Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Discontinued In India: S-Presso Establishes Itself As Bankable

Maruti Suzuki India Limited has officially discontinued the Maruti Alto K10. The hatchback was the more powerful variant of the company's entry-level offering. The Alto is now available only in its 796cc three-cylinder avatar.

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Discontinued In India: S-Presso Establishes Itself As Bankable

The company has not removed the vehicle listing from its official website, but has positively stopped manufacturing the Maruti Alto K10. Dealerships however, are still selling the model with the idea of clearing stocks.

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Discontinued In India: S-Presso Establishes Itself As Bankable

The Maruti Alto K10 was available with 998cc BS4 compliant three-cylinder petrol engine that produced 67bhp of power and 90Nm of torque. Transmission options included a five-speed manual, and a five-speed automatic.

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Discontinued In India: S-Presso Establishes Itself As Bankable

The Alto K10 model was also available with a 998cc three-cylinder CNG engine that produced 58bhp of power and 78Nm of torque. This engine came mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Discontinued In India: S-Presso Establishes Itself As Bankable

The first-generation Maruti Alto K10 was launched during 2010, the second-generation during 2014, and a facelift model during 2019. The outgoing facelift model featured minor design changes, and additional safety features like ABS with EBD, a driver's side airbag, rear parking sensors, a seat belt reminder, and a high-speed alert system.

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Discontinued In India: S-Presso Establishes Itself As Bankable

The now discontinued Alto K10 is currently priced between Rs 3.72 lakh and Rs 4.51 lakh (ex-showroom, India), and will be available until stocks last or 31 March 2020, whichever comes earlier.

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Discontinued In India: S-Presso Establishes Itself As Bankable

The company's decision to discontinue the Alto K10 comes from the massive interest and success of the Maruti S-Presso mini SUV. The S-Presso became an overnight sensation and continues to do very well in the domestic market.

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Discontinued In India: S-Presso Establishes Itself As Bankable

The more powerful S-Presso model features a BS6 compliant 998cc petrol engine that produces 68bhp of power and 90Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission, and an optional AGS transmission.

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Discontinued In India: S-Presso Establishes Itself As Bankable

The current-generation Maruti S-Presso is available at between Rs 3.69 lakh and Rs 4.91 lakh (ex-showroom, India)

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Discontinued In India: S-Presso Establishes Itself As Bankable

Thoughts About The Maruti Alto K10 Discontinued

Honestly we're upset to see the Alto K10 discontinued. The K10 model has been one of the company's bestsellers, offered an exhilarating drive, and a fair amount of space. Well, goodbye Alto K10, fare ye well, and rust in peace.

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Article Published On: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 10:14 [IST]
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