World’s best selling car, Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is all set to receive a facelift. Spied completely undisguised, 2016 Maruti Alto 800 facelift is expected to be launched in the coming months.
Feeling the heat from new small cars, Maruti Suzuki small car sales (Alto + WagonR) have declined continued their decline this year (MoM when compared to last year’s sales). This is largely due to the arrival of new small cars which are not only aggressively priced, but also offer more features, space, fuel efficiency and top of it all, are much more attractive to look at.
This new lot of cars which are probably causing decline in sales of Maruti small cars are Datsun Go, Renault Kwid, Tata Tiago, and to an extent, the upcoming Datsun Redi-Go. It seems like Maruti Suzuki India has readied an updated Alto 800, which will be the last facelift of the car before a new generation Alto is launched in late 2017.
Existing vs New Maruti Alto 800
Speaking about design changes on offer with the spied units of Alto 800, they are seen with a revised front thanks to a mild update given to the design of headlamps and grille. Gone is the chrome slat from the front grille, which has now become slimmer than before. The Suzuki logo now sits on the lower bumper which features a trapezoidal air dam instead of the hexagonal air dam of the existing variant.
The facelifted Alto 800 also gets circular fog lamps, while side and rear profle remains largely similar. Inside too is expected to be same as current Alto. Airbags and ABS will be on offer, as is on the current Alto 800.
Maruti Alto 800 now comes with optional driver airbag.
Price, Engine and Specs
To be powered by the same 796 cc 3 cyl engine, generating 47.65 PS and 69 Nm via a 5 speed manual transmission, new Maruti Alto 800 facelift will also be segregated in the same ten trim levels. Prices of each of them are expected to remain almost similar. Existing price of the Alto 800 range is as follows:
Maruti Alto 800 STD – Rs. 2.57 lakh
Maruti Alto 800 STD (O) – Rs. 2.62 lakh
Maruti Alto 800 LX – Rs. 2.93 lakh
Maruti Alto 800 LX (O) – Rs. 2.99 lakh
Maruti Alto 800 LXI – Rs. 3.16 lakh
Maruti Alto 800 LXI (O) – Rs. 3.21 lakh
Maruti Alto 800 VXI – Rs. 3.30 lakh
Maruti Alto 800 VXI Airbag – Rs. 3.48 lakh
Maruti Alto 800 LXI CNG – Rs. 3.74 lakh
Maruti Alto 800 LXI CNG (O) – Rs. 3.78 lakh
All prices above are ex-showroom, New Delhi. Apart from the standard 5 speed MT, Maruti could also offer an AMT gearbox along with the Alto 800.
New Maruti Alto 800 Facelift – Photos
Existing Maruti Alto 800 Specs
|Max. Power||47.65 PS @ 6,000 rpm|
|Peak Torque||69 Nm @ 3500 rpm|
|Top Speed||142 KMPH|
|0-100 KMPH||16 Seconds|
|Mileage||City – 19 KMPL; Highway – 22 KMPL|
|Dimensions||3395 mm x 1490 mm x 1475 mm (LBH); Wheelbase – 2360 mm|
|Airbags||Driver’s Side (Optional)|