2010 Maruti Alto K10
26th Sep 2010 7:00 am
Revamping the looks and putting a new engine in the Alto’s bay is Maruti’s method of making this Indian bestseller even more aspirational
Like the engine, the ride and handling have also gone a step in the right direction. The ride at low speeds is decent and the Alto soaks up most undulations on the road with relative ease. Where the Alto shines the most is in the city limits. The car’s compact dimensions, coupled with the light steering, are terrific for parking in tight spots. All-round visibility is good too, making the new Alto an ideal car for our ever-crowded roads. There is fair bit of body roll when you go fast around a corner, but the car feels safe and in control. However, the light steering doesn’t quite weight up at higher speeds and is uncommunicative as well. Ride suffers the most at higher speeds. Though the sense of stability has improved considerably over the old car, the narrow dimensions and the tiny tyre footprint don’t inspire confidence at speeds.