It was on 16th of October 2012 that Maruti Suzuki India Limited launched their new Alto 800 at a starting price of Rs.2.44 lakhs. Pre-orders crossed 10,000 units in not time while demand and bookings have escalated even further crossing 44,000 mark, thus making Maruti Alto 800 a No.1 selling vehicle in the small car segment in the country.
To keep up with this demand, the company is well equipped to manufacture 25,000 to 30,000 Alto 800s per month, which mean that customers will not have to deal with lengthy waiting periods. In Indian auto industry, Maruti Alto 800 competes with Hyundai Eon and Tata Nano on price, performance and immediate delivery front.
Alto 800 is developed in India with an investment of Rs.470 crores which was put together by Maruti Suzuki and its vendors. The company engineers have been working on this model for the past 4 years and is seen with a fresh new look, smarter interiors, enhanced space and 15% more fuel efficiency than its predecessor.
The petrol variant offers fuel efficiency of 22.74 kmpl while a much in demand CNG variant called Alto Green offers fuel efficiency of 30.46 km per kilogram that is 13% more than the outgoing Alto Green variant. Pricing varies from Rs.2.44 lakhs for the base petrol variant to Rs.3.56 lakhs for the CNG LX1.