Maruti Suzuki India Limited has today confirmed next-gen Alto K10 launch on 3rd November 2014. Alto K10 with AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) bookings have already begun.
Maruti Alto K10 facelift is expected to launch in a few days as the company has already sent some units to dealerships (currently en route). Ex-showroom Delhi prices are expected to start at Rs. 2.9 lakhs.
Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift is launched and we see slight change in technical specifications and prices have gone a bit north. Here is on paper technical specification comparison of Swift vs Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo and Fiat Punto EVO.
Hyundai HB20 R-Spec concept is showcased at 2014 Sao Paulo International Motor Show. The model will not enter production, but it bears cosmetic features that would be implemented in future iterations of HB20.
Maruti Suzuki Swift diesel in its refreshed avatar promises 10% improved fuel efficiency at 25.2 kmpl (as certified by Test Agency under Rule 115 of CMVR 1989). Swift Petrol offers 9.67% improved fuel efficiency effected by changes changes in engine calibration, and in engine hardware for improved thermal efficiency, and reduced frictional losses.
Hyundai Santro is one of the oldest cars in India, still in production. Well sadly, not for long. Chevrolet Spark, also known to be around for a long time, will also be discontinued by end of 2014.
On road price of Maruti Alto K10 facelift AMT will be around Rs. 4.75 lakhs, although it will be touted as most affordable automatic car in India, as confirmed by our sources. This makes the car only only about Rs. 25,000 less expensive than Celerio AMT.
Nissan has announced global recall of Sunny sedan and Micra hatchback to replace defective Airbags. About 9,000 units of both models combined are being recalled in India, out of 2,60,000 Nissan cars with this fault worldwide.