Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 : End of a decade

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Maruti Suzuki had launched the Alto K10 in year 2010.The Alto K10 was the elder sibling of the Alto 800 comprising of all the traits and designs.This affordable, entry level models was launched at a price of around 3 lakhs Rupees.After that remarkable entry to the Indian market, it maintained its demand among the buyers.

[Older model of Alto K10]

But now the company has decided to discontinue the Alto K10. The model which was not updated in accordance to the BS6 emission norms hasbeen removed from the brand’s official websites.

A K10B engine.

The model was powered by a 1.0L K10B petrol engine that produced 67bhp and 90Nm of torque. This engine was offered with a five-speed manual transmission and an AMT unit. Also on offer was a CNG variant.After the Tata Nano, the Alto K10 is the second most affordable automatic car in India and the cheapest automatic from the Maruti Suzuki family.

Previously the Alto K10 was available in following variants -: LX, LXi, VXi, VXi (O), VXi AMT and LXi CNG. It was updated with standard safety features to meet the safety norms that came into effect from April 2019. Features like ABS with EBD, driver-side airbag, speed alert system and front seat belts reminder are standard across the trims. The addition of the safety kit has resulted in a price hike in the range of Rs 16,515 to Rs 26,946.But now on-wards the buyers will not have the new Alto K10 with BS6 emission norms. Click here to visit official website of Maruti Suzuki.

REFERENCES-MARUTI SUZUKI AND CARWALE.

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