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.
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Exteriors
Visually, the 2019 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 facelift gets an updated front-end. A more prominent grille that extends across the front joining the two headlamps has replaced the slim grille on the previous generation. The fog light cluster on the bottom half of the bumper has now been removed and replaced with smaller slots that seem to be made more for a set of daytime running lights rather than fog lamps. That said, Maruti Suzuki will not offer daytime running lights on any of the Alto 800 variants. The front bumper now also has an updated lower grille. The horizontally slatted grille on the older car has now been replaced by a rather handsome version with a honeycomb design.
There are no updates to the rear end with the bumper, tailgate and tail-lights being carried over from the previous model. That said, while the previous car got ‘ALTO 800’ badging, the updated model has dropped the 800 script on the badge and gets just a simple Alto badge instead. The Alto 800 continues to get only steel wheels as standard – either painted silver or painted black depending on the variant. .
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Interiors
The interiors of the Alto 800 are the same, they haven’t changed. An in-built audio system now comes in the Alto 800. The interior them is black and grey, so it looks more premium. Not much has changed on the inside of the Alto 800 facelift, Infact the completion is offering more features than this car.
The seat head rests are fixed on the front and the rear. Maruti has provided scooped out back on the front seats. This adds that extra knee room for the rear passengers. There are front power windows and the new three-spoke steering wheel is carried forward. The instrument cluster is simple and the side AC vents are circular. The in-dash music system has USB and aux-input. The Alto 800 logos from the inside have been replaced. Now, the design looks a lot more subtle than before. There is even a bottle holder behind the hand brake lever. This can accommodate one bottle only. There is no space to keep any more large bottles in the Alto.
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Performance
The Maruti Alto 800 facelift continues to be powered by the same 796cc, F8D petrol engine which produces 48 HP of power at 6000 RPM and 69 Nm of torque at 3500 RPM. There is a good amount of torque right from the low end and the Alto potters around without much effort. The mid-range is peppy too. There is no tachometer on offer but you can easily make out that there is good whack near the redline. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. 100 km/hr comes up in 14.37 seconds from standstill. Gear shifts are short but feel notchy at times. The clutch has a short travel and feels light too. Maruti claims that they have tweaked the engine to produce marginally better fuel efficiency. While the official ARAI figure is 24.7 km/l, we managed to extract around 18-19 km/l on the highway with relaxed driving mannerisms while in the city we got 15-16 km/l. This number obviously goes down if you drive spiritedly. To know more details on Alto 800 check Thebigtrak
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Driving
The Alto 800 has a feedback rich steering though it feels a bit heavy at crawling speeds. However, the steering is very direct and despite being such a small car, the Alto is quite fun to drive. Thanks to its small footprint, you can easily drive it around and tackling too much traffic doesn’t get easier than this. The ride is very flat at low speeds and it tends to get uncomfortable when you hit broken or uneven surfaces at even moderately high speeds. The car remains decently stable at high speeds but it’d be best if it is driven below 90 km/hr. The body feels very light and the super thin tyres have questionable grip levels.
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 Price in Ahmedabad
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 On Road Price is 3,04,978/- and Ex-showroom Price is 2,72,626/- in Ahmedabad. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 comes in 6 colours, namely Blazing Red,Silky Silver,Mojito Green,Cerulean Blue,Granite Grey,Superior White. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 comes with FWD with 796 CC Displacement and 3 Cylinders with Maximum Power 47 bhp@6000 rpm and Peak Torque 69 Nm@3500 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at 20.0 seconds . Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 comes with Automatic Transmission with FWD .Check for Alto 800 price in Ahmedabad at Tryaldrive.
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Final Word
The Maruti Alto 800 facelift comes with few changes but the overall package feels complete now. It is a good buy in its segment and it comes backed by Maruti’s excellent after-sales service too. The Alto 800 is priced attractively and now we know why it sells more than 20,000 units a month. Maruti has also started working on the next generation Alto, but till then, this model should suffice.