Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 facelift to be launched by year end. Pictured: Maruti Suzuki Alto K10Maruti Suzuki/media

Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car-maker, is reportedly gearing up for the launch of the facelifted avatar of its Alto K10 in India by the end of 2016. The company launched the Alto 800 facelift in the country last week.

A report of IndiaCarNews says the changes in the Alto K10 facelift are likely to be limited, and the new avatar would be pitted against Renault's soon-to-be-launched the Kwid 1.0-litre. On the styling and design front, the Alto K10 facelift is likely to get a new front grille and revised headlamps. While the side profile of the car is likely to be the same as the current model, the cabin of the Alto K10 facelift could get updated features like front power widows and key less entry.

Mechanically, the Alto K10 is likely to get the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder K-Series engine in its new avatar, which can churn out 67.1bhp of power at 6,000rpm and 90Nm of torque at 3,500rpm. The Alto K10 CNG variant generates 58.2bhp of power at 6,000rpm and 78Nm of torque at 3,500rpm.

According to the report, the Alto K10 facelift is expected to get a price tag slightly higher than the current model and could fall in the range of Rs. 3.5 lakh to Rs 4.5 lakh (ex-showroom).

Maruti has launched the new Alto 800 with a price tag of Rs. 2.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Under the hood, the Maruti Alto 800 facelift gets the same 796cc three-cylinder engine that develops 47bhp and 69Nm of torque mated to five-speed manual transmission, with improves fuel efficiency of 24.7 kmpl.

[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]

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