Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is a very important car for the homegrown automaker as it has been the best-selling model since it was launched in the country. The Alto 800 carries the legacy of two of the best-selling cars of all time, the Maruti 800 and the original Maruti Suzuki Alto. Called the people’s car of the country, the Alto 800 is always the first choice of any buyer who is looking to purchase a car in the entry-level hatchback segment. The Alto 800 comes with a futuristic design, lighter weight, and modern comfort and safety features that make it stay ahead of its predecessors. It is clearly the best mass market car of all time and has garnered a cult following over the years.
In the entry-level hatchback category, the Maruti Suzuki Alto rivals with the likes of Hyundai Eon, Renault Kwid, etc. The car comes in 10 variants namely Alto 800 STD, Alto 800 STD (O), Alto 800 LX, Alto 800 LX (O), Alto 800 LXi, Alto 800 LXi (Airbag), Alto 800 Vxi, Alto 800 Vxi (Airbag), Alto 800 CNG and Alto 800 CNG (O). The prices of the Hatchback start at Rs 2.49 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). Moreover, the Alto 800 is available in eight trendy colours – Absolute Black, Auburn Brown, Mojito Green, Blazing Red, Silky Silver, Cerulean Blue, Granite Grey and Superior White.
Under the hood, Used Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 comes fitted with a 3-cylinder, 0.8-litre engine that produces 48 PS of maximum power while churning out 69 Nm of peak torque. The motor is mated with a 5-speed gearbox. The petrol-powered versions of the Alto 800 deliver a remarkable fuel efficiency figure of 22.74 kmpl while the CNG-powered ones come with an ARAI-tested fuel mileage figure of 30.46 km/kg. It has a fuel tank capacity of 35 litres.
The interior of the Alto 800 carries the basic set of features, as it is the company’s offering in the entry-level car segment. The seats are good and comfortable, and offer better headroom than the original Alto. The cabin can accommodate five adults, however, it will be a more comfortable seating in case of four persons. The quality of the seat fabric and plastics on the dashboard show the cost-cutting strategy of the Indian auto giant. It gets a boot space of 177-litres that can help in storing luggage for short distance travel.
From the outside, it gets a refreshed look, however, it is fully based on the original Maruti Alto. From the side, the new Alto 800 looks like a typical Maruti Suzuki with flared arches and noteworthy straight shoulder line. It gets a more contemporary design that flaunts funky-looking headlamps. The new Alto 800 also features fog lamps.
There are Used Hyundai Eon, Used Volkswagen Polo and Used Ford Figo with Maruti Suzuki Alto Cars in the same segment.
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