Factors that make Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 a hotseller in India

Saturday 28 June 2014, 12:18 PM by

Going by sales reports, Maruti Suzuki Alto has been proven to be an ideal replacement for the legend 800 hatchback from the Indian car-maker. The car has been popular in the country for over a decade now. The Alto hatchback has recently been awarded 'World's best selling car in 2013'. Mayank Pareek, Chief Operating Officer for Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki said, “A car emerging from India as the top selling small car of the world and that too, for the third time is a matter of great pride. It also shows growing attraction of Alto among customers as the most suitable car in the market. We are confident, Alto will continue to remain and rule the game.”

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Factors that make Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 a hotseller in India

The latest of the lot, Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is available in petrol and CNG variants. Both the engines are powered by F8D 796 cc petrol engine that generates a peak power of about 48 Bhp at 6000 rpm and peak torque of about 69 Nm at 3500 rpm. The peppy engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Features such as air conditioning, power steering and power windows come as standard in the top end Lxi version. Design for the car has undergone a complete overhaul in comparison to previous Alto model. The new Alto 800 is slightly taller and faster than its older counterpart. The car weighs around 715 kgs and with its peppier engine, it is perfect for city rides. The top end variant of Alto 800 is loaded with features such as central locking, left side rear view mirror, rear spoiler, front power windows and body side moldings, integrated audio system with USB port and full wheel caps. The manufacturer charges around 15,000 extra for this bulk in features. The fuel efficiency for the Alto 800 is on the higher side as it returns around 22.74 km/pl in petrol, whereas the CNG variant delivers around 30.46 km/kg.

The small car with an affordable price tag comes with good safety features like Engine Immobilizer, Collapsible Steering column, Tubeless tyres, High Mounted Stop Lamp and Head Light Levelling setting. Air bags have been provided as an optional feature in the LXi and VXi variant of Maruti Suzuki Alto 800. The Non-metallic version of Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 STD version is priced at Rs. 2,57,510, whereas the Non-metallic version of Maruti Alto 800 STD CNG is priced at Rs. 3,33,447.

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