Maruti Alto 800
The Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is the highest selling car in the country and with good reason. Combined with it's modern design and reasonably priced resonably, the Alto 800 is a great car for the masses.Less
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Maruti Alto 800 PriceList
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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|
|Power||48 PS @ 6000 rpm|
|No of Cylinders||3|
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Maruti Alto 800 Features
|Maruti Alto 800||STD||LX||LXi||VXi||VXi Airbag||LXi CNG|
|Power Windows||Front Only||Front Only||Front Only||Front Only|
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Maruti Alto 800 Colors
- Frost Blue
- Blazing Red
- Torque Blue
- Granite Grey
- Silky Silver
- Superior White
Expert Test Review
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.
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.
The gear lever has a mechanical feel with considerably short throws.
Cup holders have been provided for front seat occupants.
Glove box ix capacious.
The top-spec Alto 800 comes with an audio system.
Air-conditioner of the Alto 800 keeps the cabin cool and comfortable.
Arm rests have been integrated into the door panels.
Air-vents on either sides of the dashboard can be shut completely.
Seats are supportive and comfortable.
Leg room is ample.
Knee room is decent.
Shoulder room is acceptable with two passengers in the back seat.
There is ample head room.
Three-spoke steering wheel is power assisted and direct.
Power window switches are on the center console.
Keyless entry allows for ease of access.
Driver information display
Basic driver information display has been provided.
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.
Front is dominated by the large grille and newly designed headlamps.
Rear boot lid get a new defining feature with the Suzuki logo in the center.
Side profile is similar to the old Alto.
160 mm of ground clearance is sufficient for city driving.
Integrated bumpers are painted in body color on the Alto 800.
Head lamps are large and use clear lenses.
Tail lamps have been completely redesigned.
Fog lamps are not a standard feature.
14580 R 12 tires offer decent grip.
12 inch wheels are provided on all models.
ORVMs can be adjusted internally.
The car is available in six color options.
Rear wiper is not a standard feature.
Roof rails are not provided on the car.
Sun roof is not a standard feature.
Spoiler is not provided on the car.
Side steps are not provided.
12 inch spare wheel is provided with the car.
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!
Engine & Performance Details
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
The Alto 800 has impproved NVH levels over the earlier Alto
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.
Mileage View full detail
|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 VXi Airbag||22.74 kmpl|
|Maruti Alto 800 LXi CNG||30.46 km/kg|
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
The Alto 800 has a tank range of 796 km
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.
Handling Braking & Safety Details
The car has decent handling characteristics for its size.
Braking performance is good.
Airbags are an option on the top-end model
ABS is not provided.
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.
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