Maruti Alto 800


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Maruti Alto 800 Variants

Petrol Variants

Maruti Alto 800 Standard
796 cc Petrol, 22.74 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 2,41,137
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Maruti Alto 800 LXi
796 cc Petrol, 22.74 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 2,98,098
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Maruti Alto 800 LX
796 cc Petrol, 22.74 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 2,76,414
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Maruti Alto 800 VXi
796 cc Petrol, 22.74 kmpl |
Rs. 3,11,186
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CNG Variants

Maruti Alto 800 Standard CNG
796 cc CNG, 30.46 km/kg | Check Features
Rs. 3,13,415
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Maruti Alto 800 LX CNG
796 cc CNG, 30.46 km/kg | Check Features
Rs. 3,34,658
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Maruti Alto 800 LXi CNG
796 cc CNG, 30.46 km/kg | Check Features
Rs. 3,52,968
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Maruti Alto 800 Review

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  • Interiors
     
  • Exterior
     
  • Engine & Performance
     
  • Mileage
     
  • Braking & Safety
     
  • Comfort
     

Editorial Test Drive Review of Maruti Alto 800

 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 lakh LX: Rs 2.76 lac LXi : Rs 2.99 lac For CNG versions of new Alto 800, prices are Std: Rs 3.19 lac LX: Rs 3.37 lac LXi : Rs 3.56 lac. Maruti has also launched the Alto 800 in VXi trim with more features. For a detailed analysis read below.

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Maruti Alto 800 Pros & Cons

Pros

  • New styling is modern
  • New interiors look much better
  • Value for money
  • Excellent economy

Cons

  • Lacks power
  • Looks divide opinion
  • Space at back
  • Lacks handling of K10

Maruti Alto 800 Exteriors

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 covers

 
Maruti Alto 800
Maruti Alto 800
Maruti Alto 800
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Maruti Alto 800
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Tail lamps of Maruti Alto800
Alto 800 logo on the rear
Headlamps of the Alto800
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Maruti Alto 800 Exterior vs Similar Cars Exterior


Maruti Alto 800

Tata Nano 2008-2013

Hyundai Eon

Maruti 800
Exterior rating
What we like
  • Looks modern now
  • Colour choices are vibrant
  • Cute looks, unique design
  • Improved quality now
  • SE gets alloys and body graphics
  • Stylish design
  • Decent quality
  • Iconic design now
What we don't like
  • Quality
  • Looks not to all tastes
  • Not stylish
  • Lacks quality
  • Looks small
  • Small tyres hamper looks
  • Dated looks
  • Flimsy build
Gallery link View Maruti Alto 800 Photo View Tata Nano 2008-2013 Photo View Hyundai Eon Photo View Maruti 800 Photo

Maruti Alto 800 Front design

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

Maruti Alto 800 Rear design

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

Maruti Alto 800 Side profile

Side profile is similar to the old Alto.

Maruti Alto 800 Ground Clearance

160 mm of ground clearance is sufficient for city driving.

Maruti Alto 800 Bumpers

Integrated bumpers are painted in body color on the Alto 800.

Maruti Alto 800 Head lamps

Head lamps are large and use clear lenses.

Maruti Alto 800 Tail lamps

Tail lamps have been completely redesigned.

Maruti Alto 800 Fog lamps

Fog lamps are not a standard feature.

Maruti Alto 800 Tyres

145/80 R 12 tires offer decent grip.

Maruti Alto 800 Alloy wheels

12 inch wheels are provided on all models.

Maruti Alto 800 Outside mirrors

ORVMs can be adjusted internally.

Maruti Alto 800 Colors

The car is available in six color options.

Maruti Alto 800 Rear wiper

Rear wiper is not a standard feature.

Maruti Alto 800 Roof rails

Roof rails are not provided on the car.

Maruti Alto 800 Sun roof

Sun roof is not a standard feature.

Maruti Alto 800 Spoiler

Spoiler is not provided on the car.

Maruti Alto 800 Side Steps

Side steps are not provided.

Maruti Alto 800 Spare wheel

12 inch spare wheel is provided with the car.

