New Delhi, Nov 04 (ANI): Maruti Suzuki, which sells almost one in two cars in India, is betting a new version of its bestselling model will help it retain a stranglehold on the budget market, even as it courts wealthier buyers to fend off a slowdown in sales. Maruti unveiled a new version of its entry-level Alto - India's most popular car last year- with automatic gear shift technology, a feature usually reserved for pricier cars in the Indian market. At Rupees 3.06 lakh, the Alto K10 is the Indian market's cheapest automatic car - a position previously held by Maruti's compact sedan Celerio at about Rupees 410,000. Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kenichi Ayukawa, said Alto K10 is the company's best selling brand in Indian markets. Maruti Suzuki is preparing for what it has said will be a period of slower sales in the coming months. Sales of Maruti's passenger cars fell 1.1 percent in October from a year ago, breaking five consecutive months of increase.