India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki has pushed the right buttons in the Indian market by launching the latest hatchback, the Alto K10.
The Alto K10, being the second car in the Maruti Suzuki line up to offer Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), after the Celerio.
In a statement at the launch of the K10 in Bangalore, R.S. Kalsi, Executive Director, Maruti Suzuki, Sales and Marketing, said that the AMT variant is expected to have a waiting period for up to two months. However, as demand goes up, the waiting period is also likely to go up.
The manual gear shift model of the Alto K10 however, will be delivered in a week's time after the booking.
The company, which currently makes around 4,000 vehicles a month with the Auto Gear technology, will ramp up its production to meet demands of customers.
CV Raman, the Executive Director-Engineering for Maruti, during the launch of the Alto K10 said, "We feel that the two pedal technology is very relevant now. Obviously the auto gear models would increase the volume."
The Alto K10 is powered by Maruti's K-Series engine, which is an in-line three-cylinder 998 cc engine, that produces 67 bhp of maximum power with 90 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to either a 5-speed manual, or an AMT.