Maruti Alto 800 Vs Maruti Alto K10 – Finding out the Better Alto
Maruti Suzuki, undoubtedly, has been the leader in the small car segment in India. However, inspite of being the preferred choice of entry level hatchbacks, Maruti has been facing increased competition, largely due to a rising number of entrants from other car makers. To combat this, in 2012, Maruti launched the Alto 800.
The new 2012 Maruti Alto 800 is revamped version of the old Alto 800. With a new fascia, improved interiors and features, the new Alto 800 is all the more attractive.
On the other hand, the Alto K10 is an improved version of the Maruti Suzuki Alto, and comes with a more powerful engine and features and is definitely are better than the older Alto 800 model. The Alto 800 is priced between Rs. 2.37 lakhs and Rs. 3.49 lakhs. The Alto K10 is priced between Rs. 3.15 lakhs and Rs. 3.28 lakhs.
Let us compare the Maruti Alto 800 Vs Maruti Alto K10 to find out which is better.
While comparing the exteriors, you will find that the new Alto 800 looks more modern and appealing compared to the Alto K10. But if you like the jelly-bean styling found in the Zen, the K10 will definitely appeal you. The new headlights, badging, body colored bumper, extended snout and front fog lamps have enhanced the front fascia of the K10.
The grey and brown interiors with touches of silver on the 2012 Alto 800 gives a more modern look. The car has all the standard features which makes it look premium even at the entry level price segment. The interiors of the Alto K10 certainly look dated but the feature list seems good with internally adjustable outside rear view mirrors on the offer that too body coloured ORVMs unlike black in the new Alto 800. Also features like AC and power steering are standard on K10. The Alto 800’s cabin is standard. Due to the low stance it gets difficult to get in and out. The front seats lack under thigh support and the legroom in the rear.
The Alto 800 has a 3 Cylinder MPFI Petrol Engine with an engine displacement of 796 CC that generates a maximum power of 47.5 bhp @ 6000 RPM at a maximum torque of 69 Nm @ 3500 RPM. The engine is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. The ARAI certified mileage is 22.7 kmpl.
The K10 has a K108 petrol engine with a 998 CC engine displacement that generates a maximum power of 67 bhp @ 6200 RPM at a maximum torque of 90 Nm @ 3500 RPM. The engine is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. The ARAI certified mileage is 20.2 kmpl.