Report – New Maruti Alto K10’s variant and colour details emerge
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To be launched in the coming months.
The Maruti Alto K10 facelift has been spied recently, revealing the exterior changes. Gaadiwaadi.com reports that the updated small car will be offered in 5 variants and 6 exterior color options.
The variant lineup is reported to include Lx, LXi, LXi+ and Vxi trim levels. The colour options offered are expected as white, silver, grey, red, blue and brown.
The new Alto K10 is based on the body shell of the Alto 800 but incorporates distinguished front and rear fascias. The redesigned headlamps, chrome highlighted grille, new bumpers and a Celerio-like rear combination lights help identify the more powerful version of India’s best selling car.
The 1.0-litre three-cylinder K-Series petrol engine which dishes out 68 PS (67.04 bhp) and 90 Nm of torque would continue as it is. While the 5-speed manual gearbox will be retained, recent spyshots of the new car indicated that an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) will also be on offer.
The Alto K10 would be the most affordable automatic car in the country when launched, undercutting the Celerio which also uses the same powertrains.
Maruti is also reportedly working on a low-cost hybrid technology which would be available in the future cars starting from the Alto.
Competitors: Hyundai Eon 1.0L, Datsun Go
Expected Price: INR 3.2-4 lakhs, ex-showroom
Launch Date: Coming months