The Maruti Alto is still one of the most successful cars in the Maruti Suzuki India lineup. Maruti introduced updated models of Alto along the years with the Alto K10 getting the higher capacity engine of 998cc from the regular 796cc. Maruti also introduced AMT with the K10, making it one of the cheapest options available with an AMT. But now, the K10 is discontinued due to Maruti’s decision of not updating the K10 with BS-6 emission norms, and introducing S-Presso to fill the gap of a cheap 1000cc vehicle. We believe Alto could be a car which could help Maruti draw in more customers with an AMT offering. Down below we discuss whether the Alto AMT should be brought back or not.
Alto AMT Competition
The Maruti lineup currently has no cheap AMT car, with S-Presso and Celerio each costing more than Rs 5 Lakh. The S-Presso and Celerio AMT are already in competition with the Kwid and the redi-GO. Maruti could utilize the big gap of no cheap car under Rs 5 Lakh by the brand.
The Alto is a relatable name among the customers. Bringing in the Alto AMT might be the best decision as customers are already attracted to the Alto for its reliability, low maintenance cost and good mileage figures.
The Maruti AMT will make sense if the company decides to couple it either with the LXi or the VXi model, with customers having the freedom to choose Maruti Genuine Parts to customize the vehicle for any additional features they would like to have on the car.
Overall, Maruti could make an impression if it succeeds to bring the Alto with a price tag of under Rs 5 Lakhs. Bringing the AMT with the VXi+, which offers a touchscreen infotainment system over the VXi might push the prices over Rs 5 Lakhs which we don’t think Maruti will be willing to do.
Bringing the AMT with the Alto is sure to be a delight for customers; for customers getting reliability and ease of driving, together as a package but we do not see a Maruti Alto AMT coming any time soon.
Join our WhatsApp Alert list by sending a Hi @ 7738660455. For more such content stay subscribed to the Motoroctane Youtube, Google NEWS, Facebook and Twitter. We also have a paid car consultancy service for all your doubts – Know more before one of your largest investment.