India-made Suzuki Alto 800, K10 with dual airbags, ABS launched in Algeria
26 Mars 2015 - IndianAutosBlog
Elsecom Automobiles, official dealer of Suzuki cars in Algeria, presented three new cars at the ongoing Algerian Auto Show – Alto 800, Alto K10, and the Celerio. Shipped from Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant in Haryana, the Algerian-spec cars get additional safety features and different interiors.
The Algerian-spec Alto 800 and K10 get dual airbags and ABS, while the Indian models only get a driver-side airbag as an option. ABS is not offered in any of the Alto variants in India.
While the exterior designs are similar to the Indian versions, the Algerian Alto 800 gets interior upgrades carried over from that of the new K10, including the dashboard with an all-black colour theme. To differentiate, the K10 gets the same interior with a dual-tone beige and black colour scheme. The Algerian K10 gets an AUX-enabled inbuilt audio system as Indian-versions do. The Celerio, on the other hand, is similar to the one sold in India.
However, the engines for the left-hand-spec Algerian cars are akin to their Indian versions. The Alto 800 comes with a 796 cc petrol unit, producing 48 hp and 69 Nm of torque. The K10 and the Celerio are powered by a bigger 1.0-liter Suzuki K-Series petrol engine producing 68 PS and 90 Nm of torque.
Both engines are 3-cylinder units and are paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The Celerio alone gets an automated manual transmission (AMT) option.