Our good friend at Motorbeam has test droven the all-new Maruti Alto 800, even before the official launch and shared the details of the car. The country’s best-selling car is about to get major facelift, and this is the first model change after 11 long years. A brand new version of the Maruti Alto is scheduled to be launched on October 16th, well in time for the festive season. Now the only thing that remains is to see how Maruti will price this baby.
On the inside, the interior quality is certainly improved compared to the current-Alto (F8D) and also get all-new dual tone upholstery. The dashboard too is all new. It is raised at the centre to accommodate the new aircon vents like in A-star. The side aircon vents are now semi-circular. The aircon controls however are the same from the previous Alto, while the steering wheel is all new borrowed from the Zen Estilo. There is just a single dial in the instrument console with a host of tell-tale lights, but the amount of storage spaces seem to have gone-up.
The current-Alto (F8D) is not comfortable for person with 5.8+ heights. So inorder to make get rid of this problem Maruti Suzuki engineers has grown the Alto 800 significantly taller, this means more headroom inside. To be exact the headroom has increased by 15mm. And it’s not just the headroom that has gone up. There are also the scooped out front seats that liberate 15mm of rear kneeroom, just like in the K10. You also get single piece seats up front while the rear seat is pretty much the same as the outgoing car.
The miscellaneous changes on the inside, the availability of 4-door mounted speakers like its elder siblings and the ORVMs can be controlled from the inside with a knob. The trusted sources say, the ride quality has improved quite a bit and the car doesn’t feel as flighty as before at high speeds. The steering feel has become heavier though. Considering most people will use this car mostly in the city, a lighter steering would have been better.
Interestingly, the booking amount for the new Maruti Alto 800 is kept as low as Rs. 5000/-. Probably, it is a measure to attract large number of bookings. Also, this low booking amount has been a welcome move by the car maker and especially when the festive season is near.
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