Chilean auto market receives the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800

Chilean auto market receives the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 New Maruti Suzuki Alto 800
author image CarTrade Editorial Team
Friday 17 May 2013, 10:15 AM

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, the country's best selling small hatchback, has now been officially launched in Chile. In Chile, the Alto 800 will come with a left hand drive layout and everything else will remain the same.

The same 796 cc, 3-cylinder F8D powertrain that serves in the Indian model will feature in the Alto 800 being sold in Chile. Mated to a 5-speed manual transmission unit, the petrol powertrain is capable of producing a maximum power output of 47 bhp and peak torque of 69 Nm.

Chilean auto market receives the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800

Maruti Suzuki has launched the Alto 800 in Chile across three variants viz, GL, DLX and DLX with AC. The model is not equipped with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and airbags. However, all three variants have been equipped with power steering. Featuring an AC, the top end DLX variant also boasts of central locking system. The top-end Alto 800 sold in India comes with driver side airbag, however, the same is missing from the model sold in Chile. DERCO, an automobile importer, is selling the Alto 800 in Chile, through the Completely Built Unit (CBU) route.

Also, the Chile-spec Alto 800 is being sold sans the Maruti badge and is retailed as Suzuki Alto 800. In Chile, the GL base variant comes with a price tag of 3.69 Chilean Pesos, which equals 4.23 lakh INR. On the other hand, the DLX and DLX AC variants are priced at 3.89 (Rs. 4.46 lakh) and 4.09 (Rs. 4.7 lakh rupees) million Chilean Pesos, respectively. Maruti Suzuki also offers the Alto 800 in a dual fuel CNG-Petrol variant in India, which is far more fuel efficient than the petrol only variant. Maruti Suzuki has also tied up with the Suzuki Indonesia to offer VX1 Multi Purpose Vehicle in the Indonesian market, which is the rebadged Ertiga.

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