me well. However, I feel the car is not appropriate for highway driving which involves mostly high speed driving. This is a budget hatchback which should be opted only if your budget is within 3 to 4 lakhs and your driving is mostly within city limits. Mine is a manual 5 speed transmission car. Gears are fairly accurate and responsive in bumper to bumper traffic. Steering is light and gives a feeling of stability in moderate speeds. Cornering at high speeds is not advisable given its structural limitations and small tyres. Function of AC is very good and chills the cabin in no time. To conclude it is a perfect budget hatchback with good overall performance and one which is least expensive to maintain.