Recently, we reported that Maruti Suzuki plans to launch a replacement of Maruti 800 and Maruti Alto, which is expected to launch by early-December. Surprisingly, today Oncars.in has managed to catch the first ever clear spy picture of which they claim is a successor to the 800’s replacement. By the looks of it, the car clearly resembles the computer-generated image which was earlier rendered by AutoCarIndia.
From the images, it is evident that 800’s replacement will have an all new design philosophy and this can be a plus point of the car. The front end of the vehicle boosts muscular and chunky design, quite unlike the old Maruti 800′s plain-jane breadbox looks. The car comes with headlamps that look to be inspired by the Ford Figo. But the front grille is small and has a prominent ‘S’ emblem (Suzuki) in the centre with a single chrome slat, while the air dam has the Renault Pulse like makeover.
The side profile of the car showcases the typical Maruti Suzuki style with wheel arches and bolstered shoulder-line which adds some heavy looks to the car. The LXi version seen here has smart looking wheel-caps – but these again look inspired from the Figo’s. The roofline is slightly taller than the current Alto but not tall enough to call this vehicle a tall-boy hatch. The car will be powered by an 800cc engine which is said to be the new engine with newer emission norms and it will comply with newer emission norms.
Coming to the rear, the shape and design chosen for the rear end taillight is quite different from the current car models that already are being sold in the Indian car market. The car has a look of i20 with its swept-back design and taillight. The boot lids of A-star or the Swift are too short, but the new model has conventional designs of boot lids. The car had an “LXi” badge in the right bottom corner of the boot lid. Sincerely speaking, it feels like inspired by a lot of cars that are on-sale in India.
Source – OnCars.in