Maruti Suzuki country’s biggest car manufacturer, after its high time confirmed that the mature Maruti Suzuki 800 and the Alto will be replace with new and more contemporary product Maruti Alto 800 in the festival season of 2012.
The company has always offered its consumers affordable and fully-featured cars. Now company immense speculations have been revolving around an attempt, to firm competition against the ‘World’s cheapest car’, Tata Nano.
Maruti Suzuki, has suffered a huge fall in sales due to its Manesar lock out, now looking to prompt track to launch of its New Alto 800 to push up volumes at Gurgaon plant.
Maruti is considering launching the CNG variant in states where it did not have presence so far. The main reason cited behind the brilliant sales of Alto was the incorporation of K-series engine, which has at par performance.
The interiors of the new Maruti Alto 800 are impressive and positively better than M800. The centre properly designed and has information system placed on the top. The headrests will be present for the front seats. The height has been increased as compared to Alto and M800. The boot-lid too is conventional and more legroom for the passengers.
The front profile of the car will get swept-back headlights, petite front grille and the lower grille would have a hexagonal shape. The rear profile is clean, neat and edgy. The front end of the vehicle is the money shot here as it shows the new design philosophy. Maruti Suzuki has gone the Hyundai and Ford way with a prominent hexagonal air-dam upfront.
The headlights too are like none other in the Maruti Suzuki camp, but seem to be inspired by the Ford Figo’s design. The winglets on the front bumper and the prominent creases on the bonnet. The windows are large, though they follow design lines that are similar to the A-star.
Coming to the engine and other technical specifications the vehicle is powered with 800cc engine with 0.8 litre petrol engine that would be compatible with the future emission rules. This will not only push the car in churning out decent power figures translating into a much better fuel economy.
The car will however face a tough competition with Hyundai i10, Ford Figo, Hyundai Santro and more. With sky rocket prices, an affordable price tag and better fuel economy, the new Maruti Alto 800 is expected to sub-Rs. 2 lacs. The test runs on the car have already begun. Till now there hasn’t been any news about the exact launch date of the new Maruti Alto 800.