We are now only few days away from the official launch of the the new gen Alto K10. The car is based on new Alto 800 and promises to be a better overall package than before especially due to the newly added comfort features and much talked about AMT technology which will make it the most economical automatic car in our market.
So if you have been planning to buy one and want to know about the new features as per the variants of the car then continue to read on as here we explain you all the variants of upcoming Alto K10 in detail along with all the features. New Alto K10 will be available in four variants namely LX, LXi, VXi and VXi(O) and can be chosen from six different shades.
To start off the LX variant is the entry level variant which only comes with basic features and equipment. It has black bumpers, externally adjustable right hand side outside mirror, seats with integrated headrests, digital fuel gauge, odometer and trip meter. Air conditioner with heater is the only premium comfort feature which you get in this variant as it even misses out the power steering.
If you want power steering than you will have to go for the Lxi variant which makes more sense on our crowded roads. Over LX in this variant you further get body colored bumpers, internally adjustable right side ORVM, tail gate opener and child-lock for rear doors. Maruti Suzuki has also decided to launch the CNG version of Alto K10 in the LXi variant only as it will keep the prices under check and it fulfills the basic requirements such as power steering and A.c.
Step up and you can have the VXi variant which offers you even more premium features such as 2-Din audio system with CD-MP3, USB compatibility and front two speakers. You also get front two power windows, internally adjustable ORVMs on both sides, key off audible reminder, central locking, tachometer, accessory socket, driver's seat belt warning, digital clock, headlamp on warning buzzer, rear parcel tray and silver accents inside.
On the outside you get body colored door handles, full wheel covers and side molding. However the biggest USP of this variant remains the fact that it will be available with the Automated Manual Transmission which comes with a gear shift indicator.
Additional premium safety features such as driver side airbag, keyless entry and front fog lights are also available on the range topping variant, VXi (0) which comes standard with all the features of VXi.
Looking at the classification of features and variants of Alto K10, it looks like a car which has something for everyone but if you want an AMT gearbox then you will have to compromise on safety features as it's only available in the VXi variant and same is the case in the CNG version. All and all, it's a good package but be specific about your choice and think before buying which variant will serve you the best.
Words- Nitesh Sharma