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New Maruti Alto 800 launched to rival Renault Kwid and Datsun Redi-Go

2016 Maruti Alto 800 (1)

Price of the new Alto 800 facelift starts from INR 2.49 lakh.

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), leading automakers in India has updated their best selling car, the Alto 800. Losing to the likes of Renault Kwid and Hyundai Eon in the past few monhs, new Maruti Alto 800 facelift sports a host of cosmetic updates and also comes with a more fuel efficient engine.


Exteriors of 2016 Maruti Alto 800 Facelift include new front grille, revised bumpers and new turn indicators with yellow light. It also gets new elliptical headlight, fog lamp enclosures, revised wheel caps and new tail lamps while overall length has been increased by 35mm resulting in added interior space.

2016 Maruti Alto 800 (2)

The front bumper gets redesigned and comes with a trapezoidal air intake which is not seen on the outgoing model. Dimensions now stand at 3430 mm length, 1490 mm breadth, 1475 mm height while its wheelbase measures 2360 mm.

Side and rear profiles see no significant changes. Alto 800 will come in six exterior colour options of Silky Silver, Granite Grey, Superior White, Blazing Red while Cerulean Blue and Mojito Green are the new colors on offer.


Interior have been redesigned as well. It receive a new dark grey color scheme. Rear seats receive integrated headrests while seat and door trims get matching fabric. Front passenger seat has a storage pocket while all variants receive rear child locking system.

2016 Maruti Alto 800 (7)

2016 Maruti Alto 800 Facelift base trims get passenger side exterior mirror as standard. LXi and VXi trims get added storage facilities at the rear along with power windows and central locking. Driver airbag is offered as an option from the base trim onwards which is priced at INR 6,000.

Engine and Mileage

2016 Maruti Alto 800 Facelift is powered by petrol, diesel and CNG engine options as is seen on its outgoing counterpart. It gets a 796cc, three cylinder petrol engine offering 47 bhp power at 6,000 rpm and 69 Nm torque at 3,500 rpm mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. Prices according to variant range from INR 2.49 to INR 3.34 lakh.


Length 3430 mm
Width 1490 mm
Height 1475 mm
Minimum Ground Clearance 160 mm (unladen)
Tyre 145 / 80 R 12
Power 35.3 Kw @ 6000 rpm
Torque 69 Nm @ 3500 rpm
Wheel Base 2360 mm


Superior White
Silky Silver
Granite Grey
Blazing Red
Cerulean Blue (New)
Mojito Green (New)


Model Variant Price Variant Price
Alto 800 STD 2,49,000 STD (O) 2,55,000
LX 2,83,000 LX (O) 2,89,000
LXI 3,09,000 LXI (O) 3,15,000
LXI CNG 3,70,000 LXI CNG (O) 3,76,000
VXI 3,28,000 VXI (O) 3,34,000

Rivals / Competition

2016 Maruti Alto 800 will directly rival Renault Kwid, Datsun Redi Go, Chevrolet Spark and Hyundai Eon.

Comparison Table

  Datsun redi-Go Renault Kwid Maruti Alto 800 Hyundai Eon 0.8L
Length 3429 mm 3679 mm 3430 mm 3495 mm
Width 1560 mm 1579 mm 1490 mm 1550 mm
Height 1541 mm 1478 mm 1475 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase 2348 mm 2422 mm 2360 mm 2380 mm
Ground Clearance 185 mm 180 mm 160 mm 170 mm
Boot Space (L) 222 300 187 220
Turning Radius 4.73 m NA 4.6 m NA
Fuel Tank (L) 28 28 35 32
Engine 3-cy (P) 3-cy (P) 3-cy (P) 3-cy (P)
Displacement 799 cc 799 cc 796 cc 814 cc
Transmission 5-MT 5-MT 5-MT 5-MT
Power 54 PS @ 5678 rpm 54 PS @ 5678 rpm 48 PS @ 6,000 rpm 56 PS @ 5,500 rpm
Torque 72 Nm @ 4386 rpm 72 Nm @ 4386 rpm 69 Nm @ 3500 rpm 74.5 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Mileage in kmpl 25.17 25.17 24.7 21.1
Weight in Kg 640 (approx) 660 (approx) 695 760
Price in Lakh 2.5 – 3.5 (est) 2.62 – 3.67 2.49 – 3.34 3.24 – 4.42


News Release

Images – Autocar India

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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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