2023 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 revealed in full ahead of launch, gets a large grille with some inspiration from Datsun Redigo
The third generation 2023 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 has been revealed in full ahead of launch on 18th August. At first glance, though it looks like a new hatchback, it has taken inspiration from many other cars.
The front has a large hexagonal grille which is the lone unit with a small bonnet lip on top housing the Suzuki logo and some chrome elements. The grille has the number plate bracket. Some of the variants don’t have a housing for the fog lamps.
The headlamps look inspired from Renault cars while the tail lamps are typical Suzuki ones. The hatchback looks proportionate with a no-nonsense attitude. It will suit the A-segment segment customers well.
The front bumper has creases which look inspired from the now-discontinued Datsun Redigo. At the sides, the ORVMs get a nice dual-tone carbon-fibre finish. At the rear, there are large c-shaped creases on the bumper. There’s also a roof spoiler.
The black steel wheels with caps are quite plain while the alloy wheels look cool. The doors get the low-cost flap handles.
On the inside, there’s, however, a world of difference. The dashboard looks quite large housing a big touchscreen infotainment system, probably, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The steering wheel is taken from other low-cost Maruti Suzuki cars but it’s devoid of controls. The instrument cluster is fully digital with a large digital reading for the speedometer. There’s no tachometer to be seen. There seems to be enough space on the inside.
Maruti Suzuki might be hurrying up the launch owing to the great void left in the segment by the discontinuation of Hyundai Santro, Datsun Redigo, and Datsun Go.
With the Renault Kwid being the 1 and only competitor for Maruti Suzuki in this segment, the Indo-Japanese manufacturer feels there has never been a time as good as this for an offensive to regain lost market share.
Various rumours say the car has been built the company’s famed Heartect platform for accommodating 6 airbags as per government’s upcoming rule and to score decently on the Bharat NCAP crash tests.
Coming to the revealed variants of the upcoming Alto K10, there are a total of 12 variants on offer – STD, STD (O), LXI, LXI (O), VXI, VXI (O), VXI+, VXI+ (O), VXI AGS, VXI (O) AGS, VXI+ AGS, VXI+ (O) AGS.
Power comes from the latest K10C 998 cc engine that churns out 65.7 HP. The length, width, and height are 3530 mm, 1490 mm, and 1520 mm respectively. There are a total of 6 colours on offer.
The wheel base is 2380 mm and the gross weight is a super-low 1150 kg. The kerb weight should be even more less making the car a hoot to drive. The Alto K10 is always known for its peppy nature.