There is no argument about the fact that Maruti Suzuki is currently working on an all-new small, entry-level car for India. And that this vehicle is going to take its inspiration from the Concept Future S which made its debut in India at the 2018 Auto Expo. The next-generation iteration of the Alto will have a crossover-ish design. This is owing to the current demand for muscular and robust looking cars in India. This is a result of the aspiration created by the compact and sub-compact SUV segments.
According to a report published in Business Standard, the next-generation Maruti alto is likely to launch in India during the month of February 2019. Apart from the crossover looks, the new Maruti Alto will have a decent equipment list on offer. Range-topping models are likely to come with features like a touchscreen infotainment system, electric power windows, electric ORVMs to name a few.
As far as the engine specifications go, expect this new car to come with the same engine which currently does its duty on the Alto K10. The motor in question is a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol unit. This engine is capable of producing 67 BHP of power along with 91 Nm of peak torque. A 5-speed manual transmission will be available as standard. While, in addition to this, a 5-speed AMT will also make its appearance.
Apart from this, Maruti Suzuki has several other products lined-up for the Indian car market. With stringent emission and crash safety norms coming into effect, the automaker has already started revamping its product portfolio in India. This year, around August, the automaker will launch the updated version of the Ciaz in our country. Later this year, the Indo-Japanese automaker will debut the next-generation Ertiga as well. The launch of the next-generation Wagon R is also in the pipeline. Come next year, and along with the Alto, we will also see the debut of the facelifted Baleno, Brezza and the Gypsy.
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