If the above image shows anything, you can be sure that Maruti will soon be launching the new Alto K10 and you will see them very soon in a showroom near you. Thousand upon thousands of these hatchbacks have been spotted being stockpiled, ready to be taken to their final destination, a Maruti showroom.
The new K10 is actually based on the Alto 800, but has some different design cues to set it away from the standard Alto. The folks at Maruti have tried to spruce up the car to make it more appealing and ever so slightly, upmarket. Now, it is still an Alto but one that gets a single-slat chrome (an all-time Indian favourite) grille, new reshaped headlights, re-designed bumpers which also house the fog lamps in the front, and tail lights inspired from the Celerio. There have been changes on the inside, too. The K10 gets a newer instrument console and a fancy 3-spoke steering wheel. You will also see beige inserts for the door trims on the top-end Vxi variant.
Although the Alto K10 will be powered with the same three-pot motor from the standard Alto, fuel economy is said to improve as the engineers at Maruti have fiddled with the engine to make it even more frugal than before. But the true highlight of this car will be it’s 5-speed automated-manual transmission (AMT) gearbox. Expected to be priced at around 4-lakh rupees, the K10 AMT will become the most affordable automatic car in the country. Maruti, however, will also be offering a 5-speed manual on this car, which will be the standard fitment.
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