The next-generation Maruti Alto will be based on the new HEARTECT platform.
It is no secret that Maruti Suzuki is working on the next-generation Alto hatchback. The company has already started testing the new Alto on Indian roads. A new media reports claim that the new Maruti Alto is likely to be launched in June or July 2019. The report further claims that Maruti Suzuki has stopped production of the current Alto 800 hatchback in India.
Maruti Suzuki had launched the Alto hatchback in September 2000 in India. The new safety and crash test norms will come into effect by October 2019. The upcoming crash test norms will include full frontal impact, off-set front and side impact tests. Adding to it, the government will bring the stringent BSVI emission norms by April 2020. All these have forced the automakers to upgrade their existing models. In fact, number of cars will be discontinued from the market before the end of this year. Read – 5 Big Changes Expected in New-Gen Maruti Suzuki Alto
The outgoing Maruti Alto won’t meet the upcoming safety and crash test norms. It is expected that the new-generation model will be based on the new HEARTECT platform that also underpins the Wagon R hatchback. What’s interesting is that the report claims that the next-gen Alto will only be available with a 1.0-litre petrol engine options. Also See – Tata plans to launch a new small hatch to rival Kwid and Alto
It will be called the Maruti Alto K10 and will rival the likes of Renault Kwid and Hyundai Santro. The new model will have a SUV-ish styling and is expected to be inspired by the Concept Future S unveiled at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The next-gen Alto will grow in size and will offer more space inside the cabin. It will also receive a major bump in price. Previous media reports also claim that the new model could receive the new 666cc, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which is more powerful than the 800cc engine.
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