This Maruti Alto K10 VXI Option is a high end variant in its model lineup. Its facelifted version is introduced in the car market, where its exteriors receive major updates. The headlight cluster is slightly tweaked, while there is a chrome strip on the radiator grille. The front and rear bumpers are revamped and the bright tail light cluster is redesigned. Whereas, its side profile sports stylish external wing mirrors that makes it look eye catching. On the other hand, its interiors too are modified to give it a complete new look. The cabin is decorated in a dual tone color scheme and includes a new instrument cluster, three spoke steering wheel and rectangular shaped central air vents. The elegantly designed dashboard as well as door trims are in two tone color scheme, which further gives a refreshing look to its interiors. This vehicle is powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine that can generate a peak power of 67.04bhp in combination with a maximum torque output of 90Nm, which is rather good. This mill is mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box. There are many safety aspects available in this trim like child safety locks, key-off reminder, driver airbag and many others, which adds to the safety quotient. It will compete with Datsun Go, Hyundai Eon, Hyundai Santro Xing, Chevrolet Spark and a few others in this segment. It is offered with a standard warranty of 24 months or 40,000 kilometers and this period can be further increased to 2-years or 40,000 kilometers, whichever comes first.
It has a refreshing outer appearance with some new aspects. The rear end has a redesigned tail light cluster, which surrounds its expressive boot lid that has the company’s badge embossed on it. The windscreen is another aspect that is equipped with a high mount stop lamp. It also features a wide bumper, which is painted in body color. The side profile includes wheel arches that are equipped with a set of 13 inch steel wheels. These rims have full wheel covers and covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 155/65 R13 that provides a strong grip on roads. Other features in its side profile include body colored door handles, outside rear view mirrors and side molding as well. The front facade is blessed with a wide windscreen that is fitted with a pair of wipers. The design of its radiator grille is changed and treated with chrome. The logo of company is also engraved at the center of this grille, which adds to its appearance. It is flanked by a tweaked headlight cluster that is equipped with high intensity headlamps as well as turn indicators. It has a well sculpted bumper in body color and comes integrated with an air dam along with a couple of fog lamps. The customers can select it from colors like Cerulean Blue, Granite Grey, Fire Brick Red, Silky Silver, Tango Orange and Superior White as well.
This variant is blessed with an appealing internal section that has an attractive two tone color scheme. The cabin has a huge space, which can take in five people easily. The dashboard is newly designed, which is integrated with a few equipments. It has a new three spoke steering wheel, while the instrument cluster is redesigned. This panel includes a tachometer, headlamp on warning with buzzer, key off audible reminder and displays a few other notifications as well. The seats are well cushioned, which are covered with cloth based upholstery. It has two cup holders available in floor console, while there is a front cabin lamp, rear parcel tray and a few other aspects that adds to their convenience. The silver garnished steering wheel, side louvers and door handles further adds to its appearance.
Engine and Performance:
This Maruti Alto K10 VXI Option trim is equipped with a 1.0-litre, K10B petrol engine. It carries 3-cylinders, 12 valves and integrated with a multi point fuel injection system. This mill has the ability to displace 998cc and is paired with a five speed manual transmission gear box. This motor can produce a maximum power of 67.04bhp at 6000rpm and yields a peak torque output of 90Nm at 3500rpm. It can deliver a maximum mileage of nearly 24.07 Kmpl on expressways and gives around 20 Kmpl within the city. This vehicle takes around 5.3 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 Kmph and achieves a top speed in the range of 135 to 145 Kmph.
Braking and Handling:
This trim has a reliable braking system wherein its front wheels are equipped with a set of ventilated disc brakes and the rear ones have drum brakes. It has a proficient suspension system that helps in maintaining the vehicle’s stability on any road condition. The front axle is affixed with gas filled McPherson strut and the rear one is fitted with a three link rigid axle suspension. This small car is blessed with a power assisted steering wheel that supports a minimum turning radius of 4.6 meters. It reduces the efforts of driver and makes handling easier even in heavy traffic conditions.
There are several comfort features available in this Maruti Alto K10 VXI Option variant. These include integrated headrests, internally adjustable outside mirrors, keyless entry, digital clock, tachometer as well as a power steering. It is bestowed with an air conditioning unit that cools the cabin in no time. It has front power windows and there is an accessory socket, which is useful for charging phones and other devices. Furthermore, it has front sun visors that has vanity mirror on the passenger’s side. For in-car entertainment, it has an advanced audio system that features CD, MP3 player, radio tuner and has two speakers as well.