About MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO 800

2012 saw Maruti Suzuki releasing a redesigned Alto 800 that 'wowed' the markets. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 came out with a modern design that paid tribute to the classic car. The curves and expressive lines easily give a classy look. The radiator grille is smaller to accommodate a trapezoid bumper completely in black. The wheel arches have been flared up. The rear has a smooth curve that fits in with the design. The dual colour tone of grey and brown adds a lot to give the cabin a new look. It has assist grips for passengers. 5 passengers can easily fit with enough shoulder space.

The petrol engine has a displacement capacity of 796 cc along with a power output of 43 bhp and 69 Nm. The CNG engine offers exactly the same as the petrol one. These engines are paired with a 5 speed manual gearbox.

The standard Alto 800 has a very good audio system. It has an air conditioning system with climate control. The front wheels are equipped with disc brakes and the rear wheels have drum brakes. The suspension system is robust to give a smooth and comfortable drive.

The closest competitors to Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 are Hyundai EON and Maruti Suzuki Alto K10. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 offers better fuel efficiency and mileage compared to these two competitors.

Petrol Variants

1. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Base

2. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 LX

3. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 LXI

4. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 LXI Anniversary Edition

5. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 VXI

6. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 LXI Airbag

7. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 VXI Airbag

Petrol+CNG Variants

1. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 CNG Base

2. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 CNG LX

3. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 CNG LXI

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO 800 STD
2.71 Lakhs Get on road price
MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO 800 LX
3.08 Lakhs Get on road price
MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO 800 LXI
3.31 Lakhs Get on road price
MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO 800 VXI
3.44 Lakhs Get on road price
MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO 800 LXI AIRBAG
3.47 Lakhs Get on road price
MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO 800 VXI AIRBAG
3.51 Lakhs Get on road price

Specifications

Fuel Type PETROL
Engine CC 2179
Power 138 BHP
Torque 320Nm@1700rpm
No Of Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual
Paddle Shift -
Kerb Weight 2095

Our Verdict

The Alto 800 is an alternative to the Maruti 800 and yes, it makes a fitting entry, features aside, surprisingly it is fitted with a powerful AC, is fuel-efficient and competitively priced. And yes, as it is a known A segment, entry level car, it is a pretty bare basic car with no notable features, interiors are bare minimum and just adequate and exterior appearance could be notched up a bit, but whatever be its downsides, this is definitely an able successor to the iconic Maruti 800, which was phased out and is now a part of the automobile history.