The refreshed Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 has began reaching supplier stockyards. The hatchback has obtained gentle styling tweaks and a protracted record of security upgrades, as norms stipulating the usual fitment of security options have come into impact from this month.
Similar to the lately up to date Alto Okay10, the Alto 800 now comes geared up with ABS, EBD, a driver-side airbag (twin airbags in increased variants), reverse parking sensors, speed-alert system, and driver and co-driver seat-belt reminder. All these security additions will make the Alto 800 compliant with the Automotive Trade Customary (AIS) 145 security norms.
Together with the aforementioned security upgrades, the Alto additionally will get gentle styling tweaks upfront, with a brand new bumper and grille. The mannequin stays unchanged in any other case, when seen from the surface. With this replace, Maruti appears to have ditched the ‘Alto 800’ moniker and this mannequin now carries simply the ‘Alto’ badge.
On the within, the 2019 Maruti Suzuki Alto sees main adjustments – the automobile now comes with the identical dashboard and steering wheel because the Alto Okay10. This implies, the Alto 800’s interiors now get dual-tone black and beige end on the dashboard, door pads and seats, which livens up issues a bit. The automobile comes with a primary music system that’s geared up with USB and AUX. The mannequin, nonetheless, doesn’t get the Alto Okay10’s instrument cluster and continues with the one supplied on the pre-update Alto 800.
Underneath the hood, anticipate the brand new Maruti Suzuki Alto to proceed with the identical 796cc petrol engine that’s good for 48hp and is mated to a 5-speed handbook gearbox. There isn’t a AMT gearbox on supply.
Costs for the refreshed Alto usually are not out but; nonetheless, we anticipate Maruti Suzuki to cost round Rs 15,000-25,000 extra over the outgoing mannequin.
Similar to the Alto Okay10, the upgraded Alto can be a stop-gap association as a result of Maruti is predicted to launch an all-new mannequin later this yr as a result of stringent crash take a look at norms that come into impact throughout that point.
The refreshed Alto will see competitors from the Datsun Redigo and the Renault Kwid and may very well be the most affordable automobile in India to be obtainable with a regular airbag and ABS.