September 26, 2016:
Maruti Suzuki India, Indo-Japanese car maker has officially announced the arrival of special edition of its popular Alto K10 – MS Dhoni special edition which is costlier by INR 16,888. Introduced in the association with MS Dhoni – An untold story, the company also introduced the special edition of Alto 800 in the presence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The special edition comes with special decals with Dhoni’s signature as well as rear spoiler. However, the powerhouse option remains the same with 1.0-litre K-series petrol engine. On the inside, it gets dual tone combinations – Black/Silver and Red/Blue with accessories like steering wheel cover, new seat covers with number 7, ambient lighting, an interior styling kit in carbon colour and bar graph display for the parking sensors.
October 06, 2015: Country's largest auto manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki today introduced a special edition for its best selling entry level hatchback, Alto K10 namely “Alto K10 Urbano”. This new special edition, Alto K10 Urbano is available across all variants and comes equipped with all new 18 features. The new edition of Urbano is launched in the price range of INR 3.36 lakh to INR 4.18 lakh.
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is for those who are looking for an affordable family hatchback but at the same time do not want the car to lack oomph factor. With the recent generation upgrade the new vehicle comes in a brand new avatar.
The exterior design features a completely new look if we compare it to the one that we had on the previous generation of K10. Actually this car is based on the platform of the new Alto 800 and it does borrow certain design elements from the less powerful cousin as well. The front features an aggressive look, thanks to the large sweptback head lamps. The moulded bumper gets a large air dam with sculpted housing for the fog lamps. If we look at the vehicle from its sides, there is not much that one can differentiate from the Alto 800. It too gets the prominent shoulder crease, but on this car it runs all the way back to the boot lid, crossing the taillights. At the back there are certain changes which make the Alto K10 look a little bit more mature than the Alto 800. The taillights, though similar in shape bear a different composition. What the K10 doesn’t have is the awkward appearance which the 800 possess as a result of its bigger overhangs.
The interior design quality is quite decent and it doesn’t feel inferior in any way. The beige and black dual tone colour scheme adds a touch of sophistication to the whole layout. The cabin gets its fair share of silver highlights on the dashboard and the door panels but what really stands out is the instrument cluster which looks quite sporty with the amount of detailing that it has got. The centre console comes with a standard multimedia system which is outlined by a moulded arc. Talking about the space in the back, there is enough room for 2 adults but 3 abreast will be a tight squeeze. Boot space on the other hand is limited as well and can only accommodate 2 small suitcases simultaneously.
Engine and performance
The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is powered by a 1.0 litre 3 cylinder engine. It produces 68bhp and 90Nm of torque when run on petrol with the figures dropping down to 59bhp and 78Nm of torque when driven on CNG. The vehicle comes with a choice of a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 5-speed automatic manual transmission.
The Alto K10 competes with the Hyundai Eon, Chevrolet Beat and Datsun Go.