Affordable Variants Of Maruti Alto Will Be Discontinued, But Alto K10 Is Coming In A New Avatar

The Standard and LXi are the cheapest variants of the Maruti Alto 800 and are currently available in the market only as Std (O) and LXI (O). Whose price starts at Rs 3.39 Lakh (Ex-showroom).

Jul 5, 2022 - 23:59
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Affordable Variants Of Maruti Alto Will Be Discontinued, But Alto K10 Is Coming In A New Avatar
Affordable Variants Of Maruti Alto Will Be Discontinued, But Alto K10 Is Coming In A New Avatar

Maruti Suzuki is preparing to launch the next-generation model of its cheapest car Alto 800, this car has been seen many times on the occasion of testing. But before its next-generation model hits the market, the company is preparing to make major changes in the variant lineup of the existing Alto 800. The news is coming that the company is going to discontinue the standard and LXI variants of Maruti Alto soon. But while the company is going to discontinue the cheaper variants of this car, the Alto K10 is also making a comeback.

The Standard and LXi are the cheapest variants of the Maruti Alto 800 and are currently available in the market only as Std (O) and LXI (O). Whose price starts at Rs 3.39 Lakh (Ex-showroom). According to the latest reports, the company is going to discontinue both these variants and the reason behind this is the decrease in sales. In the last few years, customers have increasingly moved towards the SUV segment and the demand for small affordable hatchback cars has also decreased. Therefore, there is every possibility that the company may discontinue these variants.


Maruti Alto K10 is coming back:

According to a report in Financial Express, Maruti Suzuki may launch the Alto K10 in the near future, which was discontinued in March 2020. It is being told that the company believes that there are fewer cars in the engine segment in which Alto K10 comes and the demand in this segment is also high. The company first launched the Alto K10 in the year 2010, at that time the company used an engine of 998cc capacity in the car, which was later replaced with a 1061-cc engine. The company had sold a total of 880,000 units till the closure of this car (March 2020).

In October 2012, the company introduced the second-generation model of Alto and it was given the new name Alto 800. The car was launched by the company as a replacement for its oldest car, the Maruti 800, which was discontinued in 2014. You can guess the popularity of this car from the fact that the company has sold a total of more than 16 lakh units of this car.

There may also be a change in the rules due to:

Although Maruti Suzuki has not officially shared any information about discontinuing these cheap variants of Alto, it is believed that this decision of the company may also be affected by the rules coming soon. . Recently, the central government had emphasized its plan to make the rule mandatory to include 6 airbags in passenger vehicles in the country. Which is to be implemented from next 1 October.

After this, Maruti Suzuki immediately objected to this rule and requested the government to reconsider this rule. The company believes that the inclusion of 6 airbags in smaller and cheaper cars will increase the price of these cars, which will have a bad effect on their sales.

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