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2010 Maruti-Suzuki Alto K10

2010 Maruti-Suzuki Alto K10
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Maruti-Suzuki Alto K10

Maruti’s best seller gets a change of engine and some new bodywork

After its launch, the Alto K10 from Maruti Suzuki became the fastest selling model in the country ever, clocking sales of over 20,000 units in just over a month. No other model in India has received such an overwhelming response within its first 40-odd days. The Alto has also been Maruti’s largest selling model since 2004 ever since it overtook the Maruti 800 on the sales charts. The reason for the Alto’s success is pretty simple. The Alto doesn’t make any big promises yet it delivers mobility, low cost of maintenance and provides the comfort of four wheels. With prices starting from Rs3,04,192 to Rs3,20,358 ex-showroom New Delhi, this Indian bestseller seems set to continue being the largest selling car in India.

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Best Selling Cars Of October 2015

Best Selling Cars Of October 2015

It is no wonder that automobile market in India has flourished in recent times. Specially, since last two decades private cars has been ruling the Indian roads. And the trend is all set to continue and grow gradually.

Maruti Suzuki has been serving the country’s automobile market for quite long time. Truly they have become the people’s car maker in India. Not only that; when it comes to selling cars, they have been sitting on the top of the list for long time despite so many competitors with their innovative new products in the Indian market. If we check the latest report, which is made based on the sales report of October, 2015, we can see that Maruti Suzuki is the lone topper with several top selling cars coming from their stable.

It is no wonder, that we Indian have a keen soft spot in our heart and brain for Japanese, Korean automobiles. That is why, the sales report shows, Maruti Suzuki has ruled the segment with all the top four cars from their stable. While the Hyundai has a fare share too. Honda too is not very far behind in the list. The lone solely Indian automaker in the top ten selling car list is the Mahindra, which is famous for their range of rugged looking and high performing SUVs.

Here we tried to bring you a brief list of the top selling cars in India in the month of October. We also tried to show a comparison between the top ten selling car’s list of October, 2014 and October 2015.

November 13, 2015 07:06
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Maruti-Suzuki launched limited edition Alto K10 Urbano at 3.23 lakhs

Maruti-Suzuki launched limited edition Alto K10 Urbano at 3.23 lakhs

Although Maruti Suzuki Alto is the successor of Maruti 800, the first people’s car in India, but the Alto K10, which is one of the later model didn’t taste the success their predecessor. Maruti Suzuki recently launched a limited edition version of the Alto K10, named as the Urbano.

As other limited edition cars this one too comes with some new features, styling updates. Alto K10 Urbano comes with attractive body graphics at exterior, lots of chrome garnishing at the front and rear of the car; while inside the cabin we can see premium art leather seat covers, stylish foot pedals, restyled instrument panel at the dashboard, steering mounted hands free Bluetooth kit, fast USB charger with voltage and temperature display, ambient lighting inside the cabin, trendy LED door sill guard. The car comes with rear parking sensors, long range vision bulbs integrated to the headlamps. This car comes at a price range in between INR. 3.23 lakhs to INR. 4.05 lakhs (Ex-showroom price, Delhi). Maruti Suzuki launched this car keeping an eye to the potential customer base during the upcoming festive season, but as Alto K10 doesn’t come that much popular, therefore it is really hard whether it will make a good impression or not.

October 20, 2015 01:00
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Maruti-Suzuki's popular Auto Gear Shift cars sold 50000 units

Maruti-Suzuki’s popular Auto Gear Shift cars sold 50000 units

Automatic gear shifting is quite a popular technology all around the globe. Indian customers too are slowly opting toward the automatic transmission technology. Indian customers are generally cost sensitive, hence automatic transmission is yet to get a fare share in the Indian market, as it comes quite expensive than the manual one, and moreover automatic gear boxes are not that much fuel efficient like that of the manual ones. Hence comes, Automated Manual Transmission, which neither is completely automatic one, nor completely a manual one.

Several auto manufacturers are trying to woo the customers in Indian market by pairing their vehicles with AMT gearboxes. There are several names also. Maruti Suzuki calls it Auto Gear Shift technology. Recently, Maruti Suzuki has announced their Auto Gear Shift technology powered cars have crossed a sales figure of 50, 000 units. Incidentally, Maruti Suzuki offers two cars with AGS, which are Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Maruti Suzuki Alto K10.

Eventually, Maruti Suzuki Celerio comes as the most fuel efficient car of Indian in the segment. Customers from Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi prefer to buy AGS cars.

Auto Gear Shift system is equipped with the Intelligent Shift Control Actuator (ISCA), which is an electric hydraulic actuator, which automatically performs clutch and shift operations. Auto Gear Shift technology combines the actuator and controller and directly mounts them in the transmission in order to unify the working components. It permits synchronised control over the clutch, shifting, and engine and helps in smoother gear changes. It also brings together the advantages of both the manual and automatic transmissions, while the gear shifting time is shortened compared to the conventional automatic transmissions. Mated with the 1 litre K-next engine, the new generation transmission system with optimized ECU calibration helps to boost the fuel efficiency of the car.

September 24, 2015 07:45
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Spec comparison: Renault Kwid vs Maruti-Suzuki Alto K10 vs Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 vs Datsun Go vs Hyundai Eon (Petrol)

Spec comparison: Renault Kwid vs Maruti-Suzuki Alto K10 vs Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 vs Datsun Go vs Hyundai Eon (Petrol)

This month of September is bringing us some amazing news from automobile industry. While yesterday Ford launched their all new look and styled compact hatchback Ford Figo, Renault today launched their own, which is Renault KWID. It has been the vehemently awaited car of this month since it came under the sun for the first time, and now it has finally arrived.

