2013 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 | Review, Specs, Prices, Pictures. – The new Alto 800 is a new design. It is taller, has more cabin space and has more features. The 796cc F8D engine on the new car delivers 47.5 bhp, which is about 3.5 bhp more than the earlier iteration of the engine. Torque is up by a substantial 7nm too. Maruti Suzuki has also worked on the gearshift to make the shift action smoother. The new car also boasts of an ARAI certified 22.74kmpl fuel efficiency which is quite a revelation.
The latest contender for the title of the ‘People’s Car’ of India, the all new 2013 Maruti Alto 800 has finally hit the Indian markets. Barely a week out of its factory, and this small car has broken all the sales records. Within the very first week after its launch the latest hatchback from the stables of Maruti Suzuki India has registered a record-breaking bookings figure of over 21,000, not to mention that the bookings curve had crossed the mark of 6,500 units days before the car had even stepped into the showrooms for sale. These booming statistics are indicators of the kind of trust that this Indo Japanese car marque has gained with the Indian masses over its long journey since its inception. Established in the year 1981, Maruti Suzuki India came into being when the Japanese auto-giant, Suzuki Motor Corporation, entered into a joint venture with the Indian company, called Maruti Udyog Limited. And once the legendary Maruti 800 landed in the market, there was no looking back for this famous JV. After ruling the Indian households for almost 3 decades, this flagship car has now gone into retirement, and given way to the spanking new model of Alto 800 to take over. And Alto seems to possess every trait that will help it in earning the position that was once enjoyed by the beloved hatch of India, Maruti 800.
As the launch is approaching near, India’s leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki is expecting to add another feather of success to its crown with the Alto 800. The Alto 800 will be a replacement for the previous generation Alto as well as a replacement of the Maruti 800 which is the most acclaimed model from the company. The 800 revolutionized the Indian automobile Industry when it was launched almost three decades back. The company is anticipating that the Maruti Alto 800 will get the same acceptance from the consumers as its Swift has received in the past few years. The engineering team at Maruti Suzuki emphasized on the technology improvements in Alto 800 from the previous generation model, as there is no scope for any error in this volume model.
The new Alto 800’s starting price is less than its predecessor’s initial price, Shinzo Nakanishi told reporters. Maruti, controlled by Japan’s Suzuki Motor, has had over 10,000 pre orders for the new model, Nakanishi said earlier on Tuesday. At the launch, Mr. Shinzo Nakanishi, Managing Director & CEO Maruti Suzuki India said, “The all new Alto 800 is an expression of our gratitude to all those customers who posed deep confidence into this model. Known for the defining values in the entry segment in India, customers’ love for Alto has made it India’s top selling car for eight years. Maruti refers to the Alto’s face as ‘Wavefront Design’. Nothing too pretty to write home about though. It’s seems to be concoction of many a small car in the Indian market. There’s no clear character to the car’s visual, it reeks ubiquity. then again, that’s probably a good thing for the small car market. No one knows that segment better than Maruti.
2013 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Price :
2013 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Price. | Pricing for the new 2013 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 has been set at Rs 2,50,572* – Rs 3,51,299* based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.
2013 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Interior :
2013 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Interior. | The interiors of the 2013 Maruti Alto 800, just like all other features, come as a package of goods and bads. While the increase in dimensions brings a welcome enhancement in the knee room for the second row occupants, leg room for the front row occupants and the head room for the occupants of both rows, the thigh support for the second row still needs upgrades. Still, five regularly sized passengers can easily accommodate in the car with no shortage of shoulder room. As for the boot area, the space is sufficient, but the access, again, needs to be made more convenient. The cockpit area, meanwhile, gets a fresh 3 spoke steering wheel with a sporty metallic touch, a new instrument panel stroked with silver, a smartly restyled dashboard in grey and headrests for the front row seats, making it more comfortable and well equipped than before. The newly designed dash gets fitted with nicely shaped air conditioner blowers, a large glove box, and a central console that carries controls for the AC unit and sockets for installing a music system.
Alto 800 comes with a characteristic Wavefront design that goes perfectly with an entry level car that enjoys wide appeal. The elegant and smooth long curves and the prominent wheel arches add volume to the side stance. With enhanced head room, shoulder room and utility space the New Alto 800 comes across as a roomier model. Ingress and egress is easier. In addition, with the scooped out back of the front seat, the rear leg room is enhanced by over 15 mm. The initial test drive reports on Ertiga have complemented its car like ride and handling capabilities while offering UV like space, and power, performance, fuel efficiency.
