India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki is known to introduce special editions of its popular models at regular intervals. During the festive season, when automobile sales usually break new records, one can always expect the carmaker to introduce a cosmetically enhanced version of its models. Continuing this trend, the company had launched the Swift Deca limited editionlast month. This time Maruti Suzuki has launched MS Dhoni inspired special editions of the Alto 800 and the Alto K10. The special edition models have been introduced in association with the upcoming movie 'MS Dhoni - The Untold Story'.
The MS Dhoni inspired special edition is available in the LXi trim of the Alto 800. However, on the Alto K10, it is being offered on the LXi as well as VXi trims. The Alto 800 LXi special edition is priced at Rs 3.36 lakh and costs Rs 16,777 more than the regular Alto 800 LXi version. The Alto K10 LXi special edition costs Rs 3.54 lakh while the Alto K10 VXi special edition costs Rs 3.71 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi). The K10 special editions cost Rs 12,777 more than the regular versions.
Compared to the regular Alto versions, the Alto special editions are distinguished by MS Dhoni signature decal and body graphics and seat covers which feature the number '7'. The special edition models also get a 1-Din audio system with MP3, USB and AUX compatibility, gear boot cover, steering wheel cover, spoiler, door sill guard and ambient interior lighting.
In an official press release, Maruti Suzuki has stated that the Alto special edition models will be available across itsdealerships from the first week of October 2016.