Maruti Alto 800 Facelift First Drive & Transmission

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Overview

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is an entry level hatchback and is powered by a 796cc petrol engine, that is mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. The Alto 800 has a ground clearance of 160mm, which helps overcome bad roads. A short exterior length of 3,430 mm along with an electronic power steering make the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 maneuverable in city traffic. The car is also available in a CNG option, making it more economical to use. Certified mileage of the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is 24.7 km/l for the petrol variants and 33.44 km/kg for the CNG version. These figures are the best in its segment, making the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 a value for money option. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 in Tryaldrive

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Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Design

The front fascia is where the majority of the changes have been done. Rather going for the thin chrome grille with body colored slat, the carmaker has given a solid piece of plastic that neatly flows between the headlights and the airdam. Due to the updated front, the car looks wider in proportion. The headlamps cluster now features amber-colored housing for the turn indicators. The automaker has included fog lamps which were not there in the earlier model. The side profile is similar and showcases the simple straight shoulder line. The rear end features crystal-like tail lamps and some sculpting which are carried forward from the previous model. The bumper design is also the same with the space for registration plate carved out at the bottom. Overall, there are changes at outside but to find out what’s everything new, you need to be an Alto fan.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Cabin

Inside, what looks fresh is the new fabric design embossed on the door panels and revised upholstery for the seats. The plastic on the dashboard is slightly on a better side but still behind the competition. The same three-spoke steering wheel feels is as solid it was before. The backrests of the front seats in the new Alto 800 have been nicely created to make more space. The seats also offer adequate bolstering and comfort for the daily commute. The rear seats can conveniently absorb two adult passengers while the front has a reasonable amount of head and leg room for individuals with average height.

As far as the audio system is concerned, Maruti offers a single-din unit with connectivity options such as USB, Aux-In, and FM. The sound quality that comes from the 2-speakers is decent enough to keep you calm and relaxed in your day to day commute. Other convenient features in the car include front power windows, remote keyless entry, utility rack, driver and co-passenger storage pocket, and front and rear console for bottle holder.Overall, the car offers almost a bit of everything in the limited budget. However, some basic features that are present in the rivals are still missing in this car.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Gearbox

The Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is powered by a 796cc F8D petrol engine that generates 47hp of max power at 6,000 rpm and 69Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm for the petrol variant. For the CNG version, power figures go down to 40hp and 60Nm. The engine is reasonably silent and offers good drivability for negotiating city traffic.The Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 has a 5-speed cable type manual transmission that offers easy gear shifting. A light clutch further adds to the urban credentials of the car but it does not have a dead pedal.

The Maruti Suzuki Alto 800’s petrol engine delivers 24.7 km/l and with the CNG powered version, the fuel-efficiency goes up to 30.44 km/kg. These mileage figures are the best in their segment, leading to low-running costs.The carmaker has added new thermal ignition system in the car which has bettered the fuel efficiency by 9 percent. The new Maruti Alto 800 now returns 24.7kmpl as compared to 22.7kmpl in the previous version. The CNG powered Alto 800 returns mouth-watering mileage of 33.44km/kg.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Driving

The car is able to deliver the decent ride quality given its dynamics. The suspension setup has been carried forward. The ride quality is pliant and the suspension reduces the jerks arising from speed bump and potholes. The vehicle gives comfortable ride quality at low speeds. So it’s better to keep the needle below 80kmph to avoid bouncy experience.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Safety

In terms of safety, the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 comes with an option of a driver airbag on all variants. Apart from that, it has an immobilizer on all trims along with a high-mounted stop lamp.Braking performance of the car is satisfactory and will do the job keeping the regular driving style in mind. On the safety front, the new Alto 800 comes with driver side airbag with features such as front wiper and washer, collapsible door locking, headlight leveling, engine immobilizer and central locking.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Price in New Delhi

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Ex-Showroom Price in New Delhi ranges from 2,45,566/- (Alto 800 Standard) to 3,71,494/- (Alto 800 LXI CNG Optional). Get best offers for Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 from Maruti Suzuki Dealers in New Delhi.Check for Alto 800 price in New Delhi at Carzprice

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Verdict

The car which has successfully and convincingly beat competition over the years—including Tata Nano and Hyundai Eon—has now run into far younger and tougher rivals. In some areas, such as engine performance and ride quality, the new Alto 800 enjoys an edge. In others, such as design and cabin space, it loses out. Prices start from Rs 2.45 lakh for the STD variant and go up to Rs 3.30 lakh for top-end VXi (O). The car is available in CNG (only LXi trim) from Rs 3.66 lakh to Rs 3.72 lakh.

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