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Maruti launches new Alto K10 at Rs 3.06 lakh

Last updated on: November 03, 2014 16:22 IST
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Photograph: Kind Courtesy, Maruti Suzuki

Maruti-Suzuki launched the new Maruti Alto K10, with prices starting at Rs 306,000, ex-Showroom, New Delhi. The detailed variant wise prices are provided below.

  • Alto K10 LX: Rs 306,000
  • Alto K10 LXi: Rs 321,000
  • Alto K10 VXi: Rs 337,000
  • Alto K10 VXi (O): Rs 356,000
  • Alto K10 VXi AMT: Rs 380,000
  • Alto K10 LXi CNG: Rs 381,000

(All the above prices are ex-Showroom, New Delhi)

Photograph: Kind Courtesy, Maruti Suzuki

The new Maruti Alto K10 is powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder K-Series engine which produces 68 PS (67.04 bhp) and 90 Nm of torque in the petrol spec, and 59 PS (58.16 bhp) and 78 Nm of torque when run on CNG.

The petrol variant gets a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automated manual transmission and delivers 24.07 kmpl while the CNG which is available only with a manual gearbox delivers 32.26 km/kg.

The new K10 measures 3,545 mm in length, 1,490 mm in width (1,515 mm with side body moulding) and 1,475 mm in height. Its wheelbase spans 2,360 mm. The small car has a turning radius of 4.6 m and a ground clearance of 160 mm.

Photograph: Kind Courtesy, Maruti Suzuki

The petrol variants get a 35 litre fuel tank and the CNG gets a 60 litre CNG tank (water-equivalent measurement) in addition to the 35 litre petrol tank.

The new K10 is available in a total of six colours to choose from. The top-end model benefits from a driver-side airbag, foglights, power steering, front power windows and a 2-DIN music system capable of AUX-in and USB inputs.

Here’s how the Alto K10 stacks up with the Hyundai Eon 1.0L and the Datsun Go.

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All cars are powered by three-cylinder engines, but the Datsun Go has the largest displacement at 1,200 cc. However, the Go’s power and torque outputs are not substantially higher than its 1.0-liter rivals.

In fact, its the Eon which makes the most amount of power at 69 PS. The Go makes the highest torque at 104 Nm, and the Alto K10 makes the least at 90 Nm.

In terms of power-to-weight ratio, the Alto K10 scores highest at 90.06 PS/tonne, the Go at 88.42 PS/tonne and finally the Eon at 86.25 PS/tonne.

All cars come with a 5-speed manual transmission, but the K10 will be the first in its segment to offer an AMT. Irrespective of the transmission, the K10 delivers a segment best 24.07 km/l, while the Eon and Go’s mileage hovers around in the 20 kmpl mark.

Photograph: Kind Courtesy, Maruti Suzuki

Coming to dimensions, thex Go is the longest and widest here at 3,785 mm and 1,635 mm respectively. Hence, it has the longest wheelbase at 2,450 mm, and the largest boot at 265 litres. The K10 has the smallest boot and the lowest wheelbase of the lot.

Coming to price, the K10 has the least starting price thanks to its LX variant which doesn’t get power steering. Even so, the top-end VXi (O) trim of the K10 is a good Rs 47,000 cheaper than the Eon and Rs 23,000 cheaper than the Go.

In fact, for the price of the top-end Go, you could also get the K10 with an automated manual transmission.

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