The new Maruti Alto 800 2016 receives some cosmetic and features upgrades, while the engine remains same – i.e. 796cc, 47bhp petrol.
Attributes that have worked in favour of the Maruti Alto are its compact design, high fuel efficiency and most importantly affordable pricing.
The 2016 Maruti Alto 800 new model was launched in India in May 2016 at a starting price of Rs 2.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The facelifted Maruti Alto 800 received some cosmetic and features upgrades along with two new colours. The hatchback’s new model continues to feature the old 796cc, 47bhp petrol and CNG powered engines paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Though, the gasoline motor has been tuned for achieving high thermal efficiency with low friction losses. As a result, the 2016 Alto 800 is claimed to be 9% more fuel efficient than the previous model.
Read Comparison: Maruti Alto 800 New Vs Old Model – Comparison
|Variant||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|STD||Rs 2.49 lakh|
|LX||Rs 2.83 lakh|
|LXI||Rs 3.09 lakh|
|LXI CNG||Rs 3.70 lakh|
|VXI||Rs 3.28 lakh|
|STD (O)||Rs 2.55 lakh|
|LX (O)||Rs 2.89 lakh|
|LXI (O)||Rs 3.15 lakh|
|LXI CNG (O)||Rs 3.76 lakh|
|VXI (O)||Rs 3.34 lakh|
Being on the top spot for almost a decade is not an easy task but Maruti Alto has been able to do it. In fact the Alto 800 has overtaken the M800 in terms of overall sales. Two thing that helped the vehicle retain the top-spot are – smart pricing and high fuel efficiency.
|Engine||796cc F8D Petrol|
|Maximum Power||47bhp at 6000rpm|
|Maximum Torque||69Nm at 3500rpm|
The 2016 Maruti Alto 800 facelift is powered by the same 796cc petrol engine that used to power the discontinued version. This churns out a maximum power of 47pbhp against 69Nm of torque. The hatchback’s facelifted model is claimed to be 9% more fuel efficient than the previous model. Mileage figures of the new Maruti Alto 800 stand at 24.77kmpl. This also makes it one of the most fuel-efficient cars in its segment.
Transmission on offer is a 5-speed manual gearbox. Similar to the regular petrol model, the hatchback’s CNG powered engine delivers 47bhp of power and 69Nm of torque. This powertrain is now claimed to be 10% more fuel efficient than before. The new Alto 800 CNG delivers an impressive mileage of 33.44km/kg. The 2016 Maruti Alto 800 new model also gets new-generation 6.5-inch brake booster for better braking performance.
Length (mm) – 3430
Width (mm) – 1490
Height(mm) – 1475
Wheelbase (mm) – 2360
Ground Clearance (mm) – 165
Kerb Weight (kg) – 725
Seating Capacity – 5 people
Turning radius- 4.6 metre
Fuel Tank – 35 litre
Front & Rear tyre size – 145/180 R12 (Tubeless)
The Maruti Alto 800 is available in six exciting colours: Frost Blue, Blazing Red, Torque Blue, Granite Grey, Silky Silver and Superior White.
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The 2016 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 isn’t an exceptional looking car especially against a rival like Renault Kwid, but it looks plain and simple. The Maruti Alto 800 new model features an aero-edge design that not only enhances its aerodynamic performance, but also makes it look sportier than before. The front fascia of the car looks refreshing with a new grille, re-designed headlamps, new bumper and re-positioned Suzuki logo. While the higher trims are equipped with round-shaped fog lamps, the lower trims are devoid of them.
Save for the newly-designed wheels, the side profile of the car remains unchanged. The ORVMs are now standard across all variants. The car’s rear looks quite simple, though it gets a sportier bumper and different tail-lights. The new Maruti Alto 2016 new model is 35mm longer than the old model, thanks to its revised front bumper. The hatchback is now available in a total of 7 colour options – Mojito Green(new*) and Cerulean Blue (new*), Torque Blue, Silky Silver, Granite Grey, Superior White and Blazing Red.
The 2016 Maruti Alto 800 facelift’s cabin gets new dark grey interior theme, new seat upholstery and door trims, and stylish rear seats with integrated headrest. Features like front power windows and central locking come as standard equipment. While, the top-end VXi trim gets a child-safety lock, remote keyless entry and additional utility space at the back. Similar to the old model, the new Maruti Alto 800 2016 comes with optional front airbag.
Things you will like:
• Great mileage
• Smart and affordable price
• Low maintenance
Things you will not like:
• Less cabin space
• Less storage space
• Light in weight
Front – Gas filled Mcpherson strut torsion roll control device
Rear – Coil spring gas filled shock absorber with three link rigid axle and isolated trailing arm
Front – Solid Disc
Rear – Drum