Maruti Alto 800 Price

Petrol Variants
CNG Variants

Maruti Alto 800 Specifications

Dimension & Weights

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


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

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Maruti Alto 800 Features

Maruti Alto 800 STD LX LXi VXi LXi Airbag Onam Limited Edition VXi Airbag LXi CNG
Airbags Front Only Front Only
Power Steering
Power Windows Front Only Front Only Front Only 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 Rear View

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 frontyou 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. .... read more

Dashboard of Alto 800

Inside, the dashboard layout is all new with a bolder center console and basic instrument cluster which houses the speed-o-meter in the center. The three-spoke steering wheel is also all-new and now gets some silver bits on its spokes.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. The front seats of the car are of the uni-body type with the headrest integrated into the seat itself. The switches for the power windows have been moved to the center console which takes a bit of getting used to, though. Having said that, visibility is good and the new dashboard is nothing short of functional. The air-con vents on either sides of the dashboard close completely while the one in center don’t.

What we like
The new model is spacious with better quality interiors. Optional air-bags increase safety. new VXi model gets more feature
What we don't like
Plastic quality is not upto the mark. Rivals like the Eon have a better design too
  • Maruti Alto 800 Boot space
  • Boot release of the Maruti Alto 800
  • Power windows switches of Maruti's Alto800
  • Leg Space of the Maruti Alto800

Interiors Details

Boot space

The boot of the Alto 800 has ample space to carry a couple of suit cases.


The analogue speedometer is in the center of the instrument cluster.

Gear lever

The gear lever has a mechanical feel with considerably short throws.

Cup holders

Cup holders have been provided for front seat occupants.

Maruti Alto 800 Rear View

For first time buyers, it won’t take long for you to notice the raised height, improved interior space, better quality interiors and a taller profile. The large headlamps upfront and the wide lower grille does seem a bit loud for my taste. That said, the looks of the new Alto 800 seem pretty contemporary.The tail lamp cluster, although looks like it’s been borrowed from another hatchback, it does not look out of place. But, overall the car looks more grown-up, more mature and in-tune with its time. According to Maruti Suzuki, the blend of concave and convex surfaces apparently lends a positive aura to the car and the new headlamps and chiseled contours add a premium look to the vehicle.

What we like
Design looks much better and modern. Good use of sharp and round edges around
What we don't like
Still looks a bit old school, especially the std version without wheel cover
  • Maruti Alto 800 Side View
  • Maruti Alto 800 Front View
  • Front View of Maruti Alto 800
  • Headlights of Maruti Alto 800

Exteriors Details

Front design

Front is dominated by the large grille and newly designed headlamps.

Rear design

Rear boot lid get a new defining feature with the Suzuki logo in the center.

Side profile

Side profile is similar to the old Alto.

Ground Clearance

160 mm of ground clearance is sufficient for city driving.


Pop-open the hood and the tiny 800 cc motor reveals itself. The engine has been re-engineered so that frictional loses are minimized. The F8D motor produces 11 percent better torque as well. The torque curve peaks out @ 3500 rpm clocking 69 Nm while 48 PS of power is produced @ 6000 rpm. As far as the tweaks that make up the engine are concerned, the compression ratio of the engine has been changed along with lightweight pistons, connecting rods and crankshaft. All these changes might not be noticeable, however these amount to an increased fuel efficiency. The new engine delivers a staggering 22.7 kmpl!

What we like
Very strong on economy and decent performance as well. The new 5 speed gearbox gets our thumbs u
What we don't like
Not as much fun as the K10 and engine feels strained at high speed

Engine & Performance Details

In-gear acceleration

The Alto 800 has improved gear acceleration than the earlier Alto


5-speed manual with cable type gear shift


48 PS @ 6000 rpm


69 NM @ 3500 rpm


Petrol Mileage 22.74 kmpl

CNG Mileage 30.46 km/kg

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 new car will be available with a factory-fitted CNG kit from the get go. So those of you who would prefer to save a bit more at the cost of boot space and slight performance this should fit the bill. In fact, as per ARAI figures the Alto 800 CNG does 30.46 km/kg.

Petrol Variants
Maruti Alto 800 STD 22.74 kmpl
Maruti Alto 800 LX 22.74 kmpl
Maruti Alto 800 LXi 22.74 kmpl
Maruti Alto 800 VXi 22.74 kmpl
Maruti Alto 800 LXi Airbag 22.74 kmpl
Maruti Alto 800 Onam Limited Edition 22.74 kmpl
Maruti Alto 800 VXi Airbag 22.74 kmpl
CNG Variants
Maruti Alto 800 LXi CNG 30.46 km/kg

Petrol Mileage

 The new Maruti Alto 800 improves a lot on the fuel economy front and now comes with an ARAI rated fuel economy of 22.7kmpl, making this one of the most efficient cars in India. In real world usage, expect the Alto 800 to return 15-16kmpl in city usage easily

Mileage Details

City fuel economy

The Alto 800 delivers 16-17 kmpl in city

Highway fuel economy

In the highway the Alto 800 delivers 20-22 kmpl

ARAI rated economy

The Alto 800 has an excellent mileage of 22.74 kml

Tank Range

The Alto 800 has a tank range of 796 km

Driver side Airbag of Maruti Alto800

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. That said, the steering is a bit heavy for my tastes. The brakes are sufficiently responsive thanks to a solid disc upfront and a drum setup at the rear end. Now, the Alto 800 will be available in three variants with the LXi being the top-spec. Buyers do get the option of an Airbag on this variant. On the other hand, the base variant is very much stripped out. No air-con, no power steering on this one.

What we like
Decent handling for its size and class, first in segment optional airbag
What we don't like
Noticeable body-roll when cornered hard

Handling Braking & Safety Details


The car has decent handling characteristics for its size.

Braking performance

Braking performance is good.

Safety features

Airbags are an option on the top-end model


ABS is not provided.

Traction control

Traction control is not a standard feature.

In the comfort department the ride is the big plus point and it is a huge improvement over the earlier Alto, the raised height again helps in this matter. It absorbs bad roads with ease and feels much more comfortable and sure-footed. The low-speed for example is an improvement and you are no longer bouncing over the place.The refinement is average though.

What we like
Massive improvement in ride and has great ride quality
What we don't like
Refinement is average

Comfort & Suspension Details


Thanks to a pliant suspension, the car rides well over bumps.

Front suspension

Gas filled Mc Pherson struts with torsion roll control

Rear suspension

Coil Springs with gas filled suspension

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NEw alto 800 - review pros and cons
Posted on 17 Oct 12 at 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 1 Mar 12 at 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 19 Sep 13 at 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 24 Sep 13 at 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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