Maruti Suzuki Alto ABS To Get ABS, Other Safety Features

  • Apr 23, 2019

Industry sources have confirmed that Maruti has already started dispatching the upgraded version of Alto 800 to showrooms across India. It seems that the 2019 Alto 800 is set for a launch soon.

Maruti’s bestselling compact hatchback now has a number of mandatory safety features that conform to government standards. These include reverse parking sensors, antilock braking system (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBFD), driver airbag, speed alert system, and driver and co-driver seatbelt warning. All these features will come as standard in the 2019 Alto 800 while the passenger airbag is likely to be optional.

The new Alto 800 will continue to be hauled by an 800cc motor which produces 48PS maximum power at 6,000rpm and 69Nm of peak torque at 3,500rpm. The three-cylinder petrol engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual gear system. The semi-automatic transmission will be available only with the Alto K10.

The 2019 Alto 800, on the outside, sports a redesigned bumper and front grille. The front honeycomb is finished in black and is quite similar to that of the Celerio X. The new Maruti Alto, however, entirely misses out on the fog lamp housing. The rear of the car doesn’t sport the ‘Alto 800’ insignia as seen in earlier models. It’s just ‘Alto’ on the new car, while the ‘Suzuki’ logo appears on the lid of the boot.

The interior layout of the 2019 Alto 800 is largely identical to the K10. The new car borrows the steering wheel from the K10, along with the two-tone black and beige interior. The dashboard has a basic sound system and a radio. That aside, it has USB, aux-in, and Bluetooth connectivity features.

While the company hasn’t yet revealed the prices of the new Alto, the car is expected to carry a premium of ₹10,000-20,000. The current version of the car has an ex-showroom price of ₹2.67-3.94 lakh.


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