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Old 18th August 2022, 20:02   #151
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Re: Next-gen Maruti Alto (Y0M) caught testing in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 3.99 lakh

Must say the Alto marches on and reinvents itself for a little longer survival. That said the front yawning grill is a dangerous cost cutting feature and looks crude. I'm reasonably sure we'll get to see lot of that grill taking a hit in an already light and flimsy car may cause serious damage to the things like condenser and radiator...
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Re: Next-gen Maruti Alto (Y0M) caught testing in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 3.99 lakh

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Maruti Suzuki has launched the new Alto K10, Prices start from Rs 3.99 lakh, going up to Rs 5.83 lakh (Ex-showroom).
Back in 2014, my parents bought me a newly launched Grand i10 Asta (O) for ₹6.1 lakhs on road. Now an Alto is being sold for ₹5.83 lakhs ex-showroom. Inflation is really something!
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Old 18th August 2022, 21:09   #153
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Overall dimensions have been increased, so are the prices. Topend automatic comes to 7L onroad is hard to digest for an Alto. MSL design engineers are in deep sleep for quite sometime and this lame design in 2022 is simply unacceptable. As always, MSL projects fuel efficiency as the foremost USP and the same applies to this as well. Big grill on the front side is definitely a overdo for a car of this size and rear somewhat resembles the last Figo that Ford sold in the country.
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Manual top model will be touching almost Rs 6 lakhs on road.
That's quite a bit of money. Considering there has not been a seismic shift in overall vehicle dimensions, features and powertrain.
Hope Maruti has upped its performance in crash safety and the new Alto picks up some more stars when tested by NCAP.
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Clearly overpriced. Can't believe that Alto top end will cost 7+ lakhs on road. Car prices are rocketing like anything in recent time. Semiconductor issue in a way has benefited manufacturers as demand is more and supply is less. They are earning some fat profits.

I was thinking to buy one as second car for wife and city use, now Big NO. I will prefer to buy well maintained pre owned Honda City, i20 second gen, Swift, Jazz etc. within 5-6 lakhs. It will give me better car with more safety, more power, more space and more driving pleasure 😊
Ignis sigma and delta are without doubt the most vfm cars in maruti's portfolio. If anybody looking for a complete car with basic features set except touch screen than ignis is the best deal at 6.5 lacs on road delhi.
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Old 18th August 2022, 22:04   #154
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Re: Next-gen Maruti Alto (Y0M) caught testing in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 3.99 lakh

7L for an entry level car like Alto makes Scorpio and other SUVs dirt cheap. Seriously, that is just bonkers. What made cars to be this expensive or it is just Maruti who are trying to increase price like Toyota across its range?

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FYI there are no discounts on S Presso AGS models, based on my recent interactions here in Pune.
Pardon, my bad, should have mentioned that the discounts do not apply for AMT or CNG variants. However, at the current price of K10 vxi+, s-presso and celerio vxi are better options post discount. They are bigger cars overall as compared to Alto.

Other options in the sub 6L range are -
  1. Ignis Sigma
  2. Wagon R Lxi
  3. Grand i10 Nios Era
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Re: Next-gen Maruti Alto (Y0M) caught testing in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 3.99 lakh

The issue of pricing forces me to draw parallels with the Mobile phone industry. Earlier premium phones used to be available at 30k price range and over a period of time, the limits of pricing for a premium phone has broken all bounds. Today at 30k, you mostly get mid rangers. However, there are the Chinese makers who are giving us more VFM phones at a lower price range and keeping the lower to mid segment alive. Hence even the established players like Samsung are forced to look at these segments.

In auto industry, there aren't any Chinese or alternate players to challenge Suzuki in the VFM cars segments and push them to innovate and redefine mobility for masses. The only competition in the market is a Tiago which is easily handled by Celerio and Wagon-R. The competition presence then starts at the Swift and i10 level. So, there is no pressure on Suzuki to innovate to keep the lower segments cost competitive. Neither are there any government incentives to make cars cheaper if they are not EVs. Serving the public interest is not the agenda of a private company. Hence Suzuki is now defining probably their vision of an affordable car under the current rules and laws of the land. No other manufacturer (not even the Indian ones) has any wish to serve this segment. So, why question Suzuki?
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Pardon, my bad, should have mentioned that the discounts do not apply for AMT or CNG variants. However, at the current price of K10 vxi+, s-presso and celerio vxi are better options post discount. They are bigger cars overall as compared to Alto.

