Maruti Suzuki will launch the facelifted Alto K10 in November. A key mechanical change in the car will be the addition of an automated manual transmission. In terms of design, the Alto K10 Facelift will derive inspiration from the lower priced Alto 800, and will also borrow the latter’s top hat. Visually, Maruti Suzuki will differentiate the two hatchbacks by giving the Alto K10 a longer bonnet, new headlamps and tail lamps, and a revised front grille.
On the inside, the car will gain a revamped dashboard that looks much more contemporary than the one of the pre-facelift model. Another prominent addition to the Alto K10 line up is a driver airbag mounted inside the steering wheel of the car. The automaker has released a slew of images depicting the facelifted Alto K10 AMT in multiple angles. Here’s an image gallery showing the Alto K10 AMT Facelift in all its glory.
The Alto K10 Facelift will continue to use the 1 liter-3 cylinder K-Series petrol engine known for its responsiveness and fuel efficiency. The 67 Bhp-90 Nm power and torque outputs of the car will be retained, and so will be the 5 speed manual transmission. Top-end variants of the car will gain a 5 speed automated manual transmission as an option while a petrol-CNG dual fuel option is also a part of the new variant mix on the facelifted Alto K10.
With a 24.02 Kmpl ARAI rated fuel efficiency on the petrol engined AMT variant, the Alto K10 AMT will be the most fuel efficient automatic gearbox equipped car sold in India. Another major selling point of the Alto K10 AMT will be its price tag that will undercut that of the Celerio. The pricing of the Alto K10, to be announced at the time of the car’s November launch, is touted to make it the least priced automatic gearbox equipped car in India, and the world.
The Alto K10 is likely to be slightly pricier than the outgoing version owing to the feature additions and the design changes both on the outside and insides of the car. The Alt0 K10 will sit in between the Alto 800, and WagonR in terms of price and positioning. The car will be Maruti Suzuki’s answer to the Datsun Go and the Hyundai Eon 1.0 hatchbacks, in India’s entry-level budget car market.