The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, replete with a major facelift and a mechanical change in the form of an automated manual transmission (AMT), will be launched in India on the 3rd of November. The facelifted version of the Alto K10 will be positioned in between the Alto 800 and the WagonR hatchbacks in terms of price.
In India, the Alto K10 will be sold in six variants, with the VXi variant getting the AMT. For the first time in the history of the Alto K10 line up in India, a CNG-Petrol dual fuel option will be offered on the LXi variant. Also, another first for the Alto K10 range would be the addition of a driver airbag on the top end VXi(O) variant.
The Alto K10 will retain the 1 liter K-Series naturally aspirated petrol engine that kicks out 67 Bhp and 90 Nm. A five speed manual gearbox will be standard fare on this engine. In terms of fuel efficiency, Maruti Suzuki has raised the bar yet again, the Alto K10 AMT rated at an ARAI certified 24.07 Kmpl, making it the most fuel efficient automatic car in the country.
Designed with the budget car buying masses in mind, the Alto K10 AMT will sit below the Celerio AMT in terms of pricing, thus making it the least price automatic car that money can buy in India. Another major change on the Alto K10 Facelift concerns its design. The car now borrows the top hat design from its lower priced sibling, the Alto 800.
The new top hat sees changes in the form of revised headlamps, tail lamps, front grille and bumpers. On the inside, the Alto K10 Facelift gets a new dashboard and other revised bits to make for a much fresher and plusher feeling car. Bookings of the Alto K10 Facelift are underway and deliveries will begin as soon as the car gets launched in India.