The new Maruti Alto 800 launch has been slated down for the 16th of October right after the month-long festivities commence in India. Being launched after a long duration of 10 years since it was first introduced by MSI, this facelift has been hyped a lot already. To top it, Maruti Cars have chosen this particular point of time to release the first pack of official Maruti Alto 800 pictures which is bound to shoot the levels of anxiety even further. The new models of Alto have reached their dealerships and fully refundable advanced bookings too have begun for a minimal amount of Rs 5,000. Now, all there is left to do is wait for the official roll-out, and see whether this Maruti car is able to win the title of the next 'People's Car' or not.
There have been a lot of rumors floating around regarding the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 price in India ever since the word was out for this launch. Although many had believed that it would be placed sub Rs 2 lakh to give a tough fight to Tata Nano, that is not the case actually. Coming along with a fleet of 6 models, the new Alto 800 will have 3 petrol and 3 CNG cars versions, and while the petrol ones will fall within a bracket of Rs 2.5 lakh – Rs 3 lakh, the CNG ones will cost about Rs 30,000 – Rs 40,000 extra. While the presence of a CNG tank is, in itself sufficient to give Alto a competitive edge over its rivals, MSI just seems to be desperate for more. That's why, to cut down as much as possible on the cost, the car-marque has removed the left side wing mirror, eliminated any chance of adding fog lamps and reduced the length of the hatch by 100mm by dropping the overhangs. Maruti Suzuki India Limited has announced official market release of their upcoming Alto 800.
Coming to the spanking new Maruti Alto 800 specifications, this revamped version has received several twists and tweaks that are sure to excite its admirers. The insides, especially have undergone a complete make-over, and now flaunt a lighter shade of upholstery beside a more stylish dashboard in a dual-tone. In terms of comfort also, latest Maruti Alto 800 review reveals that the hatchback now offers a more spacious seating area with increased headroom and legroom. Besides these, power windows and dual SRS airbags have also been incorporated in the car. Where engine is concerned, the new Alto 800 sees no significant changes, and continues to be propelled by the same 796cc 3-cylinder 12-valve petrol mill found in its outgoing variants. What has changed for this latest model is the mileage which has gone up by a substantial 15% to be marked at 22.7kmpl (as per the ARAI). With this fresh line-up entering the market, all the existing versions of Alto other than the K10 are going to be discontinued. Maruti 800 having long been shut down, the current Alto models are only waiting for their stocks to run out. I shared that Volvo V40 Cross Country to launch in india by 2013.