Maruti Alto 800 Comfort & Suspension

 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 though


Maruti Alto 800 Comfort

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

Maruti Alto 800 Front suspension

Gas filled Mc Pherson struts with torsion roll control

Maruti Alto 800 Rear suspension

Coil Springs with gas filled suspension

Maruti Alto 800 Engine & Performance

 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 up


What we don't like

 Not as much fun as the K10 and engine feels strained at high speeds

 
Maruti Alto800 engine
Maruti Alto 800 Engine

Maruti Alto 800 In-gear acceleration

The Alto 800 has improved gear acceleration than the earlier Alto

Maruti Alto 800 Gearbox

5-speed manual with cable type gear shift

Maruti Alto 800 Power

48 PS @ 6000 rpm

Maruti Alto 800 Torque

69 NM @ 3500 rpm

Maruti Alto 800 NVH levels

The Alto 800 has impproved NVH levels over the earlier Alto

Maruti Alto 800 Handling Braking & Safety

 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 airbags


What we don't like

 Not as nimble as k10, raised height plays spoilt sport

 
Driver side Airbag of Maruti Alto800

Maruti Alto 800 Handling

The car has decent handling characteristics for its size.

Maruti Alto 800 Braking performance

Braking performance is good.

Maruti Alto 800 Safety features

Airbags are an option on the top-end model

Maruti Alto 800 ABS

ABS is not provided.

Maruti Alto 800 Traction control

Traction control is not a standard feature.

Maruti Alto 800 Mileage and Running Costs

 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.

Maruti Alto 800 Mileage

Maruti Alto 800 Petrol Variants
Maruti Alto 800 Standard 22.74 kmpl
Maruti Alto 800 LXi 22.74 kmpl
Maruti Alto 800 LX 22.74 kmpl
Maruti Alto 800 VXi 22.74 kmpl
Maruti Alto 800 CNG Variants
Maruti Alto 800 Standard CNG 30.46 km/kg
Maruti Alto 800 LX CNG 30.46 km/kg
Maruti Alto 800 LXi CNG 30.46 km/kg

Maruti Alto 800 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


Maruti Alto 800 CNG Mileage


Maruti Alto 800 Mileage vs Similar Cars Mileage


Maruti Alto 800

Tata Nano 2008-2013

Hyundai Eon
Similar Petrol Cars Mileage LX22.74 kmpl
LXi22.74 kmpl
Standard22.74 kmpl
VXi22.74 kmpl
D-Lite21.1 kmpl
D-Lite +21.1 kmpl
ERA + 21.1 kmpl
Magna +21.1 kmpl
Sportz21.1 kmpl
Similar CNG Cars Mileage LX CNG30.46 km/kg
LXi CNG30.46 km/kg
Standard CNG30.46 km/kg

Maruti Alto 800 City fuel economy

The Alto 800 delivers 16-17 kmpl in city

Maruti Alto 800 Highway fuel economy

In the highway the Alto 800 delivers 20-22 kmpl

Maruti Alto 800 ARAI rated economy

The Alto 800 has an excellent mileage of 22.74 km/l

Maruti Alto 800 Tank Range

The Alto 800 has a tank range of 796 km

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Maruti Alto 800 Features

Maruti Alto 800 LX LXi Standard LX CNG LXi CNG Standard CNG VXi
Safety
ABS No No No No No No No
EBD No No No No No No No
Airbags No Front-Yes
Rear-No
No No Front-Yes
Rear-No
No Front-Yes
Rear-No
Child safety lock Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Immobilizer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Traction control No No No No No No No
Hill control No No No No No No No
Hill descent No No No No No No No
4WD No No No No No No No
ESP No No No No No No No
Central locking No No No No No No Yes
Interior
Power Steering No Yes No No Yes No Yes
Tilt Steering No No No No No No No
Power windows No Front-Yes
Rear-No
No No Front-Yes
Rear-No
No Front-Yes
Rear-No
Auto down for power windows No No No No No No No
Anti-pinch for power windows No No No No No No No
Cup holders No No No No No No No
Air-con Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
Rear A/c vents No No No No No No No
Audio system No No No No No No Yes
Keyless start-stop button No No No No No No No
Electric mirrors No No No No No No No
Electric foldable mirrors No No No No No No No
Deffoger No No No No No No No
Tachometer No No No No No No No
Leather seats No No No No No No No
Arm rest No No No No No No No
Reversing camera No No No No No No No
Steering controls No No No No No No No
Bluetooth connectivity No No No No No No No
Driver info display No No No No No No No
Cruise control No No No No No No No
Foot rest No No No No No No No
Remote boot release No Yes No No Yes No Yes
Driver seat height adjust No No No No No No No
Chilled glovebox No No No No No No No
Power Seats No No No No No No No
Exterior
Keyless entry No No No No No No No
Fog lights No No No No No No No
Sunroof No No No No No No No
Moon Roof No No No No No No No
Rear wiper No No No No No No No
Auto headlamps No No No No No No No
Rain sensing wipers No No No No No No No
Steel rims Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alloy wheels No No No No No No No
Rear spoiler No No No No No No Yes
Roof rails No No No No No No No
Chrome grille No No No No No No No
Projector lamps No No No No No No No
Day time running lamps No No No No No No No

