Maruti Alto 800 Variants

Petrol Variants
CNG Variants

Expert Test Drive Review of Maruti Alto 800

Maruti Alto 800

Maruti Alto 800 Road Test


The Maruti 800 once was the largest selling car not only in India but as a single model, around the world too. It was a house hold name and every one of us has either owned or experience the car at various stages of our lives. Design wise up front, you notice the huge air-intake dam and the blackened out part of the bumper (seems similar to the Renault Pulse). The two-part grille looks good and modern. The headlamps seems to have taken cues from the Ford Figo while at the rear, the tail lamps somewhat look similar to the Hyundai i20. But over the current Alto, it has a increased ground clearance. Overall the design is good looking and a massive leap over the current Alto. There are six colour options to choose from. The raised height is clearly evident in the pictures and that is for a better ride and handling of bad roads.The interiors represent a massive change and look great. To improve passenger space, Maruti Suzuki has redesigned the door plastics. The front seats are now one-piece and combined with the increased height improves the overall cabin space at the rear. The power window switches have been moved to the center console, as well. The whole body shell has been stiffened for better torsional rigidity. Driver side airbags though, are optional on the top-end LXi variant only. The centre console is 'V' shaped and is logically laid out and simple to use. Space is improved over the Alto which was needed and is now near the likes of the Hyundai Eon though not as much as the Nano. But overall the dated looks are gone and the cabin is a whole lot nicer. The raised roof line and thinner front seats do help liberate a bit of space inside which is very much noticeable. The cabin of the new Alto 800 feels more roomier no doubt, as a result.Engine wise the 800cc is re-worked and honed and improved upon. So it now drives much better and gives much better performance. The torque is increased as well and this is important as the performance in traffic is improved and you dont have to downshift so much as the current Alto. Nearly everything is improved and the Alto 800 now will drive a lot better. The engine is not strained as much, refinement has increased, highway performance and stability has also taken a big leap. The numbers are 796 cc/ 47 bhp/ 69 Nm of torque. Now the big thing that you want to hear, yes the mileage is improved over the Alto and the Alto 800 delivers an impressive 22.74 kmpl. The CNG version does 30.46 km/kg.Despite the puny 12 inch wheels shod with 145/80 R12 rubber, the Alto 800 isn’t bad around tight corners. There is a hint of body roll as you’d expect from a car in this price segment, but that does not spoil the party. The “Torsion Roll Control Device” on the front axle along with gas filled McPherson struts seem to work pretty well on the twisty sections. The ride however is the big plus point and it is a huge improvement over the earlier Alto, the raised height again helps in this matter. The car will come in six variants — three in CNG and three in Petrol. Prices are (ex-showroom Delhi, introductory prices)Std: Rs 2.44 lakhLX: Rs 2.76 lacLXi : Rs 2.99 lacFor CNG versions of new Alto 800, prices areStd: Rs 3.19 lacLX: Rs 3.37 lacLXi : Rs 3.56 lac. Maruti has also launched the Alto 800 in VXi trim with more features. For a detailed analysis read below.

Maruti Alto 800 Specifications

Maruti Alto 800 Technical Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3395 mm
Overall Width 1490 mm
Overall Height 1475 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm


Torque 69Nm@3500rpm
Displacement 796 cc
Power 48PS@6000rpm
No of Cylinders 3

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
Mileage Overall --

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 145/80R12
Wheel Size 12 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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Maruti Alto 800 Features

Maruti Alto 800 STD LX LXi VXi LXi CNG
Airbags Front Only Front Only Front Only
Power Steering
Power Windows Front Only Front Only Front Only
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Maruti Alto 800 Colors

  • Frost Blue
  • Blazing Red
  • Torque Blue
  • Granite Grey
  • Silky Silver
  • Superior White

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Maruti Alto 800 Price

Maruti Alto 800 Price in New Delhi

` 2.50 - 3.66 Lakh*
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
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The ex showroom price of Maruti Alto 800 ranges from Rs 2.50 Lakh to Rs 3.66 Lakh. Maruti Alto 800 is available in 5 variants. To find the on road price of Maruti Alto 800 you need to click on the check on road price.

Maruti Alto 800 has 4 Petrol variant(s), 1 CNG variant(s), the cheapest variant is Maruti Alto 800 STD which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 2.50 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Maruti Alto 800 LXi CNG which has a CNG engine and is for Rs 3.66 Lakh .

User Review of Maruti Alto 800

NEw alto 800 - review pros and cons
Posted on Oct,10,17 11:47 AM

Pros Good mileage ,great looks, good interior

Cons less comfortablein driving as well as rear seting arrangements

In general previous Alto including K10 series will good . New one will not be so comfortable .

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relaunch of maruti 800
Posted on Mar,03,01 2:32 PM

Pros looks good

Cons comfoetable

i think that its a good step that maruti is gong to relaunch this car Mayank Sharma

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awesome drift alto 800
Posted on Sep,09,19 4:21 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,very nice looks

Cons Average Interiors,CongestedUncomfortable,congested car..only for 4-5 persons

i just love the looks of alto 800..small,stylish and elegant model..within budget of maximum family and a good price also have nice fuel small car ever

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Posted on Sep,09,24 9:24 AM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons Average Looks,Average Performance,Average Interiors,Average Fuel Efficiency,CongestedUncomfortable,

Its a nice car for our family. Lets go Alto,Its a good compact car in petrol version. AC is also very effective and overall performance is good.

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