Editorial Test Drive Review of Maruti Alto LX
Modern India’s largest selling car seems to be breaking records every month. The Alto has been Maruti’s biggest grosser for years now and the company does know how to play this game well. To start with, today, the Alto is available in three different variants – the original good old one with an 800cc engine, a company fitted CNG version and the new, modern and improved version called the Alto K10. While the original 800cc Alto caters very well to the semi urban and rural areas, it is the new K10 model that is having a dream run in urban and metro cities.
It looks miles ahead of its older cousin with modern design touches like sharper headlamps, classier front end and new tail lamps. It also has better interiors which are more practical and ofcourse a peppier engine as well. The K10 offers one of the best “performance per rupee” ratios in the Indian market. Being light weight, the KB10 engine gives the Alto K10 exciting performance and driving characteristics. Infact, in traffic, the K10 is very peppy and responds well to driver’s inputs. Like a typical Maruti, the K10 is extremely fuel efficient as well.
Maruti also offers the older Alto with a company fitted CNG system. Needless to say, the CNG does help you in saving tons loads of money per month though at the cost of boot space and ofcourse wasting time in long queues for filling up the tank. Maruti offers the Alto in eight variants including two three CNG ones. At this price, we don’t think there is any other car in the market that can match up to the Maruti Alto. The only drawback we see with the Alto is its limited interior space.
Pros: Value, K10's engine
Cons: Older Alto looks and feels dated
By BALRAJ Posted on Jul,07,07 2:34 PM
Pros GOOD MILEAGE
I HAVE A ALTO-LX CAR. I HAVE RUNNING ON PETORL. MY DAILY USAGE AROUND 100 KM. KINDLY SUGGEST WHETHER CNG KIT 12 KG IS SUITABLE. IF SO KINDLY LET US KNOW THER PERMITABLE KIT & THEIR VALUE & FROM WHERE I CAN FIX THE SAME.
By suraj uppoor Posted on Jul,07,30 10:14 PM
Pros superb ride,great price,nice Ac.
Cons performance could have been better.
i have been riding an alto for the last 15 days and i think it is more suited for highways than city driving.it saps a lot of power when the ac is on but its ride and fuel efficiency both are good.