India’s leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki might launch the new Alto K10 next month. This is the company’s third big launch this year after the Celerio hatchback and the Ciaz sedan.
The new Alto K10 is built on the same platform as the Alto 800 and reportedly cost them Rs 200 crore. It will also get an Automated Manual Transmission and will be the second car in India to get this technology mated to a petrol engine. It will also be launched with a CNG variant and the company claims it will deliver 32.26 km per kg of gas with the petrol variant managing 24.07 kmpl.
"The Alto K10 is a very important product for us. Customers in this segment are very demanding. They expect a lot of features and are very value-for-money conscious. It has always been a challenge catering to them. So our effort has been to create the excitement with a futuristic offering," Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Executive Director (Marketing and Sales) RS Kalsi told PTI.
"The convenience factor of the ASG with high fuel efficiency levels at affordable cost will definitely be attractive to entry level customers," he added.
The current Alto K10 gets a three-pot, 1.0-litre petrol engine producing 67bhp and 90Nm of torque. The outgoing model is rated at 20.2 kmpl and is priced between Rs 3.15 lakh for the Lxi to Rs 3.28 lakh for Vxi (ex-showroom Delhi)
The current Alto K10 will be replaced by the new car and we expect it to be priced marginally higher than the outgoing model.