Maruti Suzuki India Limited has unveiled their new Alto 800. The vehicle is sportier, more spacious and above all has a higher level of fuel efficiency which is at 15% more than its predecessor which is what will endear it to Indian buyers besides the fact that it is being offered in 3 petrol and 3 CNG variants as well. Fuel efficiency stands at 22.74 kmpl which along with its external features, internal appearance and superior performance will appeal to the cost conscious, appearance centric buyers in the country.
To ensure overall success of the new Alto 800, Maruti Suzuki and its vendors have invested Rs.470 crores in its development. The vehicle is being produced from the company plant in Gurgaon. Alto 800 will possess a 796cc engine displacement with power at 48PS at 6000rpm while peak torque is at 69 Nm at 3500 rpm. The vehicle will stand on a 2360mm wheelbase and measure 1475mm in height while ground clearance is at 160mm.
Exterior features of the new Alto 800 are noteworthy. They include chrome grille, signature S logo, sloping roof, sturdy wheel arches and well designed tail and head lamps. Interiors will be done up in two color options of Frost Brown and Granite Grey and will have a three spoke steering wheel, an ergonomic positioned dashboard while additional led room is increased by 15mm and boot space of 177 liters.
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Car market leader Maruti Suzuki unveiled its best seller Alto in an all new form ‘Alto 800’ here today. New Alto 800 sports a fresh look, is roomier, is over 15 per cent more fuel efficient and is even better “geared” for city conditions.
At the launch, Mr. Shinzo Nakanishi, Managing Director & CEO Maruti Suzuki India said, “The all new Alto 800 is an expression of our gratitude to all those customers who posed deep confidence into this model. Known for the defining values in the entry segment in India, customers’ love for Alto has made it India’s top selling car for eight years. The new Alto 800 promises to be even more significant with its stunning new looks, refined driveability combined with superior fuel efficiency of 22.74 kmpl. The availability of CNG variants adds to Alto 800’s attraction. We are sure new Alto 800 will be cherished by the value conscious customers across India.”
Maruti Suzuki along with its vendors have invested over Rs 470 Crore towards developing the Alto 800.
Alto 800 will be manufactured at Company’s state-of-the-art Gurgaon facility and will be available in 3 Petrol variants and 3 factory fitted CNG variants. Additionally, driver airbag will be available as an optional feature.
More mileage in petrol, more options in CNG
At 22.74 kmpl the fuel efficiency of the Alto 800, is up by a whopping 15 per cent. This has been possible with focused efforts in engine engineering. Major factors that have helped increase the fuel efficiency are increased compression ratio and improved volumetric efficiency. These are achieved through significant improvements in engine intake systems. The use of new generation engine and transmission lubricants helps to reduce frictional losses and further to enhance performance.
In the CNG range, branded ‘Green’, the patented intelligent Gas Port Injection (i-GPI) technology which comes as a factory fitment, achieves a fuel efficiency of 30.46 km/ kg on the new Alto 800 Green, an improvement of over 13 per cent compared to the outgoing Alto Green.
The i-GPI technology offers more power and a peppier ride experience along with reliability and safety as compared to the aftermarket CNG fitment.
New Wavefront design
Alto 800 comes with a characteristic Wavefront design that goes perfectly with an entry level car that enjoys wide appeal. The elegant and smooth long curves and the prominent wheel arches add volume to the side stance.
Fresh & Spacious Interiors
With enhanced head room, shoulder room and utility space the New Alto 800 comes across as a roomier model. Ingress and egress is easier. In addition, with the scooped out back of the front seat, the rear leg room is enhanced by over 15 mm.
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The New Alto 800
New Looks: All new exteriors & interiors
Refreshing elegant & contemporary design
Chrome grille, signature S logo, swaying sill line, crisp petal shaped lamps and sculpted bumper
Sloping and wavy roof, muscular wheel arches, elegant tail lamps
Smiling face, large & dynamic DLO
Use of highlights and textures
First time- Option for two interior colour schemes (Brown and Grey)
3 spoke steering wheel
Enhanced seat fabric and design
Use of silver accents in IP, Door trim
Ergonomically positioned dashboard
Roomier with 15mm higher roof
Easy ingress and egress
Rear leg room enhanced by 15mm
Full wheel cover
Body colored bumper
High on utility space
Can holder and 1-litre bottle holder
Remote tail gate opener
Internally adjustable ORVM
Front power windows
Digital clock integrated in speedometer.
Top of class fuel efficiency
Significant improvements in engine.
Best in class for petrol 22.74kmpl and 30.46km per Kg for CNG
Improvement of over 15 per cent for petrol and over 13 per cent for CNG
Best in Maruti Suzuki portfolio
Improved gear shifts
Detent pin technology and cable type transmission.
Smooth handling and ease of drive
The all new Alto 800 will be a driver’s delight. A refined engine that delivers a torque of 69Nm @ 3500 rpm, improved by 11 per cent, will prove valuable for city driving that requires better pick-up and frequent gear changes.
The new cable shift transmission with detent-pin technology and a Diagonal Shift Assist lead to precise gear shifting to make driving much smoother and more convenient.
The suspension of the Alto 800 has been better tuned for optimum performance on Indian roads.
Designed with a ‘Solid-Metallic’ look, the new Frost Blue colour perfectly complements the refreshing exteriors of the Alto 800. The colour line-up spans a wide range of six colours. In addition, Alto 800 offers a choice of two interior colour schemes “Cool Grey or Brown”.