Maruti Suzuki today launched its new 2015 Alto K10 at a starting price of Rs 3.06 lakh (ex-showroom) in New Delhi. The top-end variant is priced at INR 3.80 lakh (ex-showroom) in Delhi, still making it the cheapest automatic car that one can buy in India!
The new car is taller and wider and that means there is more space inside the cabin now, and though it has also become shorter in length, Maruti claims that the wheelbase length has not been compromised. So, you should not be worried about the leg room and now even the front seats’ rear has been scooped out to generate more space for your knees.
There are a total of six variants of the car on offer including a new CNG option, and though we had already told you almost everything there is to know about the new car, we’ll quickly lay down the details again:
New features in the new Alto K10
- Auto Gear Shift (AGS)
- Keyless entry system
- Airbag (for driver)
- New instrument cluster
- New dual-tone interiors
- New three-spoke steering wheel
- New dashboard with better storage space
- Key off reminder and headlamp warning buzzer
- Gear-shift indicator
- New alloy wheels
- New wheel caps
Of course, these are the additions in the new car while it also retains all features/options of the outgoing car as well such as internally adjustable outside rear view mirrors (ORVMs), front power windows, accessory socket, digital clock, front fog lamps, body colored ORVMs and door handles, etc.
New Alto K10 Engine
The new Alto is powered by the same engine and though there are no changes in the power and torque figures, Maruti tells us that the engine has been redesigned and ‘light-weight material has been used in engine auxiliaries to help bring down the kerb weight.’ The company also claims to have ‘optimized’ the gear ratios of the five-speed manual for better drive and fuel-efficiency. We can confirm the former only after a road-test which would also tell how good is the 15 per cent increment in fuel efficiency in real world driving conditions.
New Alto K10 Fuel Efficiency Figures (ARAI Certified)
- Petrol: 24.07 kmpl
- Petrol Automatic (AGS): 24.07 kmpl
- CNG: 32.26 kmpg
New Alto K10 Color Options
There are a total of 6 color options out of which 3 are new to Alto’s palette…
- Tango Orange (new)
- Granite Grey (new)
- Cerulean Blue (new)
- Fire Brick Red
- Silky Silver
- Superior White
New Alto K10 Prices & Variants
- Alto K10 LX MT: Rs 3,06,000
- Alto K10 LXi MT: Rs 3,21,687
- Alto K10 VXi MT: Rs 3,37,750
- Alto K10 VXi(O) MT: Rs 3,56,687
- Alto K10 VXi AGS (Automatic): Rs 3,80,187
- Alto K10 LXi MT CNG: Rs 3,81,687
So here are a couple of quick pointers on the prices and variants on offer..
- CNG is introduced for the first time and is available only in the LXi trim. It costs exactly Rs 50,000 more over the petrol-only model
- The Auto Gear Shift Alto K10 (Automatic) comes only in the VXi trim and costs about Rs 43,000 more over the corresponding manual variant.
We had earlier also talked about the new exterior of the car and since it is out in full glory now, you can see the pictures and decipher the changes. Do let us know in the comments section below whether you liked it or you’d have preferred the AMT in the outgoing car.
New Alto K10 Pics Gallery