The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 has gone under the cosmetic surgeon’s scalpel and the facelifted car is likely to be launched here in the coming weeks. Production of the Alto K10 Facelift seems to have already commenced and the car’s top hat looks very similar to that of the smaller engined Alto 800.
From the looks of the Alto K10 Facelift, Maruti Suzuki seems to have bolted on new headlamps, tail lamps, bumpers and grille to the Alto 800’s top hat. While this works great to keep costs low, the same can’t be said of the overall design, which is a hotch potch of the Alto 800 and new cosmetic bits.
At least to our eyes, the design of the new Alto K10 Facelift leaves a lot to be desires as the well planted look of the pre-facelift model has given way to a taller, narrower looking car, whose proportions don’t really seem to add up in the visual sense. Under the hood, the familiar 1 liter-3 cylinder, K-Series petrol motor will do duty, with rated outputs of 67 Bhp-90 Nm.
While a five speed manual gearbox will be standard fare, Maruti Suzuki is expected to add the automated manual transmission (AMT) to the Alto K10 Facelift, therefore making the car the least priced automatic in India. Apart from petrol power, CNG and LPG power are likely for the Alto K10 Facelift considering the fact that the same engine gets these fuel options on the WagonR.
Manual transmission equipped variants of the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Facelift is expected to carry a minimal premium over the outgoing model, while the AMT equipped models are expected to cost about 40,000 rupees higher than equivalent manual gearbox equipped variants. The Alto K10 will be the second car in Maruti Suzuki’s range to take the AMT route.
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