The small car market in India has always been a very competitive segment despite the fact that very few automakers dare tread here. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is doing quite well in Indian auto market since its launch in October last year. Being compact and fuel efficient has enabled it to climb up the ranks, and boost sales volumes positively. 1 lakh Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 small cars were sold in 124 days of launch. The feat was achieved in the 2nd week of March 2013.
The car which has seen much success in India will now be unveiled in Nepal in 2013. Maruti will be operating its services in Nepal via CG Automobiles and there is much excitement amongst people there about the impending launch. Maruti Suzuki will be offering its Alto 800 for auto markets in Nepal with a 796cc 3 cylinder Petrol engine capable of producing 48PS of power. It will be mated to a 5-speed transmission system which is fuel efficient than most other engines.
As compared to the Indian variant, the model which will be sold in Nepal is 15% more fuel efficient. Its interiors too are slightly roomier with incorporation of 15 mm more of legroom and head room; however, there are no reports from Maruti Suzuki about impending launch date, specifications and price of the car.