Maruti Suzuki launched the new Alto K10 last month and seems like the hatchback is off to a good start. Apart from receiving decent booking numbers for the manual variants, the AMT automatic gearbox variant is turning out to be very popular with the customers.
Maruti had accounted for only 20% of the Alto K10 owners to opt for the AMT transmission, but this number has probably increased. The AMT variant commands a waiting period of minimum 2 months up to 4 months in certain cities. Manual variants however will be delivered within a month from booking the car.
The hatchback is powered by a 1.0L, K-next petrol engine producing 68 PS of power @ 6,000 RPM. Maruti claims the car can perform a 0-60 kmph stint in 5.3 seconds and also deliver fuel efficiency of 24.07 kmpl (manual), 24.07 kmpl (AMT) and 32.26 km/kg (CNG).
The Alto K10 AMT is also biting into the Celerio AMT sales with its cheaper price tag, but Maruti should be happy as long as they’re not loosing customers to competitors. Also, as a result of the customer switch to the Alto K10, the Celerio’s waiting period is now dropping.