Maruti Suzuki to launch new Alto K10 today

maruti suzuki altoNew Delhi: With an eye on reviving growth in its bread and butter mini car segment, the country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India will launch a new version of its Alto K10 on Monday.

After the Celerio, the Alto K10 will be the second model to be equipped with auto gear shift (AGS) feature.

While the petrol version delivers a mileage of 24.07 km per litre, the CNG variant will have a fuel economy of 32.26 km per kg.

It will have six different variants and the AGS option will be available only with the top end.

The company will announce the price of the new car at the time of launch while existing Alto K10 is priced between Rs 3.15 lakh and Rs 3.31 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

The new Alto K10 is coming at a time when MSI's sales in the mini segment comprising Alto and WagonR witnessed 1.3 percent decline in the April-September period this fiscal at 2,01,721 units as against 2,04,335 units in the year-ago period. In September 2014 it stood at 35,547 units as against 41,061 in the same month last year, down 13.4 percent.

Launched in 2010, the Alto K10 has clocked cumulative sales of 4.3 lakh units in four years. The Alto brand overall, including the Alto 800, has sold 26 lakh units in 14 years since launch.--PTI