Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine

October 4th, 2012 | Category: SUV, Suzuki | 1831 Views

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is one brand new car from Suzuki that was released in 2013. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800.

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Maruti Suzuki for a while has been testing a new 800cc engine for their bestseller Maruti Alto.The test mule with Alto 800 badging has been recently caught on lenses giving the market a hint about what to expect with the revamped car. The overhauled Maruti Alto will come with an all new front fascia that features small grille and laid back headlamps. The lower grille has adopted a hexagonal shape and is akin to the grille offered by Ford Figo.The new Alto 800 has also gone taller and offers more headroom space. New Maruti Alto 800 seems like a fresh breath of air and represents Maruti India’s new design philosophy. However, the profiling still resembles Alto’s sibling Maruti A-Star,  as the new 800 Alto has got the same old school boot lid and rising beltline.

India’s best selling car, Maruti Alto is one of the best wagon in terms of both-pricing and quality. Maruti Alto is the ideal car for first time average buyers and also for those who upgrade from a two wheeler to a four wheeler. What is appealing about this car is that it’s easy to drive even in heavy traffic as the car has low turning radius. Maintenance is next to child’s play in Maruti Alto. Alto is believed to be the most beneficial car for beginners. Since its inception in Indian market, Maruti Alto has received immense votes and the list fans is burgeoning. Mileage, fuel economy and low price are the USPs of Maruti Alto undeterred in Indian market.

Although a new K10 engine has debuted in the market, the erstwhile version of the Maruti Alto is still available in the market. However, Maruti Alto has adapted to the changing car market and the car maker has given a refreshed look to the Alto to cater to masses. Mechanics are more or less the same. Maruti Alto is equipped with 796cc, 3 cylinder, and 4 valves per cylinder MPFI, FC engine with 32 Bit ECM. Its engine generates maximum power of 47 Ps at 6200 rpm and 62 Nm torque at 3000 rpm which enables it to touch the mark of 0-100 km/h in just 17.7 seconds and break the barrier of 130 km/h. An exuberant 19.73 kmpl mileage is claimed by Maruti Alto standard variants, ranking it the best in class mileage till date. However, new players like Hyundai EON boast to beat the figure with its 23 kmpl. The stupendous mileage is a result of a 32 bit on board computer for dynamic computerized fuel injection. All the versions are BS1V only.

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Maruti Suzuki India is country’s biggest car manufacturer. The company has always offered its consumers with affordable and fully featured cars. Recently, the Maruti India had stopped the production of its most loved and saleable car, Maruti 800. Now the Japanese auto manufacturer is working on a replacement which is christened as’ Maruti Alto 800’. As the name suggests the car will be made on the platform of Maruti Alto and would be as affordable as Maruti 800. Apparently, the new Maruti Alto 800 will be priced around Rs. 2 lakh. The test runs on the car have already begun.

Maruti Suzuki has been in the Indian car bazaar since a long time now. Maruti 800 and Maruti Alto have been the cash cows of the company and a makeover or let us just say a replacement was due.  The new Maruti Alto 800 have been blessed with a fresh new look that is way different from Maruti 800. The front profile of the car will get swept back headlights, petite front grille and the lower grille would have a hexagonal shape. However, the front end of the car certainly has a tiny bit of similarity with Ford Figo. The side look of Alto 800 has a resemblance with Maruti A-Star. The rear profile is clean, neat and edgy.

The rear of the new small car looks like that of the Hyundai i20 and it is nice to know that the Alto 800 gets a conventional boot lid, and not like the one seen on the A-Star. From the side this car looks like a typical Maruti Suzuki with flared arches and noticeable straight shoulder line. The interiors of the Alto 800 are expected to be all-new, with better space management for more leg room. It also looks taller than both the Alto and M800, and this will help maneuvering it in city traffic. The car is also expected to get a new 800cc petrol engine, which will be BSIV and BSV compliant with high efficiency figures. The prices of the Alto 800 are expected to start at around Rs 2.35 lakh for the base model that won’t even have an air conditioner it will look to compete with the top end Tata Nano Higher variants will compete with the Hyundai Eon, Chevy Spark, and Tata Indica Xeta and might also cannibalize the Alto K10, which will not be discontinued.

The new car has a lot riding on it and with the venerable 800 from the very third year of Maruti Suzuki’s existence in the country still accounting for  2000 plus units per month to add to the over 20,000 plus units per month present gen Alto, the onus was to make a super smooth transition so that the new generation Alto could not only hit the tarmac running but also keep the numbers rolling in. No wonder then the evolutionary angle of attack and the new Alto has that edge not just of striking the design lineage of its predecessor but also having the modernity without losing the essence of simplicity about it at all, this latter being a key factor behind its overall sales success in the country.

Like we earlier told you that the Alto 800 will be carrying the similar engine and the platform as the outgoing Alto, but in terms of appearance and features, it has certainly come out as a sporty and a better looking car having the two part grille, high positioned headlights like A-star, power windows, Dual SRS air bags and this time the plastic quality of the interior too has got better.

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Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Price :
Pricing for the new Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 has been set at Rs 2,50,572* – Rs 3,51,299* based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.

