The recently updated 2019 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 has started arriving at dealerships. The new 2019 Alto K10, along with the 2019 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 facelift, now comes with a host of new and updated safety features to meet the upcoming safety norms, ahead of the October deadline. The 2019 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 now comes with safety features like - ABS with EBD, driver-side airbag, reverse parking sensor, speed alert, and driver and co-driver seatbelt reminder, all offered as standard fitment.
Visually, unlike the 2019 Alto 800 that was spotted recently, the 2019 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 remains identical to the previous version. So, the car comes with same large intake grille on the bumper with trapezoidal housings for foglamps. Above, the Alto K10 continues to come with a small grille with the Suzuki logo at the centre and a chrome slat above it. The headlamps also remain unchanged, similar to the taillamps, wheels and other exterior elements, and same goes for the cabin as well. However, the instrument cluster now features alert icons for seatbelt reminder.
All that said, in addition to the new safety features, the company has also car's chassis and body shell to make it crash ready. So, the 2019 Alto K10, now also meets the latest crash norms which call for body integrity, for frontal crashes at 56 kmph. In fact, the same has been done with the Alto 800 as well, to meet the new safety norms.
Under the hood, the 2019 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 comes with the same 998 cc K-Series petrol engine that is tuned to churn out 67 bhp and develop 90 Nm of peak torque. The motor comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and optional Auto Gear Shift (AGS) version as well. As for the future, with BS6 coming in from April 2020, the entire Alto range will soon give way to an all-new entry-level car, before the BS-6 wave kicks in from April 2020. The new model will be based on the Concept Future-S which was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018.
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