April 17: Alto K10, marketed by Maruti Suzuki, was given an update with a set of new features which will be a standard add-on to the car. As per the company filing with the BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange), the car offers various features including ABS with EBD, driver-side airbag, reverse parking sensor, speed alert, and driver and co-driver seatbelt reminder as standard. Talking about the update, the company has stated that only Alto K10 is given the updates right now. The next car to receive the update will be Alto 800.
With the update, the company has also given a price hike of over Rs 25,000 to the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10. The new price will come to effect from April 11, 2019. Now the ex-showroom price of the vehicle in Delhi ranges from Rs. 3.65 lakh, going up to Rs. 4.44 lakh.
In other parts of the country, the price will range from Rs. 3.75 lakh going up to Rs. 4.54 lakh. The latest updates are made as part of the AIS-145 Safety Norms. The norms that were implemented in April 2019 states that all cars are to be sold with the safety features like ABS with EBD, driver-side airbag, reverse parking sensor, speed alert, and driver and co-driver seatbelt reminder.
Maruti Suzuki has ushered in the updates to various other models including the new-gen Wagon R. In March, the company updated the Eeco van with various safety updates by baring the airbag which was offered only in selected variants. The increased the price of Eeco Van from Rs 400 to Rs 23,000. Apart from Maruti, carmakers like Ford and Mahindra had given standard safety updates for their vehicles.
No changes were to the other features of Maruti Suzuki Alto K10. The features were maintained as the car will soon give way to an all-new the entry-level car before the rollout of BS-6 norms April 2020. At the Auto Expo 2018, Maruti had unveiled the new model based on the Concept Future-S. In India, various prototype models of the car was seen on pilot runs.