An early November 2014 launch is on cards for the facelifted Alto K10 AMT hatchback. Many Maruti Suzuki dealers across the country are said to be accepting pre-bookings for the hatchback, which not only promises to be the most fuel efficient automatic car in India but also the lowest priced automatic car in the country. Our friends at IndianAutosBlog are carrying variant details of the Alto K10 Facelift.
The car is likely to feature 6 variants, LX, LXi, LXi (CNG), VXi, VXi (AGS) and VXi (O). A CNG-Petrol dual fuel option will make an appearance on the LXi variant while the automated manual transmission (AMT) will be available on the VXi variant. For the first time in the Alto K10’s production history, a steering mounted airbag will be available on the VXi(O) variant. The Alto K10 Facelift is likely to be slightly pricier than equivalent variants of the outgoing model, which incidentally was sold in LXi and VXi trims.
The prominent feature split up on the various Alto K10 Facelift variants are as follows – The LX variant will offer air conditioning and a heater functions while the LXi variant will add a power steering to the equation. The VXi variant will offer a host of creature comforts such as a central locking system, power windows, tachometer and a stereo player. The top-end VXi (O) variant will add a driver airbag, keyless entry and fog lamps.
While all variants of the Alto K10 Facelift will be powered by a 1 liter-3 cylinder K-Series engine that outputs 67 Bhp-90 Nm on petrol, a five speed manual transmission will be standard on all variants but for the VXi (AGS) trim that gains the AMT. The car also gets a major design makeover with the top hat borrowed from the Alto 800. In terms of stylistic differences, new headlamps, tail lamps and bumpers, along with a longer bonnet are changes that visually demarcate the two cars. On the inside, the Alto K10 gains a completely revamped dashboard design.