Country’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has launched a new Alto 800 with new attractive design, features and fuel efficiency, ranging from Rs 2.49 lakh for STD trim to Rs 3.76 lakh for the range-topping LXI CNG (O) trim at ex-showroom Delhi.
The new Alto 800 is a lot more fuel efficient. Alto 800 now delivers a superior fuel efficiency of 24.7 Km/l of petrol, around 9 per cent improvement over the earlier version. In CNG mode the Alto 800 offers a mileage of 33.44 Km/Kg an improvement of around 10 per cent.
The new model sees new Aero Edge Design and lends a slimmer and longer grille, also a larger lower grille that is now trapezoidal shaped. The bumper is now 35mm longer measuring at 3430mm, as compared to the outgoing model’s 3395mm.
Updates to the cabin include new fabric upholstery for the seats and door pads. Also, it now gets a passenger side ORVM as standard and the base & mid variants get safety child lock and additional storage space at the rear. The hatchback is available with a driver side airbag as an option from the base variant onwards. Also now standard are with full wheel covers, rear spoiler, central locking system and front power windows. Furthermore, the automaker has added two new colours – Mojito Green and Cerulean Blue, in addition to four existing shades.
The 2016 Maruti Alto 800 facelift gets several interesting features upgrades like remote keyless entry, smart storage spaces like rear bottle holder and co-driver side map pocket. Power continues to come from the same 0.8-litre three-cylinder petrol engine tuned to produce 47bhp at 6000rpm and 69Nm of torque available at 3500rpm. The motor is paired to a 5-speed gearbox.
Mr. R S Kalsi, Executive Director Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India said, “The new Alto 800 is technologically advanced with latest ease and class leading safety features. The novel stylish looks, fresh classy interiors and addition of two new colors make it trendy and vibrant. Above all it comes with improved mileage and assurance of Maruti Suzuki’s unmatched service network, guaranteed performance and lesser maintenance cost. All these make Alto 800 a preferred choice of the value conscious customers across India.”