After almost two years, Maruti Suzuki has brought back its high-selling nameplate, the Alto K10, to the Indian car market. With a new exterior design and cabin layout, the new Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 promises to appeal more to the younger masses. At the same time, it claims to be as efficient and peppy to drive as its last iteration. The new Alto K10 is positioned in between the already-on-sale Alto 800 and S-Presso and has become the most affordable 1.0-litre offering from Maruti Suzuki. In addition to the Alto K10, Maruti Suzuki already has S-Presso, WagonR and Celerio with the same 1.0-litre engine option.
2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Price
Unlike the other 1.0-litre offerings from Maruti Suzuki, the Alto K10 misses out on CNG-powered options, at least for the time being. For now, the new Alto K10 is available only as a petrol-powered hatchback, which is offered with both manual and AMT gearbox options. The new Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 start at Rs 3.99 lakh for the base-spec Standard manual and goes up to Rs 5.84 lakh for the range-topping VXI+ AMT. All the given prices are of ex-showroom, New Delhi.
|Variant||Prices (Manual)||Prices (AMT)|
|Standard||Rs 3.99 lakh||–|
|LXI||Rs 4.82 lakh||–|
|VXI||Rs 5.00 lakh||Rs 5.50 lakh|
|VXI+||Rs 5.34 lakh||Rs 5.84 lakh|
2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Tyres
The previous iteration of the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 came with 155/65 R13 tyres as standard across the entire variant lineup. For this time, Maruti Suzuki has down-sized the tyre size to 145/80 R13 for all the variants of the K10, including the new top-spec variant, the VXI+.
|Maruti Alto K10 Standard||145/80 R13||Centre Cap|
|Maruti Alto K10 LXI||145/80 R13||Centre Cap|
|Maruti Alto K10 VXI||145/80 R13||Full Wheel Cover|
|Maruti Alto K10 VXI+||145/80 R13||Full Wheel Cover|
2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Tyre Pressure
For the tyres of Alto K10, the tyre pressure level recommended by Maruti Suzuki is 32 PSI for all four tyres. Even the spare tyre comes in the same size and has to be maintained with the same tyre pressure level.
|Car||Tyre pressure (front)||Tyre pressure (rear)|
|Maruti Suzuki Alto K10||32 PSI||32 PSI|
2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Engine Specifications
With the new Alto K10, Maruti Suzuki has taken one step forward with the mechanical setup. It has retained the 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine configuration of the previous-generation version, thus justifying the K10 suffix in its name. However, this time, the engine is an all-new 1.0-litre K10C Dualjet mill with a whole new setup of valves and a range of new components. This engine claims a maximum power output of 66.62 PS and a peak torque output of 89 Nm, marginally lower than the power and torque outputs of the previous version’s engine.
While the power and torque outputs might be marginally lower, the fuel efficiency figures have increased significantly. The new Alto K10 claims a maximum fuel efficiency of 24.39 kmpl with the standard 5-speed manual gearbox option and 24.90 kmpl with the optional 5-speed AMT available in VXI and VXI+ variants.
|Maximum power||66.62 PS @ 5,500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||89 Nm @ 3,500 rpm|
|Fuel tank capacity||27 litres|
|Fuel efficiency||24.39 kmpl (manual) / 24.90 kmpl (AMT)|
2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Dimensions
The new Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 measures 3,530 mm long, 1,490 mm wide and 1,520 mm tall, thus making it almost 85 mm longer and 45 mm taller than the current Alto 800 while having the same width. Also, the wheelbase of the new Alto K10 is 2,380 mm, which is around 20 mm more than that of the Alto 800.
|Turning radius||4.5 m|
|Boot space||214 litres|
2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Exterior And Features
The new Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is a radical departure from its predecessor by having an all-new design language which is more rounded and has a more upright design than before. The halogen headlamps have grown in size, and so has the front grille with a mesh-pattern air intake that extends down to the bumper, unlike before. This time, there are no provisions for the fog lamps, and the Alto K10 misses out on daytime running LEDs.
2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Rivals And Their Tyre Sizes
The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 competes with the 1.0-litre version of the Renault Kwid and its sibling, the quirky-looking S-Presso. All these three cars have 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine options, with the Alto K10 and S-Presso sharing their K10C Dualjet powertrains and gearbox options. Even the Kwid comes with a 5-speed manual and AMT transmission options.
Both the S-Presso and Kwid have SUV-like designs with an upright stance and higher ground clearance compared to the new Alto K10. To match their SUV-like appeal, these cars get bigger 165/70 R14 tyres against the 145/80 R13 tyres in the Alto K10.
|Maruti Suzuki Alto K10||Maruti Suzuki S-Presso||Renault Kwid 1.0|
|Engine||1.0-litre, three-cylinder, K10C, Dualjet||1.0-litre, three-cylinder, K10C, Dualjet||1.0-litre, three-cylinder, SCe|
|Power output||66.62 PS @ 5,500 rpm||66.62 PS @ 5,500 rpm||68 PS @ 5,500 rpm|
|Torque output||89 Nm @ 3,500 rpm||89 Nm @ 3,500 rpm||91 Nm @ 4,250 rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual / 5-speed AMT||5-speed manual / 5-speed AMT||5-speed manual / 5-speed AMT|
|Length||3,530 mm||3,565 mm||3,731 mm|
|Width||1,490 mm||1,520 mm||1,579 mm|
|Height||1,520 mm||1,567 mm||1,490 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,380 mm||2,380 mm||2,422 mm|
|Fuel tank capacity||27 litres||27 litres||28 litres|
|Turning radius||4.5 m||4.5 m||5.0 m|
|Tyre size||145/80 R13||165/70 R14||165/70 R14|