Report - 2015 Maruti Alto K10 with AMT launching next month with higher mileage

23/10/2014 - 13:43 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

Will be available in petrol and CNG options. 

The new Maruti Alto K10 will have its market launch next month, as per a report by PTI. As spyshots have shown, the new K10 is constructed on the Alto 800's body, and gets redesigned headlights, taillights and new bumpers for a distinct look. The interior too has been revamped with a new dashboard.

Maruti Alto K10 front three quarter press shot
The current Alto K10 (pictured) has sold over 4.3 lakh units in four years.

The car was developed by Maruti's engineers along with their counterparts from Suzuki Motor in Japan, at a cost of INR 200 crores.

The new K10 will be powered by the same 1.0-liter three-cylinder K-Series engine which produces 68 PS (67.04 bhp) and 90 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual or automated manual transmission (AMT) can be chosen to pair with it.

It delivers an ARAI certified 24.07 km/l (for MT and AMT), which is an improvement over the earlier model's 20.92 km/l. The K10 will also be available with a CNG option which will deliver 32.26 km/kg. A total of six variants will be available, but the AMT is reserved only for the top-end trim.

Maruti Alto-k10
The 1.0L K-Series engine returns a better efficiency in the new K10.

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The Alto K10 was launched in 2010 and has clocked sales of over 4.3 lakh units since.

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

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