Maruti Suzuki S-Presso vs Alto K10 – Specification Comparison!

We compared the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso vs the Alto K10 based on their engine, dimensions, design, interiors and features. Let’s see how both these cars fare against each other!

Maruti Suzuki just launched the S-Presso micro SUV in India today. Its the newest entry-level car from Maruti Suzuki but it will still sell alongside the Alto K10. While the S-Presso is originally meant to rival the Renault Kwid, its prices are very comparable with the Alto K10. In fact, the base price of the Alto K10 is just Rs. 8,000 cheaper than that of the S-Presso. Maruti Suzuki has two cars in the same segment. So if you are looking for a car in this segment, which one should you buy? We compared the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso vs Alto K10 to see how two cars from the same manufacturer fare against each other.

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso vs Alto K10
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso vs Alto K10

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso vs Alto K10 – Dimensions

DimensionsMaruti Suzuki S-PressoMaruti Suzuki Alto K10
Length3,565 mm3545 mm
Width1,520 mm1490 mm
Height1,564 mm1475 mm
Wheelbase2,380 mm2360 mm
Ground Clearance180 mm160 mm
Fuel Tank27 litres35 litres
Tyre Size165/70 R14155/65 R13

Looking at the dimensions of the Alto K10 and the new S-Presso, the latter is bigger than the Alto K10 in every aspect. The S-Presso is 20 mm longer, 30 mm wider, significantly taller by about 90 mm and the wheelbase is also longer by 20 mm. But that’s no surprise as the S-Presso was always meant to be a larger car than the Alto K10.

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

Owing to the SUV stance of the S-Presso, it also has 20 mm more ground clearance tah the Alto. However, where the Alto K10 does edge ahead is with its fuel tank capacity of 35 liters, a considerable 7 liters more than that of the S-Presso. Lastly, the S-Presso sits on larger 14-inch rims while the Alto only gets 13-inch wheels.

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso vs Alto K10 – Engine Specifications

ModelMaruti Suzuki S-PressoMaruti Suzuki Alto K10
Engine 1.0L, 3-cylinder engine1.0L, 3-cylinder engine
Power68 bhp68 bhp
Torque90 Nm90 Nm
Transmission5-speed manual/5-speed AMT 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT 
Fuel Efficiency 21.4/21.7 kpl (MT/AMT)23.95/23.95 kpl (MT/AMT)
Emission StandardBS6BS4

Now comparing the engines of the S-Presso and the Kwid, they both are powered by the same 1.0-Liter, three cylinder engines which put out similar power and torque figures in both the cars. They both have 68 bhp and 90 Nm of torque. There’s nothing separating them on that front though. Also, both cars come mated to a either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT. The Alto also has the option of a smaller 800 cc engine.

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10

Where there is some differentiation on the engines is with their fuel efficiency. The Alto K10 is a much lighter car than the S-Presso and because of that it gives marginally better fuel economy than the S-Presso. On the other hand, the reason why the S-Presso is a little down on fuel efficiency from the Kwid is because its BS-VI complaint while the Alto K10 still gets a BS-IV compliant engine.

Exterior Design

The two cars have quite a different approach here. The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso has been designed to look like an SUV, only much smaller. The company literally calls it a ‘micro-SUV’. The design is very new from Maruti and it gets a tall nose with a flat hood for an upright stance. The bumpers are big and chunky and there’s good amount of body cladding on the sides and the rear. The grille design is all-new and gets some chrome inserts with LED DRLs on the bumpers. The rear end seems much inspired from the Brezza and has quite a neat look except for the pronounced body claddings.

The Alto K10 on the other hand has a much conventional hatchback design . It has good proportions and although a small car, its design is quite likeable for its target audience. That said, the Alto K10 hasn’t received any update for a long time now and the design has started to show its age. It does not have any modern bits and apart from its natural aesthetics, there’s nothing special about the design.

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Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Interiors
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Interiors

Interior Features

Here again, the two cars have a very different approach. The S-Presso has a very funky interior with its new dashboard layout. The circular motifs on the dashboard seems to inspired from Mini and even the instrument cluster is located on the center of the dashboard. The body colored inserts give it a young feel and the infotainment system has been well put on the dashboard. However, the center mounted instrument console might not work for many.

Now this is where the Alto K10 disappoints quite a bit. This being an old car shows its age much more on the inside than on the outside. There’s no digital infotainment screen, no steering wheel mounted controls, nothing quite fancy anywhere. It gets a completely analog dashboard which feels quite out dated in these times. Still, the dual-tone theme of the interiors and the piano black inserts on the dashboard do lift the feel of the cabin a little.

 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 interiors
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 interiors

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ModelMaruti Suzuki S-PressoMaruti Suzuki Alto K10
Price Rs 3.69-4.91 Rs 3.61-4.39 lakh

Now this is where things go a little south for the Alto K10. With the launch of the S-Presso, Maruti has made the base price of the S-Presso just Rs. 8,000 more than that of the Alto K10. The top-spec Alto K10 with the AMT gearbox finishes off at Rs. 4.39 lakhs, where as by paying about Rs. 50,000 more you can get a car which is brand new, looks quite interesting and packs in lots more features. The Alto K10 has consistently been Maruti’s best selling car but nnow things could just change in favour of the S-Presso.