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The Maruti Alto K10 Is Back With A Starting Price Of Rs 3.99 Lakh

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  • Aug 18, 2022
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It has a lot in common with the S-Presso and Celerio

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  • Bigger than the regular Alto and based on the Heartect platform.

  • Offered in four trims - Std, LXi, VXi and VXi+.

  • Gets the latest DualJet 1-litre petrol engine with both five-speed MT and AMT options.

  • The powertrain offers 66.6PS and claims fuel economy of up to 24.9kmpl.

  • Alto K10 comes with the Maruti SmartPlay Studio infotainment system with 7-inch touchscreen.

Maruti has brought back the Alto K10 moniker for a new-generation hatchback. Based on the Heartect platform, it is bigger than the regular Alto, it gets the latest Maruti 1-litre petrol engine and features a modern day design. The new K10 is offered in four trim levels that are priced as follows:

Variant

Petrol MT

Petrol AMT

Std

Rs 3.99 lakh

N.A.

LXi

Rs 4.82 lakh

N.A.

VXi

Rs 5 lakh

Rs 5.5 lakh

VXi+

Rs 5.34 lakh

Rs 5.84 lakh

All prices are ex-showroom

The AMT option is limited to the VXi and VXi+trims at a premium of Rs 50,000. In terms of the manual variants, the Alto K10 is at an average premium of around Rs 80,000 over the regular Alto 800.

New Alto K10 Engine

The K10 is powered by the DualJet, Dual VVT 1-litre petrol engine tuned to an output of 66.6PS and 89Nm. It is mated to a 5-speed manual with the choice of a 5-speed AMT as well. The manual option claims to deliver fuel economy of 24.39kpml, but the AMT is said to be even more frugal with a claimed efficiency of 24.9kmpl.

What's new in the Alto K10?

The all-new Alto K10 has distinctive front-end styling, while the side profile and the rear look a lot like the Celerio. It only gets steel wheels with styled covers. Maruti is offering the K10 in six exterior colours and two official accessory themes - Impacto and Glinto.

In terms of features, the Alto K10 remains to be a sparsely equipped offering. The base trim has no AC or power steering or internally adjustable ORVMs. In the top-spec VXi+ variant, the new Alto K10 comes with the 7-inch infotainment touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The dashboard is different from the regular Alto 800 and gets a distinctive digitised instrument cluster.

The hatchback’s standard safety kit includes dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, and ABS with EBD. It also comes with central locking with speed-sensing auto door locking from the VXi trim.

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The new-generation Alto K10 falls in between the Alto and the S-Presso in Maruti’s lineup. It is a more affordable alternative to the Celerio while also being a rival to the Renault Kwid.

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