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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Should Suzuki Philippines Bring In The All-New 2023 Alto K10?


With the all-new Celerio getting a considerable price jump, maybe it’s time Suzuki Philippines shore up their entry-level hatchback offering by bringing in the all-new Alto K10.

Launched in India, the third-generation Alto K10 measures in at 3,530 mm long, 1,490 mm wide, and 1,520 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,380 mm. By comparison, it’s about 165 mm shorter than the already small Celerio.



Riding on Suzuki’s proven Heartect platform, the Alto K10 adopts a modernized design language characterized by the large honeycomb grille—something echoed in the halogen headlights. At each corner, tiny 13-inch wheels fill in the wheel wells (even the well covers feature a honeycomb pattern), while at the back, it continues to sport a decidedly boxy rear-end.

Inside, the interior has been modernized as well with a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, digital speedometer, and a 4-speaker audio system. Despite its compact footprint, there’s seating for five (as indicated by the number of seatbelts) as well as the usual assortment of safety equipment such as dual SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, and reverse parking sensors.

Aside from the migration to the Heartect platform, the all-new Alto K10 also uses the latest version of Suzuki’s K-Series engine. With that, it makes 66 horsepower and 89 Nm of torque (same figures as the Celerio). Power is routed either through a 5-speed manual or through a 5-speed automatic with a robo-clutch (AGS).



The Alto K10 starts from as low as 399,000 Indian Rupee (P 280,000) for the base-spec manual, and tops out at just 584,000 Indian Rupee (P 410,887) for the full-spec automatic. Imagine getting a brand new car for that sort of price. 

Of course, comparing base-spec to base-spec models, the Alto K10 is about 30 percent cheaper than the Celerio. This could mean a price tag of below P 540,000 locally if Suzuki Philippines bring it in.

12 comments:

  1. This is great BUT if we all remember, S-Presso was initially meant as a replacement for the previous Suzuki Alto manual.

    If Alto would be reintroduced to our market again, that would mean a significant price bump for S-Presso (especially if Suzuki PH added an AGS variant which has been speculated.) And also, a cannibalization of the Celerio line (I am still confused what they're doing or really targeting with the Maruti Celerio.)

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    1. Suzuki already increased the price of the S-Presso months ago and they've removed the variant with steel rims only
      Celerio is meant to compete with the Wigo and Brio as its bigger,newer and much safer.
      Realistic price of the Alto in the Philippine market is around 500,000 or 530,000.

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    2. Where did you get that info? (And thanks Captain Obvious.)

      I don't know what are you thinking (wishfully) but to be really honest, SPH's Celerio pricing goes dangerously close to the Toyota Raize (and also Suzuki's own Dzire. I mean, why would I spend cash more for new Celerio if all the same features are on the Dzire with the benefit of an added rear trunk?—and even with the new engine tech from Celerio it becomes hard to justify unless you're living in Dreamland.)

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  2. I wish they could price it below P500,000 like they did before. A cheap basic no-nonsense car for the city.

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  3. If the price is concern!! Its more realistic to bring suzuki spresso automatic (amt) here in the ph.

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    1. S-Presso AGS is coming next month..It'll likely be priced at 630,000 or 650,000.
      Alto K10 will cover the place that S-Presso M/T with steel rims left.

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  4. Fugly. Indian Suzuki designs are downright fugly. Much more reason to switch to Chinese cars.

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    1. You are choosing better designed cars but unsure reliability.

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    2. You can't really say also Maruti Suzuki products are of higher quality either.

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    3. Suzuki vehicles made in India mainly focus on reliability,toughness,fuel efficiency,affordability and practicality..
      Chinese cars are getting more and more expensive and some of them are still selling outdated models in the Philippine market.

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    4. google "Maruti Suzuki Quality" to see articles related to their poor build quality

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  5. suzuki should bring in their kei cars. I don't know if they are uninformed or blind. but in mindanao and visayas particularly cebu, there are significant numbers of suzuki vans known as smiley and everywhere. they are mostly 660 cc turbos and converted to left hand drive. they even "export" them for luzon buyers. the smiley and everywhere vans would put to shame all the local vans, they are fully loaded with autiomatic doors, led lights, android, snesors and cameras and more.

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