Maruti Suzuki enhances safety features of Alto brand

New Delhi: Automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Thursday announced that it will now offer driver airbag, as an option in all variants of its best-selling hatchback Alto 800 and Alto K10.

"With driver airbag being offered from the base variant upward as an option for the Alto, a very large number of car customers in India will feel reassured," said R.S. Kalsi, executive director, marketing and sales, Maruti Suzuki, adding, "we have offered enhanced safety features, from the base variants, across our model range, ahead of regulations."

Besides driver airbag, the left outside rear view mirror is also available across all variants of Alto.

According to the company, the new optional feature will enhance safety of the large number of customers of the Alto brand.

In recent months, the automobile manufacturer has introduced enhanced safety equipment in a large number of models.

The Alto brand has sold over 29 lakh units cumulatively, in India. In FY 2014-15, the average monthly sale of Alto was over 22,000 units.