Renault just launched their much awaited and hyped crossover looking compact hatchback Renault KWID in India.

As Renault marked their footstep on Indian roads, there are several other vehicles waiting eagerly to give this car a tough competition. Among them are cars like Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Datsun Go and Hyundai Eon. But, the question is, can Renault KWID actually compete against those vehicles, or is it all set to reign the segment for quite some time. We tried to find out the answer.

How? Here take a look at our spec sheet based comparison between Renault KWID, Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Datsun Go and Hyundai Eon.

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September 24, 2015 07:35
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Spec comparison: Renault Kwid vs Maruti-Suzuki Alto 800 (Petrol)

Spec comparison: Renault Kwid vs Maruti-Suzuki Alto 800 (Petrol)

After so many headlines made by SUVs, compact SUVs, crossovers in recent times, Indian automotive sector is gearing up for a compact hatchback again. It has been the talk of the town for quite some time now, and it is all set to be launched soon. Yes, we are talking about the new compact hatchback Renault Kwid.

The upcoming car is already arriving at various dealerships across the country. This car comes with 98% localization on manufacturing terms in India, which means it will be priced very aggressively in the country. No matter how popular and impressive the SUVs, compact SUVs and even compact sedans are, the most lucrative bet for common Indian has always been the compact hatchback. Small, convenient, budget fit – with these characteristics, compact hatchbacks have always been the cup of tea for every other common Indian citizen.

As the launch date of Renault Kwid is nearing, the other cars in the segment are also gearing up for a tough rivalry. Among those cars the front runner is Maruti Suzuki Alto 800. Maruti 800 has always been the most popular car of India over decades, and being the direct ancestor of that model Alto 800 comes pretty popular in the entry level segment of Indian compact hatchback fraternity. As these two cars are all set to lock horns on roads, we brought you a spec sheet based comparison.

September 16, 2015 07:00
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Guwahati High Court revokes ban on small cars

Guwahati High Court revokes ban on small cars

Guwahati High Court finally revokes ban on small cars after the verdict initiated controversy. In its latest verdict Guwahati High Court has allowed sales of small passenger cars under the 1500 kg category, but only those cars will be allowed for sales which meet the crash test and emission norm of government.

A few days earlier, Guwahati High Court gave verdict to stop registration and sale of 140 models in total which were less than 1500 kg, due to safety norms. These models included cars like Hyundai i10, Hyundai EON, Honda Jazz, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Maruti Suzuki Alto etc. Due to this verdict sales of small passenger cars were heavily affected in the north eastern states like Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh, the sales figure dropped to almost 60%. Incidentally, Assam is the largest market for small passenger cars in north east India with a selling number of small cars reaching nearly 5000 units every month, which came to a dead stop all of a sudden after the verdict.

After this, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) immediately filed a petition challenging the decision of Assam state transport department which led to the ban. SIAM also stated in the petition, that all the small cars sold in the country are certified and have passed all crash test, emission and other mandatory regulations, which are prescribed by the Motor Vehicles Act of India and these cars have been tested by the authorities like the Automotive Research Association of India. They claimed, therefore these cars come perfectly meeting the safety norms, and there is no valid ground to ban the registration and sale of these cars, which ultimately resulted Gauhati High Court revoked the ban today.

August 27, 2015 08:16
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7 existing popular hatchbacks of India

7 existing popular hatchbacks of India

Basically in Indian market there are various segments with various customer choices, a part of buyers are looking for compact SUVs, while the other half is always up for sedans, but the largest chunk of customer base is always keen to go for hatchbacks. A 4/5 seater car is always in their mind, while going for a buy.

Keeping that in mind more or less all the automobile manufacturers, be it homegrown or an international brand, are making hatchbacks their prime segment to cater the particular customer base, and here comes the fiery fight of hatchbacks.

In Indian automobile market now a day, two facts are visibly noticeable. It’s all about compact SUV’s and hatchbacks. Recently we saw a few compact cars made their way into the market, among which most popular and hyped was Honda Jazz, and there are many more to hit the Indian shores soon, in the form of new Ford Figo, new Hyundai Eon, Tata Kite, Fiat Panda, Renault Kwid and many more.

So today let us take a quick look at seven hatchbacks precisely, which are very popular at present scenario in Indian automobile market.

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July 16, 2015 11:01
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OVERVIEW 2010 Maruti-Suzuki Alto K10

2010 Maruti-Suzuki Alto K10

Maruti’s best seller gets a change of engine and some new bodywork

After its launch, the Alto K10 from Maruti Suzuki became the fastest selling model in the country ever, clocking sales of over 20,000 units in just over a month. No other model in India has received such an overwhelming response within its first 40-odd days. The Alto has also been Maruti’s largest selling model since 2004 ever since it overtook the Maruti 800 on the sales charts. The reason for the Alto’s success is pretty simple. The Alto doesn’t make any big promises yet it delivers mobility, low cost of maintenance and provides the comfort of four wheels. With prices starting from Rs3,04,192 to Rs3,20,358 ex-showroom New Delhi, this Indian bestseller seems set to continue being the largest selling car in India.

September 12, 2011 00:10
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