Editorial Test Drive Review of Maruti Alto LXi
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
Maruti Alto LXi Specifications
Dimension & Weights
|Overall Length||3495 mm|
|Overall Width||1475 mm|
|Overall Height||1460 mm|
|Ground Clearance||4.6 mm|
|No of Cylinders||3|
|Mileage Highway||18.9 kmpl|
|Mileage City||14.6 kmpl|
|Mileage Overall||14.5 kmpl|
Wheels & Tyres
|Wheel Size||12 inch|
Maruti Alto LXi Features
Mileage Comparision of Similar Cars
By MANOJ GUPTA Posted on Sep,09,23 9:57 PM
Pros Great looks, good lileage
Cons exellent interior , outlook, more comfortable.
EXCELLENT VEHILCLE FOR ALL MIDDLE CLASS EMPLOYEES. CAN ENJOY A LONG DRIVE. YES, I AGREE WITH OTHER REVIEWERS THAT WTIH AC ON, PICK UP GETS LOWER AND DURING LONG DRIVE, YOU NEED TO ON AND OFF AC. THIS NEEDS LOOKING INTO.
Posted on Feb,02,04 3:01 AM
Pros Good mileage, trouble free, almost nil maintenance
Cons Bit cramped rear, less powerful engine,
Value for money. Except being bit cramped interiors (tall or fat persons will find it less comfortable) and dragging while AC is on, an ideal car for a small middle class family.
By anu Posted on Dec,12,30 10:07 AM
Pros best milage, low maintaince, service every where
Cons leg space low
no maintaince,, best resale value, most popular car on the road
By Thiagarajan Swaminathan Posted on Jul,07,15 8:07 AM
Pros Great looks, Good milege
Cons Less confortable because less pickup with AC on
It is a good car for middle class people, but has one setback, i.e LESS PICK UP WITH AC ON AND WE HAVE TO CHANGE THE GEAR.
By iwant towin Posted on Jan,01,10 1:11 AM
Cons Not so stylish
Good.... I liked to have a long drive with the alto - the product from maruti... its comfrtable... and also good economy
By deepak sharma Posted on Jan,01,01 9:36 AM
Pros LOOK SO GOOD , MILEAGE IS SO GOOD,
Cons NOT SO COMFOR BUT WITH PRICE ITS SO GOOD
I LOVE ALTO LXI, WITH LOW PRICE THE FACALITY IS SO GOOD, NO OTHER COMPANY CAN BEAT THIS MODEL. ITS SO GOOD , IN EVERY THING, MAST CAR HAI YAAR.
By Ashit Posted on Mar,03,04 7:48 PM
Pros I think this is most fuel economy car in the market, Easy Handling, Even for for Long drive
Cons Space is a concern but still best Car at its Class
I recently won a Alto LXI after doing market servey on all the available Hatch Back option but trust me this is the best among all that in the market.
By RANJIB DAS Posted on Aug,08,14 9:13 PM
Pros FUEL ECONOMY, LOW MAINTENANCE
Cons LESS SPACE, LOW POWER WITH A.C. ON
I own an Alto Lxi for 4 years, i love the car for its cute looks, high mileage, and extremely low maintenance . The A.C is good so is the power steering. Ever since i bought it i m just filling petrol in it and nothing else at all. But the rear space is very less and the cars crawls on low gears with all passengers loaded and the A.C on . But this is quite obvious. you cannot get power ,style, looks , mileage, space , comfort and all the great features at such a low price !!! If want all these , loosen your pocket, or else remain satisfied.
By ramesh sharma Posted on Sep,09,04 8:14 AM
Pros good looks and very good milage
Cons a good car to buy
over all a good car for medium class people. less cost, good looks,good milage and equally good for both sexes. Only engine power needs to be increased a little.
By anna andrews Posted on Mar,03,05 5:55 PM
Pros Good milege
Cons interiors can be improved
Alto is gifted vehicle for small budget family.it gives more milege and normal comfort in driving.