Other options in the sub 6L range are -
  1. Ignis Sigma
  2. Wagon R Lxi
  3. Grand i10 Nios Era
After discounts and bargaining Ignis Delta Variant will cost 6.1 lac on road delhi and it can beat cars like alto, wagon R, celerio on every aspect except alto's touch screen display. Still I am sure people will buy cars like celerio, wagon R and alto over Ignis.
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Re: Next-gen Maruti Alto (Y0M) caught testing in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 3.99 lakh

After seeing the prices of Alto K10, I would rather save money and buy a non Maruti car in next segment than a new Alto K10. The car is not VFM for what it offers.

The car just feels a decade old in terms both styling and features. Interestingly, the base variant doesn’t even have a AC for a car costing 4 Lakhs ex showroom. It will be first Maruti not to feature an AC in base model in over a decade. It looks like the new Alto k10 is the replacement for current Alto judging by variants.

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The problem is not pricing of cars rather salary hasn’t kept pace with inflation.

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Re: Next-gen Maruti Alto (Y0M) caught testing in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 3.99 lakh

More pics of the New Alto with official accessories like alloy wheels & sport spoiler.

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Re: Next-gen Maruti Alto (Y0M) caught testing in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 3.99 lakh

I think those who say the Alto is overpriced, I think it also gets a lot of safety equipment as compared to previous gen: Dual airbags, ABS, EBD, rear parking sensors, etc, my son's Grand i10 Asta automatic is bereft of any safety features that I've mentioned above and cost Rs 7L OTR in 2015 "just" for the torque converter slush box. Alto K10 would be a cute city runabout and a manual would suffice with good fuel economy.

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Re: Next-gen Maruti Alto (Y0M) caught testing in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 3.99 lakh

Manufacturers and their suppliers are trying to make customer pay for their fat profits. Given the decline or death of IC cars within next 10 years they are trying to make as much profit as possible. I would refrain myself from buying any car this time and directly go for electric car purchase after 5 or 7 years. The OTR pricing of Alto is 7 L
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Re: Next-gen Maruti Alto (Y0M) caught testing in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 3.99 lakh

Could someone please confirm if the old Alto 800 is being continued along with this newly released K10 model? Thanks
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On a lighter note, it seems the impact of Maruti's partnership with Toyota can be seen not only in the strong hybrid technology but also in the Maruti's price list! 7L OTR for an Alto is simply mind boggling. We're not far from seeing Alto's top model breach the 10L mark!
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Re: Next-gen Maruti Alto (Y0M) caught testing in India. EDIT: Launched at Rs. 3.99 lakh

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Must say the Alto marches on and reinvents itself for a little longer survival. That said the front yawning grill is a dangerous cost cutting feature and looks crude. I'm reasonably sure we'll get to see lot of that grill taking a hit in an already light and flimsy car may cause serious damage to the things like condenser and radiator...
Cars made for Indian roads are usually quite durable, Maruti as I have observed in their older cars have taken care to keep radiator etc from getting hit from underneath by having a cradle made of steel. The same can't be said about some foreign brands that have a plastic cradle instead.

That said a head on collision with a dog can cripple most cars these days , Maruti as well had let go off this while making the Fiat diesel equipped cars, their front end was very delicate.
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I think those who say the Alto is overpriced, I think it also gets a lot of safety equipment as compared to previous gen: Dual airbags, ABS, EBD, rear parking sensors, etc, my son's Grand i10 Asta automatic is bereft of any safety features that I've mentioned above and cost Rs 7L OTR in 2015 "just" for the torque converter slush box. Alto K10 would be a cute city runabout and a manual would suffice with good fuel economy.
Yes not just Alto K10 but even Alto 800 is steep priced.

1. Alto 800 VXI in April 2021 costed me 4.55L on road in TN with dual airbags, ABS and reverse sensors (as standard across all variants). Plus it has remote locking facility. Today the same car costs 5.10L OTR in TN. (Steep 50k-60K increase within a year)

2. New Alto K10 VXI MT is 4.95L ex showroom and will cost 5.65L OTR. It has same dual airbags, ABS and reverse sensor minus remote locking. (saw this in a YT video). K10 is 70K more than similar model of Alto 800.
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