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Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Interior :
To start with, the dashboard is done with two tone color Black and Grey. The dual tone decent dashboard comes with neat and clean placement of switches and dials. A new speedometer and the savvy fuel gauge in its instrument panel, helps to track the improved mileage. The instrument cluster also adorns a digital fuel indicator. Instead of an odometer, an electronic tripmeter is given in Maruti Alto that can be reset at any point in a journey, making it possible to record the distance traveled in any particular journey or part of a journey. However, tachometer is missing from the panel list. The Intelligent drive assist power steering calls for more fans of Alto.

This latest small car is said to be a tad bigger than the outgoing version and now with these slimmer seats, the comfort quotient surely goes a notch higher. The front seats have been given integrated head rests, while there is some storage space in between these seats as well as a large glove box for storing some bigger things. The roof lining is moulded and the pillars are fully clad, which further helps in augmenting the ambience of the interiors in a very big way. Then there is a three spoke steering wheel with a large center pad, which is adequately fitted as well. In general, most of the control buttons such as the air conditioner knobs and other switches are quite smooth and easy to handle. The instrument cluster is quite basic, but has all the essential notifications and other controls to keep the driver updated with the vital information of the car.

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Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Exterior :
Due to low price, the car comes missing with body color ORVMs and door handles, etc. Turn indicators are present on side panels above the wheel arches. The side profile has been highlighted with an impressive side impact beam running along the two doors. Doors look simple with black color door handles. The tubeless tyres are covered with 8 spoke cover. Sparkling tail lamps adorns the rear part of Maruti Alto. The paint finish used for dressing Maruti Alto is decent.  Overall the exteriors remain unimpressive and do not have the thump to attract sales. It is only the performance which has given all the name and fame to Alto.

Exterior Measurement :
The Maruti Alto has a seating capacity for 5. The exterior dimensions of this car are, Length 3495 mm, Width – 1475 mm, Height 1460 mm and a wheelbase of 2360 mm. The ground clearance of 160 mm in this car is pretty good. However, the key highlight of alto is turning circle radius which is a minimal 4.6 m.

The exteriors of this charming new Maruti Alto 800 are very impressive and delightful. This compact small car has very amiable and cute exterior features, which will certainly be liked by numerous customers. The earlier Maruti Alto was one of the best selling small cars from the stable of Maruti Suzuki India and this new version has had some cosmetic changes, which are making it look fabulous. There are some basic ingredients of the older version in this latest entrant in its overall profile. The basic foundation, chassis and other essential aspects remain the same, but there have been quite a few changes to the outsides as well as the insides. It is being said that the wheel base of this latest entrant is almost the same as the earlier version, but at the same time this new Maruti Alto 800 is approximately about 100mm shorter than its earlier sibling.

The other dimensions of this new small car remain the same and there is no major setback in terms of space and comfort, when compared to the earlier model. The other very impressive aspect of this new Maruti Alto 800 is that the head room has been increased and this latest entrant will now have more head room, which will further enhance the comfort factor for the passengers. The front façade is newly designed with a stylish and sleek two part front radiator grille that is making this new small car look very attractive. This grille has a quite a bit of chrome treatment, such as a thick chrome strip running across the middle of this grille, horizontally. This grille also has a large and prominent logo of the company embossed on it, which is very shiny and finished in chrome. Beneath this is the large air dam that is colored in matte black and gives a lively feel to the frontage.

The small car segment has been the most important segment in the Indian car market, since the time the first car of that size, M800, was introduced here and it is still available in most part of the country. The Maruti M800 is on offer in India for last 28 years (1984 to 2012). Over this period the company has sold over 2.5 million units, with one major update (1986) and lots of minor changes as and when needed. Though the car is phased out from metro cities due to unavailability of BSIV engine, it is still available in the rural areas where it is sold in meager numbers.

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Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Engine :
The Maruti Alto is packed with petrol engine with a displacement of 796 cc. The car is also endowed with MPFI (Multi Point Fuel Injection) supply system that offers clear flow of fuel and hence makes the performance of the car mind blowing. The car engine is packed with 5 Speed Manual Transmission that helps in easy shifting of gear without making any noise and this high power engine offers a very smooth and hassle free drive without any vibrations. The engines of all the 3 variants of Maruti Alto generates maximum power of 47 Ps at 6200 rpm and 62 Nm torque at 3000 rpm which enables it to touch the mark of 0-100 km/h in just 17.7 seconds and break the barrier of 130 km/h.

The freshly launch Maruti Alto  800 is based on the tried and tested Maruti Alto platform, which has gone under some minor modifications for the betterment of the car. The 0.8 litre of three cylinder engine under the bonnet is modified to churn out peak power of 45.7bhp at the rate of 6000rpm along with producing torque 69Nm at the rate of 3500rpm. The 796cc of engine is performing certainly way better on road as compared to Maruti 800. Even the CNG variant has been powered by the same engine, but is capable of performing nicely on road.

One of the key factors behind the success of the out going Alto was its power to weight equation which delivered massively in the rupee to kilometre operational cost. The new Alto should deliver just as well on this count as its outgoing predecessor which was rated at 19.73kmpl (ARAI figures) and while we will have answers on this count once we subject the new baby to the rigours of our road test, the ARAI claimed figures are an improvement over the older car 22.7kmpl!… In an absolutely delightful manner the Maruti Suzuki boffins have done some nifty tweaks to not just engine but also weight savings across the board to help move the fuel efficiency figure to a more user relevant higher level. Source:,,

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