Maruti Alto 800 Colors

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

Maruti Alto 800 Specifications

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Maruti Alto 800 Price

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Maruti Alto 800 Petrol Price
Maruti Alto 800 Standard Rs 2.41 Lakh On-Road Price
Maruti Alto 800 LX Rs 2.76 Lakh On-Road Price
Maruti Alto 800 LXi Rs 2.98 Lakh On-Road Price
Maruti Alto 800 VXi Rs 3.11 Lakh On-Road Price
Maruti Alto 800 CNG Price
Maruti Alto 800 Standard CNG Rs 3.13 Lakh On-Road Price
Maruti Alto 800 LX CNG Rs 3.35 Lakh On-Road Price
Maruti Alto 800 LXi CNG Rs 3.53 Lakh On-Road Price

Maruti Alto 800 Price vs Similar Cars Price

Petrol Option Diesel Option

Maruti Alto 800
Rs 2.41 L - 3.11 L On-Road Price N/A  

Tata Nano 2008-2013
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Hyundai Eon
Rs 2.87 L - 3.85 L On-Road Price N/A  

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AKHILESH MUSKAN | Posted on Mar,23,2014 at 09:23 AM
Maruti Alto 800 Like This Model Reply to this post  
Hitesh Kumar | Posted on Mar,18,2014 at 18:00 PM
don't say this to alto 800. this car never let you down in this. i have own 1 and it give me excellent mileage 10 litre
may run 230 k.m in this 50 k.m on A.C. so u can understnad. Reply to this post  
c poojari | Posted on Mar,13,2014 at 16:35 PM
Ilike maruti alto 800 Reply to this post  
jogal nareshbhai devashibhai | Posted on Jan,28,2014 at 14:01 PM
Maruti Alto 800 LXi Petrol Reply to this post  
girish | Posted on Jan,27,2014 at 14:41 PM
i like this model Reply to this post  
JASWANT KUMAR | Posted on Jan,14,2014 at 14:10 PM
I HAVE MARUTI 800 ALTO LXI ITS GOOD IN EVERY ENGAL BUT SERVICE IS NOT GOOD I BUY IT FROM LML SERVIESE SUMERPUR (PALI) Reply to this post  
RENU KHANNA | Posted on Dec,29,2013 at 15:11 PM
i like this model, Reply to this post  
k satyanarayana | Posted on Nov,29,2013 at 14:35 PM
ple contet Reply to this post  
NIRANJAN SARANGI | Posted on Nov,21,2013 at 12:41 PM
very good features and i like alto k 800 Reply to this post  
vijay kumar tiwari | Posted on Oct,30,2013 at 00:52 AM
in your showroom of 'my car' in jarib chauki kanpur U.P.have decided rate Rs. 4 lacs 30 thousand on road and say about
discount rs. 29000.00 and rs. 3000.00 other discount.so they have charge with me rs. 3 lacs 96000.00 on road. but i
get on your prise Reply to this post  
Hitesh Kumar | Posted on Mar,18,2014 at 18:01 PM
may be this one for cng version P
Rs 2.41 L - 3.53 L
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  • 3 petrol and 3 CNG versions
  • Better looks, performance, economy
  • Still one lac more than the Nano
  • First in segment optional airbags
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