Maruti to Launch Suzuki Alto 800cc This Year
Maruti Suzuki’s most economical vehicle in India is currently the Alto 800, and the manufacturer is working on producing a new-generation model for the hatchback. For a long time, the Alto 800 has been not just one of the best-selling hatchbacks, but also one of the greatest selling automobiles in the entire Indian market.
The vehicle is believed to be manufactured on the same lightweight Heartect K architecture as the S-Presso and is presumed to be designed more like a crossover with a little taller ride height than the existing low-slung Alto 800.Toyota Unveils Hilux GR Sport 2022 to Compete With Ford Ranger Raptor
The next-generation Alto has been sighted on test several times, indicating that the hatchback will be larger while maintaining a similar overall appearance to the current Alto.
It is projected to be powered by the same 796cc, 3-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine seen in the hatchback’s present generation. The engine produces 48 PS of power and 69 Nm of maximum torque.
The standard Alto 800 comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox but it is speculated that Maruti will introduce an optional automatic transmission in the next-generation hatchback as it will help the car reel in more customers.
Maruti Alto 800 Specs
Given that the Alto is a low-cost vehicle, the current generation is quite basic in terms of features.
Alto’s top trim is likely to have amenities such as the newest version of Maruti Suzuki’s Smartplay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, power windows, LED DRLs, wheel caps, twin airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, and so on.
Maruti is likely to launch the Alto 800’s replacement in India by late 2022.
Nevertheless, as previously stated, a formal launch date for the car has yet to be announced.
Price and Competitors
The new-generation Maruti Suzuki Alto will most probably be valued between INR 380,000 (PKR 900,000) and INR 420,000 (PKR 993,000) (ex-showroom) and will compete with the Renault Kwid and the Datsun redi-GO in the Indian market.