Maruti Alto 800

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  • Economy
    Mileage
    30.5 km/kg
    Service cost
    `3,844 /yr
  • Performance
    Engine
    796 cc 
    BHP
    47.3
  • Comfort
    A/C
    Yes
    Power Steering
    Yes
  • Safety
    Central Lock
    No
    Brake Assist
    No
  • EMI
    Duration
    5 years
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January 14, 2016: Maruti Suzuki has announced that it will now offering driver airbag in its Alto series. The safety feature will be provided as an optional attribute from the base variant of Alto 800. The addition means that the buyers can now experience improved safety in Maruti’s entry-level hatchback. The carmaker is also offering left side rear view mirror with all variants of Alto. The announcement comes at a time when Indian Government recently said that it will make airbags mandatory in all cars.

Maruti Alto 800 price list

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    STD
    796 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 22.74 kmpl
    `2.6 Lakh*
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    Std Optional
    796 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 22.74 kmpl
    `2.6 Lakh*
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    LX
    796 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 22.74 kmpl
    `2.9 Lakh*
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    LX Optional
    796 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 22.74 kmpl
    `3.0 Lakh*
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    LXI
    796 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 22.74 kmpl
    `3.2 Lakh*
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    LXI Optional
    796 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 22.74 kmpl
    `3.2 Lakh*
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    VXI
    796 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 22.74 kmpl
    `3.3 Lakh*
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    VXI Airbag
    796 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 22.74 kmpl
    `3.3 Lakh*
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    CNG LXI
    796 cc,  Manual, CNG, 30.46 km/kg
    `3.7 Lakh*
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    CNG LXI Optional
    796 cc,  Manual, CNG, 30.46 km/kg
    `3.8 Lakh*
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Alto 800 color options

  • New Granite Grey

  • New Torque Blue

  • Silky silver

  • New Blazing Red

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Specifications

Variants Fuel Type Mileage Transmission Engine Description Power
City Highway
STD Petrol 17.0 kmpl 22.74 kmpl Manual 796cc 
47.3bhp @ 6000rpm
Std Optional 17.0 kmpl 22.74 kmpl Manual 796cc 
47.3bhp @ 6000rpm
LX 17.0 kmpl 22.74 kmpl Manual 796cc 
47.3bhp @ 6000rpm
LX Optional 17.0 kmpl 22.74 kmpl Manual 796cc 
47.3bhp @ 6000rpm
LXI 17.0 kmpl 22.74 kmpl Manual 796cc 
47.3bhp @ 6000rpm
LXI Optional 17.0 kmpl 22.74 kmpl Manual 796cc 
47.3bhp @ 6000rpm
VXI 17.0 kmpl 22.74 kmpl Manual 796cc 
47.3bhp @ 6000rpm
VXI Airbag 17.0 kmpl 22.74 kmpl Manual 796cc 
47.3bhp @ 6000rpm
CNG LXI CNG 28.29 km/kg 30.46 km/kg Manual 796cc 
47.3bhp @ 6000rpm
CNG LXI Optional 28.29 km/kg 30.46 km/kg Manual 796cc 
47.3bhp @ 6000rpm

Maruti Alto 800 review

Overview

Introduction







Maruti Suzuki has built its brand in India strong on the basis of models like 800 and Alto, with Swift, Dzire and Wagon R pillaring the rest of the foundation. After the discontinuation of the legendary 800, Maruti introduced the all-new Alto 800 and it just continued the success story. The new Alto 800 continued its run with the torch high up in its new avatar and is still doing so, which proves the model’s popularity.





Pros



1.Frugal engine; amazing fuel economy.

2.Capable city car to drive, good ride quality.

3.  Maruti Suzuki’s unmatched sales and service network.

4. Low cost of ownership.



Cons



1. Not-so-pleasing design. Especially when compared to the Eon and Kwid.

2. Thin seats, cramped rear bench. Negligible leg and shoulder room.

3. Lacklustre highway performance. Strictly limited to intra-city use.



Stand Out Features



Optional airbags on every variant. A welcome move.

Pliant ride quality. Doesn’t get thrown off by the odd pothole.



Overview






Since 2004, Alto has been the top selling car in the country and to maintain the feat for more than a decade is nothing short of extraordinary. The new Alto 800 is built on the same platform of its predecessor but is now stiffer. Maruti has stuck to the same formula of the old Alto and kept the changes to the design and ergonomics of the car much like the old one. The new Alto looks simple and aims to satisfy the mass market consumers with the basics..



