Spotted first earlier this-month, Maruti Suzuki has today launched a facelifted version of the Alto 800 in India. Priced ranging from Rs. 2.49 lakh and Rs. 3.76 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Alto 800 facelift gets new shades, a re-styled front fascia, revised interiors and more features.
This is the Alto 800’s first facelift since its launch in 2012, The 2016 model gains minor exterior changes including a smaller nose grille, new headlights with yellow lens for the turn indicators, new front grille, revised bumpers which now get housings for fog lamps, revised wheel caps and new tail lamps. Further the overall length has been increased by 35mm resulting in added interior space.
Inside, changes are limited to a revised new seat fabrics and storage spaces in the doorpads. Top-end variants also get integrated headrests for the rear seats, a rear spoiler, remote locking and child-safety locks on the rear doors. A driver-side airbag is optional across all variants, but ABS is still not offered. Finally the passenger side ORVM is now a part of standard equipment.
The Alto 800 facelift has a certified fuel efficiency of 24.7 KMPL (earlier 22.74 KMPL), up by 9%. In CNG mode the car returns 33.44 km/kg (earlier 30.46 km/kg), an improvement of around 10%. It gets a 796cc, 3-cyl petrol engine offering 47 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 69 Nm of torque @ 3,500 rpm mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Maruti has also added a new brake booster to improve the car’s braking.
The Alto 800 facelift will be available in 6 colours (2 of which are new) – Mojito Green (exclusive colour for the new Swift), Cerulean Blue (new), Superior White, Silky Silver, Granite Grey and Blazing Red.
The Alto 800 facelift will compete with the likes of Hyundai Eon, Renault Kwid and the upcoming Datsun Redigo, and the company has already started working on an all-new model which is expected to be launched in 2018. Currently, it is priced Rs. 13,000 less than the Renault Kwid which starts at Rs 2.62 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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