IAB Report – New Maruti Alto K10 to launch in the first week of next month

Posted on: Oct 29, 2014 - 5:10pm IST

To be offered in 6 variants. 

Indian Autos Blog learns that the new Maruti Alto K10 will launch in the first week of November. Dealers of Maruti-Suzuki have already started accepting orders for the premium entry car for a sum of INR 10,000.

2015 Maruti Alto K10 front press shot
The new K10 is powered by the same 1L engine as its predecessor.

Maruti intends to repeat the success of the original K10, if not increase its popularity further, by launching it in a total of six variants, with two transmission options, and two fuel choices. In comparison, the older K10 was offered in only two variants, LXi and VXi, with a manual gearbox.

The new K10’s 1.0-liter three-cylinder K-Series engine maybe carried over from the older model with identical power and torque (67.04 bhp and 90 Nm of torque), but it sees an improvement in fuel efficiency at 24.07 km/l. For the first time, the Alto K10 will come with CNG, which is claimed to deliver 32.26 km/kg.

2015 Maruti Alto K10 interior press shot
In a first, a driver side airbag will be offered on the K10.

Also read: Maruti plans a micro SUV for launch in 2018

The petrol variants of the K10 will be extended with a 5-speed manual or automated manual transmission (AMT). Thus, the K10 will be the most affordable automatic car on sale in the country, and the second Maruti product to feature AMT technology.

Competitors: Datsun Go, Hyundai Eon 1.0L
Expected Price: INR 3.2-4 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: Next month

New Maruti Alto K10 – Image Gallery

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3 thoughts on “IAB Report – New Maruti Alto K10 to launch in the first week of next month

  1. Nagabhushan N A says:

    AMT is more important to a city dweller than airbags, as they are useless at crawling speeds that packed city roads offer. AMT offers the convenience of driving your car LEGS-FREE (simile to the term HANDS-FREE in the mobile world), thereby avoiding investment on foot massager.

  2. Joy says:

    dear IAB, why do you call it premium entry car? what is premium about it? please do not use such words again.

  3. Dr. Nayak says:

    Life is the most valuable thing on this earth to a car driver or his family and nothing can replace it. Why not have airbags as a standard equipment if you are developing a new interior with $34 mil in budget? AMT is not going to save any life in case of an accident. To all Indians, please do not buy any cars that do not have airbags, so that the manufacturers are forced to have them as standard equipment. Your life is more important to your loved once than a car with AMT or for that matter the car itself.


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