Maruti Suzuki is apparently planning a replacement of its much loved Alto K10 replacement, the exclusive pictures for which you saw first on Motorbash.com just a few days back.
The compact hatchback Alto has been the best-selling car in India since 2006, when it crossed Maruti 800’s sales figures. Alto clocks nearly 23,000-25,000 units a month. And is sold in two variants: the Alto 800 and the Alto K10.
The volumes though still remain to be very high, but have slowly started declining; the company is also believed to be growing wary of the competition. The K10 was launched after the Alto 800 and its biggest competition Hyundai Eon has also received a 1.0L engine very recently. The Nissan’s Datsun Go, sits bang in this segment as well.
According to Financial Express, the new Alto K10 facelift will most probably see the light of the day by January next year and will surely get an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) from the Celerio. The Alto AMT will be the cheapest automatic car in the country till Tata launches its Nano F-Tronic (F-Tronic could come earlier as well).
The new design aims to offer more space and better interiors. The company further believes that the AMT will be a deal changer as it offers a significant ease of driving in bumper to bumper city driving condition. Maruti has been selling the Alto in its last four generations under different brand names including the Zen and A-star. Maruti also exports the Alto to Africa and South America.