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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.


Length3430 mm
Width1490 mm
Height1475 mm
Minimum Ground Clearance160 mm (unladen)
Tyre145 / 80 R 12
Power35.3 Kw @ 6000 rpm
Torque69 Nm @ 3500 rpm
Wheel Base2360 mm


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


Alto 800STD2,49,000STD (O)2,55,000
LX2,83,000LX (O)2,89,000
LXI3,09,000LXI (O)3,15,000
LXI CNG3,70,000LXI CNG (O)3,76,000
VXI3,28,000VXI (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-GoRenault KwidMaruti Alto 800Hyundai Eon 0.8L
Length3429 mm3679 mm3430 mm3495 mm
Width1560 mm1579 mm1490 mm1550 mm
Height1541 mm1478 mm1475 mm1500 mm
Wheelbase2348 mm2422 mm2360 mm2380 mm
Ground Clearance185 mm180 mm160 mm170 mm
Boot Space (L)222300187220
Turning Radius4.73 mNA4.6 mNA
Fuel Tank (L)28283532
Engine3-cy (P)3-cy (P)3-cy (P)3-cy (P)
Displacement799 cc799 cc796 cc814 cc
Power54 PS @ 5678 rpm54 PS @ 5678 rpm48 PS @ 6,000 rpm56 PS @ 5,500 rpm
Torque72 Nm @ 4386 rpm72 Nm @ 4386 rpm69 Nm @ 3500 rpm74.5 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Mileage in kmpl25.1725.1724.721.1
Weight in Kg640 (approx)660 (approx)695760
Price in Lakh2.5 – 3.5 (est)2.62 – 3.672.49 – 3.343.24 – 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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