Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Review & First Drive

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Test Drive

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Overview

Maruti has finally brought an all-new Alto 800 with BSVI emission norms in India but the change is not limited to only this but lots more. The exteriors come with a new aero edge design, interiors come in dual tone,and better safety in the form of reverse parking sensors and ABS with EBD. Maruti Alto 800 will be offered in a variety of 6 colour choices, namely Uptown Red, Mojito Green, Cerullo Blue, Superior White, Silky Silver and Granite Grey. Check car loan for Maruti Alto 800.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Style

The front fascia is where the majority of the changes have been done. Rather going for the thin chrome grille with body colored slat, the carmaker has given a solid piece of plastic that neatly flows between the headlights and the airdam. Due to the updated front, the car looks wider in proportion. The headlamps cluster now features amber-colored housing for the turn indicators. The automaker has included fog lamps which were not there in the earlier model.

The side profile is similar and showcases the simple straight shoulder line. The rear end features crystal-like tail lamps and some sculpting which are carried forward from the previous model. The bumper design is also the same with the space for registration plate carved out at the bottom. Overall, there are changes at outside but to find out what’s everything new, you need to be an Alto fan.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Space

The interiors of the all-new Alto 800 now come with a very different style as it features a dual-tone dashboard which effortlessly flows to the AC ducts to the new and stylish speedometer. The bottle holders at the rear and the ergonomic design give utmost practicality. The seat upholstery comes in fabric and vinyl with silver accents on door handles, steering wheels and centre garnish. Check for Maruti Suzuki Alto 800  in Trauma2011

The car now comes with remote keyless door entry, rear parcel tray, sun visors for the driver and co-passenger, assist grips for the driver, co-driver and rear, internally adjustable ORVMs, and 2 speakers in the front with a speaker grille. Other features include an audio system with USB, Aux-in and Radio integrated with Bluetooth connectivity, and AC with heater.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Engine

Like we already mentioned earlier also the facelift the Alto800 won’t have any mechanical changes under its hood and thus it is powered by the same 796 cc F8D engine which is capable of producing about 47.65 PS of peak power at 6000 rpm and 69 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm. Although we thought that Maruti could introduce an AMT gearbox with the facelift variant this time but that is not the case, thus the engine will be paired to the same 5 speed manual gearbox.

Besides the petrol engine this entry level hatchback from Maruti is also available with a CNG variant as well.The carmaker has added new thermal ignition system in the car which has bettered the fuel efficiency by 9 percent. The new Maruti Alto 800 now returns 24.7kmpl as compared to 22.7kmpl in the previous version. The CNG powered Alto 800 returns mouth-watering mileage of 33.44km/kg.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Driving

The handling of the all-new Alto 800 is better than ever due to the tubeless tyres which provide maximum grip on the road. The performance is robust which comes handy with the new F8D engine.The car is able to deliver the decent ride quality given its dynamics. The suspension setup has been carried forward. The ride quality is pliant and the suspension reduces the jerks arising from speed bump and potholes. The vehicle gives comfortable ride quality at low speeds. So it’s better to keep the needle below 80kmph to avoid bouncy experience.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Safety

The braking responsibilities of Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 are well taken care of by disc brakes in the front and drum brakes at the rear. The safety features of the car include 2 airbags for the driver and co-driver. What comes as standard is the ABS with EBD, engine immobiliser, speed alert system, headlight levelling, high mounted stop lamp, speed belt reminder and reverse parking sensors. The all-new Alto 800 is offering tubeless tyres for maximum protection on any type of road. The front wipers and washer are 2 speed and intermittent for front mirror cleansing. The car also features RR seatbelts ELR type for better safety.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Cost in Pune

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 On-Road Price in Pune ranges from 3,18,581 to 4,43,266 for variants Alto 800 Standard and Alto 800 LXI CNG Optional respectively. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is available in 10 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 variants price in Pune. Check for Alto 800 price in Pune at Autozhop.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Conclusion

The kind of modifications that the all-new Alto 800 has brought forward clearly has put it on a high pedestal and thereby this car will give a tough competition to its rivals catering to the same segment.Maruti Alto 800 is offered in 4 variants they are STD, LX, LXI, and VXI. Taking a quick glance at the pricing, its base variant is priced at Rs. 2.51 Lakh, LX trim is tagged at Rs. 2.83 Lakh while the top spec CNG LXI optional is available at the price tag of Rs. 3.78 lakh. Its mid-range, as well as the top selling variant LXI, is tagged at Rs. 3.09 lakh, all prices ex-showroom, Delhi. Maruti 800 competes against the entry-level hatchbacks including Hyundai Eon, Renault Kwid, and Datsun Redi-GO.


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