The Maruti Alto 800 will be priced around Rs. 20,000/ more than the earlier model, which may turn out a negative point for the Indian car maker. The new Alto has an ARAI certified mileage of 22.74 km/l which is 15 percent more than earlier model and will be its major USP as rising petrol prices have dampened the petrol car sales in India. The new Alto will also showcase better ergonomics for occupants along with an improved engine which is now refined to deliver a peak torque of 69 Nm which is 11 percent better than its predecessor. The top end model of the Alto 800 car will come with airbag for the driver.
2013 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Exterior :
2013 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Exterior. | Moving from the front to the sides, the most striking detail that one notices is the boldness of the curves and cuts that span the body of Alto 800. Flaring wheel arches, sharp yet smoothly blending contours and an elegant sloping silhouette, together give a very fresh and sober appearance to this small car, keeping it away from too much flash and gaudiness. As far as utility is concerned, rear view mirror is present only on the driver’s end and the door handles have been designed in pull style, coated in the same shade as the car body. To add a dash of style to the otherwise simple design, the company has selected a set of trendy and sturdy 12 inch steel wheels designed in 6 bi spoke pattern to fill in the wide arches. Lining these wheels are radial tubeless tyres which not only keep flat tyre situations at a minimum, but also provide superior road grip for better braking, thereby heightening the levels of on road safety. Coming to the rear end, a neat and uncomplicated design meets the eye. An elegantly shaped, large and laminated windscreen covers one half of the rear end, while the other half is spanned by a nice and smooth boot lid. To complete this curvy look, the makers of Alto 800 have involved a classy taillamp-indicator cluster, based on a bright and radiant jewel finish combination.
The company statement mentioned that the all new Alto 800 will have a refined engine that delivers a torque of 69Nm @ 3500 rpm, improved by 11 per cent, will prove valuable for city driving that requires better pick up and frequent gear changes. The new cable shift transmission with detent-pin technology and a Diagonal Shift Assist lead to precise gear shifting to make driving much smoother and more convenient.
At the launch, Mr. Shinzo Nakanishi, Managing Director & CEO Maruti Suzuki India said, “The all new Alto 800 is an expression of our gratitude to all those customers who posed deep confidence into this model. Known for the defining values in the entry segment in India, customers’ love for Alto has made it India’s top selling car for eight years. The new Alto 800 promises to be even more significant with its stunning new looks, refined driveability combined with superior fuel efficiency of 22.74 kmpl. The availability of CNG variants adds to Alto 800’s attraction. We are sure new Alto 800 will be cherished by the value conscious customers across India.”
The suspension of the Alto 800 has been better tuned for optimum performance on Indian roads. The New Alto 800 will also be exported to Latin American and African countries from January 2013 onwards. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Std is priced at Rs 2.44 lakhs, LX at Rs 2.76 lakhs, LXi at Rs 2.99 lakhs. While CNG models start at Rs 3.19 lakhs, LX at Rs 3.37 lakhs and LXi at Rs 3.56 lakhs.
2013 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Engine :
2013 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Engine. | The company will also roll out a CNG model of Alto 800 which will be priced at around Rs. 40,000/premium. The Alto 800 will face a fierce competition from Hyundai’s Eon and the facelifted Chevrolet Spark which will be launched soon. Apart from it, other manufacturers in India are also trying to roll out their models in this segment which will further intensify the competition. Alto has been a top selling car for Maruti Suzuki in the past years and witnessed all time high of 24,000 units a month last fiscal, but the sales have decreased in the past few months and with Alto 800, the company is looking to regain its position.
The all new Alto 800 will be a driver’s delight. A refined engine that delivers a torque of 69Nm @ 3500 rpm, improved by 11 per cent, will prove valuable for city driving that requires better pick up and frequent gear changes. The new cable shift transmission with detent pin technology and a Diagonal Shift Assist lead to precise gear shifting to make driving much smoother and more convenient. The suspension of the Alto 800 has been better tuned for optimum performance on Indian roads.
To power the newly overhauled series of the Maruti’s famous hatchback, a proficient 796cc engine, adopted from the previous generation of Alto, has been employed by the Indo Japanese makers that is capable of cranking up to a maximum of 47.5bhp at 6000rpm for a peak 69Nm of torque generated at 3500rpm. Performing way better than both Maruti Alto and Maruti 800, the new Maruti Alto 800 delivers equally good results for both of its petrol and CNG line ups. The mileage is excellent, and both kinds of fuel consumers offer exactly the same power and torque outputs.