The top-end K10 will get a driver-side airbag as standard.
Maruti-Suzuki have announced that the new Maruti Alto K10 will launch on November 3 in New Delhi. Based on the Alto 800's body, the second generation K10 will offer a host of features that were previously unseen on the outgoing model.
Starting with the transmission, Maruti will offer a 5-speed AMT in the new K10, thus making it the most affordable automatic car in the country. The AMT would be available in the VXi variant, and other trims will get a 5-speed manual transmission.
Engineers have carried over the 1.0-liter three-cylinder K-Series engine from the older K10. It makes an identical 68 PS (67.04 bhp) and 90 Nm of torque in the newer model, but at 24.07 km/l, it is much more fuel efficient than the older K10's 20.92 km/l. The small car will also be offered in a CNG variant with an efficiency of 32.26 km/kg.
On the features front, the top-end variant of the new K10 will get a driver-side airbag, a 2-DIN music system with MP3/CD/Radio/USB/AUX-in, foglights, power steering and front power windows.
Maruti's dealers have already started accepting orders for the new K10. The booking amount is INR 10,000.
Competitors: Hyundai Eon 1.0L, Datsun Go
Expected Price: INR 3.2-4 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: November 3