Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 bestselling hatchback in India

Monday 03 March 2014, 11:30 AM by

The small car segment has been quite popular among middle class metropolitan commuters. Maruti Suzuki has built its brand name over decades with yesteryear's top seller '800’. The current generation of hot seller is the Alto brand which has been present in the country for quite a while now. The latest one among the Alto line is the Alto 800.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 bestselling hatchback in India |
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 bestselling hatchback in India

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Vxi is powered by F8D 796 cc engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, it generates a peak power of about 48 Bhp at 6000 rpm and peak torque of about 69 Nm at 3500 rpm. Features such as air conditioning, power steering and power windows come as standard in the 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.

On the exterior front the hatchback boasts of “Wavefront’ design that is responsible for prominent wheel arch and wider lip that adds to the side stance of this car. The Petal shaped headlamps compliment the stylish bumpers and grill. At the rear the car gets Jewel-finish combination lamps that blend well with the neatly crafted backdoor design. Apart from high strength steel construct for safety, the Alto 800 also features an optional driver side airbag in the higher edition.

Maruti Suzuki Alto has always been a brand that stood out for efficiency, reliability and low cost of ownership. The freshest of the lot is the Alto 800, the base variants is priced at Rs. 272825 (ex-showroom Delhi).

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