Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Maruti Alto to be loaded with a new 1000 cc K-series engine

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, the country's largest auto manufacturer, is planning to launch a new version of largest selling car 'Maruti Alto' soon in India. The new version will be loaded with a new 1000cc K-series engine in the entry-level hatchback segment. Alto recently got a newer look and feel it was made BS IV complaint on the current 800cc F-series engine. As per the latest reports the new Maruti Alto would sport a 1-litre petrol engine from company's much popular K-series engine. Maruti Alto Maruti Alto is hold at Rs. 2.29 lakh and 2.8 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The price would surely hike by a few thousands. Maruti Alto has been tremendously popular in India since its launch in 2000. The Alto remains to be the best selling model in the Indian auto market with an average sales of 20k units per month. However, the company has refused to comment on the exact launch date or price tag of the new version of Alto. Earlier, MSI commented that it wishes to develop all its cars with the latest K-series new ahead generation engine. The new version of Alto would be a part of the same plan of Maruti Suzuki. Maruti Alto Maruti Suzuki gives two variants in k-series 998cc 3-cylinder,'K10B', which is presently fitted in Maruti Estilo, New Maruti Wagon R and Maruti A-Star and another variant is also 1.2 litre, 4-cylinder 'K12M' petrol engine powering Maruti Swift, Swift Dzire and Maruti Ritz. Apart from that launch, Indian cars lover will see more launches in India that includes Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Yeti, Tata Aria and Nissan Micra etc.

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