Maruti Alto 800

Maruti Alto 800 Variants

Petrol Variants
Maruti Alto 800 Standard
796 cc Petrol, 22.74 kmpl
Rs. 2,41,137
Maruti Alto 800 LXi
796 cc Petrol, 22.74 kmpl
Rs. 3,13,517
Maruti Alto 800 LX
796 cc Petrol, 22.74 kmpl
Rs. 2,76,415
Maruti Alto 800 VXi
796 cc Petrol, 22.74 kmpl
Rs. 3,28,839
CNG Variants
Maruti Alto 800 Standard CNG
796 cc CNG, 30.46 km/kg
Rs. 3,13,415
Maruti Alto 800 LX CNG
796 cc CNG, 30.46 km/kg
Rs. 3,34,658
Maruti Alto 800 LXi CNG
796 cc CNG, 30.46 km/kg
Rs. 3,52,968

Editorial Test Drive Review of Maruti Alto 800

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

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 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.

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 Interiors

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 Interiors Details

Maruti Alto 800 Boot space

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

Maruti Alto 800 Speedometer

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

Maruti Alto 800 Gear lever

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

Maruti Alto 800 Cup holders

Cup holders have been provided for front seat occupants.

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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 cover

Maruti Alto 800 Exteriors Details

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.

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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 u
What we don't like
Not as much fun as the K10 and engine feels strained at high speed

Maruti Alto 800 Engine and Performance Details

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

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Maruti Alto 800 Mileage and Running Costs

Maruti Alto 800 Petrol Mileage 22.74 kmpl

Maruti Alto 800 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.

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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 Mileage Details

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 kml

Maruti Alto 800 Tank Range

The Alto 800 has a tank range of 796 km

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 airbag
What we don't like
Not as nimble as k10, raised height plays spoilt sport

Maruti Alto 800 Handling, Braking & Safety Details

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 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 & Suspension Details

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 Specifications and Features

Dimension & Weights

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

Engine

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 Standard LXi LX VXi Standard CNG LX CNG LXi CNG
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Alloy Wheels

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Maruti Alto 800 Colors

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

Maruti Alto 800 Price

Maruti Alto 800 Price in New Delhi

Rs 2.41 L - 3.53 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
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The ex showroom price of Maruti Alto 800 ranges from Rs 2.41 Lakh to Rs 3.53 Lakh. Maruti Alto 800 is available in 7 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), 3 CNG variant(s), the cheapest variant is Maruti Alto 800 Standard which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 2.41 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Maruti Alto 800 LXi CNG which has a CNG engine and is for Rs 3.53 Lakh .

Maruti Alto 800 News

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Maruti launches Alto 800 limited edition
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Maruti Alto 800 VXI with Airbag launched @ INR 3.54 lakhs
By Pallavi Posted on Aug,08,06 5:00 PM

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Maruti Suzuki introduces Alto 800 in VXi trim at 3.17 lac (Ex showroom New Delhi)
By Pallavi Posted on Jun,06,17 3:08 PM

Maruti Suzuki, the largest car manufacturer of the country has introduced a VXi variant to the Alto 800 with some additional features. Maruti Alto 800 was launched last year and it is one of the best selling small cars in India. It is mostly pref

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Maruti Suzuki India sells one lakh Alto 800s in just 4 months
By Manisha Sharma Posted on Mar,03,25 2:09 PM

Maruti Suzuki has sold over one lakh units of its most successful and one of the best selling car for the company - Maruti Alto 800, in just 4 months. Since the launch of Alto 800 last year, the car has been selling in great numbers, therefore, the

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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
By 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
By 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 range..it also have nice fuel efficiency..best small car ever

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EXCELLENT FAMILY CAR,LETS GO ALTO
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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Maruti ALTO800 LXi performance
Posted on Oct,10,07 10:12 AM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Comfort,

Cons Average Interiors,Average Fuel Efficiency,

I have purchased Maruthi ALTO800 LXi car on 8-8-2013 and registered this car With Regn. No.AP29AZ8223. I am quite happy with this car.

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By Midhun Edakkara Posted on Aug,30,2011 at 20:14 PM

Very good car and Good shape


By sunil kumar Posted on Aug,30,2011 at 20:14 PM

kab tak milegi. what is the on road price.


By abhishek kumar Posted on Aug,30,2011 at 20:14 PM

what is the on road price


By vishu Posted on Aug,30,2011 at 20:14 PM

hope I want first in india


By NITESH Posted on Aug,30,2011 at 20:14 PM

Gaddi dekhne me to bahoot cute hai. kab tak aaogi tum. ----NITESH & FRIENDS COMPANY.


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