With the rising stress on the safety levels of the Indian cars, the country’s largest auto maker Maruti Suzuki is also increasing its focus on making all its cars score better on safety measures. India built cars have been infamous for their poor safety and rigidity levels, and some of the most popular Maruti car models have been also proved to be fatally unsafe by crash test conducting bodies. Ever since, Maruti Suzuki has got itself busy making its trusted cars in India safer for the consumers. With the development of the Indian car industry and the Indian car buyers’ preference shift from the bare basic cheap cars to better quality cars, Maruti Suzuki has been also raising the bar of its car qualities being the market topper.
2015 Maruti Alto K10
Keeping in line with its latest safer vehicle lineup, Maruti Suzuki has also made its bestselling Alto hatchback range safer than before. The Indo-Japanese car maker has announced that the company is making the driver’s side airbag available as an optional feature across all variants of the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 and Maruti Suzuki Alto K10. The introduction of this optional safety feature in the entry level product Alto proves that Maruti Suzuki is committed to make its offerings provide greater safety to the buyers.
The Maruti Suzuki Alto is the company’s bestselling model and the largest selling car in India for 10 straight years. Despite being in the highly competitive market for so long, it sells an average of 22,000 units per month. Thus, enhancing the safety in this small hatchback is a welcome move. The base version of the Alto 800 with the airbag feature is priced at Rs. 2.62 lakhs, while the base LXI model of the K10 with airbag has been tagged at Rs. 3.45 lakhs (all prices, ex-showroom New Delhi).
Recently, Maruti Suzuki has been busy endowing safety features on a number of its popular car models, while all its new car models are coming fully braced with good safety features. The new launches – S-Cross premium compact crossover and the new Baleno premium hatchback come with dual front airbags and ABS with EBD as standard features across the range, while Maruti recently made these safety features available as optional in all the variants of its popular Ciaz premium sedan, DZire compact sedan, Celerio hatchbcak, WagonR hatchback and Eritga MPV.
While the driver’s airbag is available only as optional equipment on the entire Maruti Alto range, the company has made the left outside rear view mirror as a new standard feature across all variants of the hatchback to improve visibility and safety.
Here’s a detailed look at the prices of the Alto range along with the optional driver’s airbag.
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800:
STD (O) – Rs. 2.62 lakh
LX (O) – Rs. 2.98 lakh
LXI (O) – Rs. 3.21 lakh
LXI CNG (O) – Rs. 3.78 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10:
LXI (O) – Rs. 3.45 lakh
VXI AGS (O) – Rs. 4.11 lakh
LXI CNG (O) – Rs. 4.08 lakh
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