IAB Report - Bookings for the new Maruti Alto K10 start at INR 10,000

27/10/2014 - 14:50 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

The new K10 delivers a mileage of 24.07 km/l.

Dealers of Maruti-Suzuki have started accepting bookings for the new Maruti Alto K10, which will have its market launch next month. The booking amount is INR 10,000, and one of the dealers Indian Autos Blog spoke to says he has received a lot of inquiries for the AMT variant of the K10.

2015 Maruti Alto K10 front press shot
The new K10 is based on the Alto 800's body.

In fact, the highlight of the new K10 will be its 5-speed automated manual transmission (which will be offered on the higher variant) same as the one introduced on the Celerio this year. Even with the AGS (Auto Gear Shift in Maruti's terminology), the new K10 has an ARAI rated fuel efficiency of 24.07 km/l, which is an improvement over the earlier model's 20.92 km/l.

A CNG variant of the car will also be offered, which has its efficiency rated at 32.26 km/kg. Both, petrol and CNG variants will be powered by the 1.0-liter three-cylinder K-Series engine which produces 68 PS (67.04 bhp) and 90 Nm of torque, also seen on the older K10.

2015 Maruti Alto K10 gear AMT press shot
The new K10 will be the second Maruti to feature the AMT technology.

Also read: Suzuki Alto 800 Sport Edition showcased in Colombo

Features like front power windows, a 2-DIN music system with CD/MP3/Radio/AUX-in/USB, a tachometer, central locking, foglights, keyless entry and a driver airbag will be available on the top-end variant.

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

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