The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is the more powerful version of the recently updated Alto 800. It is very popular in the segment due to its price and the Alto nameplate it carries. Maruti is updating its model lineup to meet the new norms and the 2019 Alto joins the newly updated lineup of the manufacturer. Most of the changes made on the 2019 version of the car Alto are limited to the addition of safety features along with a few other changes. Take a look at the video below by gyani enough which carries a walkaround review of the new 2019 Alto.
The Alto K10 featured in the video if the VXi variant. The most highlighted change on the car is its new safety features which have been made in lieu of the new safety mandate passed by the government. The 2019 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 comes with safety features like – ABS with EBD, driver-side airbag, reverse parking sensor, speed alert, and driver and co-driver seatbelt reminder. All of the safety features mentioned here now come as standard fitment. This makes the car safer and reduces the fatality ratio if the car gets involved in an accident.
Talking about the changes made on the exteriors, the car is actually almost the same as the previous model. It gets the identical intake grille on the bumper with trapezoidal housings for foglamps. Above, the Alto K10 continues to come with a small grille with the Suzuki logo at the centre and a chrome slat above it. The headlamps also remain unchanged, similar to the taillamps, wheels and other exterior elements, and same goes for the cabin as well. The instrument cluster, however, features alert icons for seatbelt reminder now.
Talking about engine and power, the 2019 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is powered by a 998 cc K-Series petrol engine that is tuned to churn out 67 Bhp of power along with 90 Nm of peak torque. Owing to its lightweight, the Alto K10 feels quite peppy and the 67 Bhp is enough for the car. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. A 4-speed automatic gearbox is also available on the car, called the Auto Gear Shift (AGS) by the company.
Maruti Suzuki is readying an all-new Alto that it will launch in the coming time. It has been spotted testing a few times and will be quite different to the one sold right now in terms of design and features. It will comply with the new crash test norms and will also be BSVI emission norms compliant. The spy shots suggested an SUV crossover like design which has hinted towards the new Alto being based on the Concept Future-S, which was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018.