The updated new Maruti Alto 800 has started reaching showrooms in India. Maruti has been rigorously testing this model and while this was a tact to introduce the new safety norms, the car also got a facelift. While the official announcement of the prices hasn’t happened yet, we expect Maruti to send in a release within a couple of days. So, without further ado, here are the changes in the new Maruti Alto 800.
New Maruti Alto 800 specifics
The design has undergone an update too. However, it isn’t your crow turning in to a swan story either. The new Maruti Alto 800 looks pretty much the same as before. This time, the grille is bigger while the airdam has a wider profile too. There is an Ignis-like look to the vehicle now. A look from the side will confirm that there aren’t any changes here while the rear too is no different. However, there are no more badges like LXi or VXi and you will know why in this special feature as well.
Inside, the all-black interior has been replaced with dual tone upholstery. This still is a bare basic car and the lower trims don’t get a stereo system too. What though one will get is a driver airbag, ABS with EBD, front seat belt reminder, seat belts for all the occupants and rear parking sensors as standard. There is also a high speed warning alert on offer. The optional equipment includes a passenger side airbag. The new Maruti Alto 800, we believe, has also been updated to the new crash test safety norms.
Are there any other changes under the hood?
Unfortunately, not at the moment. The Alto 800 continues to run the trusty 800cc 48PS/69Nm, 3-cylinder petrol motor. This one is BS-IV compliant at the moment and is paired to a 5-speed manual. It is likely that the efficiency may have gone up in the process. However, details are awaited at the moment.
The new Maruti Alto 800 will compete with the Renault Kwid 800 and the Datsun redi-GO. The slow selling Eon too is competition.