Exterior





The new Alto 800 is aimed to please all and thus gets a neutral design that neither stands out nor too plain. Maruti has used what they term as a Wavefront design which gives the new Alto its lines and curves.



To the front, the Alto 800 gets a twin grille along with a trapezoidal shaped bumper, much similar to the old Figo. The petal shaped headlamps budge out and there’s a chin spoiler kind of design. The bumper is plain and flat, devoid of any creases. Unlike it’s bigger sibling (the K10), the Alto 800 does not get foglamps or even foglamp housings for that matter.  

To the sides, there’s a prominent shoulder line that runs the length of the car and defined wheels arches add some emotion. However, the tiny wheels look almost cartoon-ish, giving the car a very tall stance. The window area is nice and large and takes up most of the real-estate on the side. It also gets some black moulding to protect it from nudges and dents.








The roof swoops down while shoulder crease goes up making the rear window smaller than the older car. At the rear, the Alto 800 looks simple but the higher stance and the smaller tyres look odd. The light weight of the car is displayed through light doors that feel fragile. The roof has been given a ribbed finish for added stiffness.



The Alto 800 is a rather narrow car. In fact, its width is lower than the Tata Nano too! This does hamper in-cabin space; a place where immediate rivals like the Kwid and the Datsun Go score brownie points.






Interiors






The Alto 800 gets completely redone interiors that has look modern and functional too. You can choose from brown or grey interiors. The seats and the steering wheel remain black irrespective.




The seats are flat and don’t offer much cushioning, but that is expected for the price point of the car. The seating position is low as is the steering wheel. The

At the rear, the going gets tough for more than two passengers. Even more if the front passenger and driver are big. It gets even worse if you happen to be tall. You will find yourself too close to the roof and the integrated headrests will be around the nape. Not a good place to be for tall blokes, that's for sure.  



The steering wheel is of comfortable size and nicely placed to hold. The grainy texture on the steering wheel is slightly off-putting, but that is pretty much the norm in the segment. The access to the horn is comfortable and the placement of the pedals is also good, reiterating our point of functional design.



 The instrument cluster is a simple one with an analogue speedometer with everything else going digital. We have a odometer and two trip meters but a tachometer is absent. A simple, functional design - that’s about it.




The ‘V’ shaped centre console hosts the HVAC controls and a place for your aftermarket music system, as the Alto doesn’t offer one in any trim. The centre AC vents sit atop a dome like design above the AC controls. The AC is a strong unit capable of cooling down the car adequately but the centre vents cannot be shut down completely.




Storage space is there but in tiny proportions though the glove box is big enough. There’s a cut out above the glove box and another one at the bottom of the centre console for storing your oddities.  




At 177-litres of space, the boot is good enough for the segment and the rear seat can be folded down to expand the luggage space.



Performance










The Alto 800 runs with the same F8D 796 cc that its predecessor passed on to it, but gets some upgrades in the form of lighter materials used in construction. The engine is a teeny bit powerful too with 47 hp at 6000 rpm and 69 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm. The company has worked on the engine to make it peppier in the low range and the gearbox has also been given a workout. The engine runs smooth in the low revs but the typical clattering of a three-cylinder comes alive as the speed increases and the lack of any insulation doesn’t help.



The Alto 800 is a formidable city car, rightly displayed by its characteristics. The new cable type gearbox is a huge improvement and works the gears smoothly, slotting them into respective positions without a problem. Couple that to the light clutch and the city driving becomes a delight. Highways are the Achilles heel for the Alto 800 as the car will surely be overpowered by every other car except Nano. With 22.74 km/l, Alto 800 offers tremendous fuel economy too!



Ride and Handling





The Alto gets gas charged front and rear dampers, offering excellent ride quality that is hard to come by in this segment. Almost all the irregularities of the roads are well absorbed by the car. As long as the car is in the city, the Alto 800 doesn’t fail to satiate your transporting needs. On the highways however, the Alto suffers from vertical movements and the feedback, or the lack of, from the tiny tires does nothing to improve your confidence.





The light steering helps in the city driving but lacks feedback on the highways. The feedback becomes vague from the steering as the speeds rise, so it is best to keep the car driving in the city or under 90 km/h.   



Safety






Though Alto 800 scores well as a city car, it fails to offer any kind of safety features apart from a driver side airbag. Thankfully, the airbags are now an option across all trim levels of the hatch. Ticking the airbag option adds 10 thousand rupees to the cost. An option you should definitely tick with your eyes closed!




Variants







The new Maruti Alto 800 is available in four variants - Alto 800, LX, LXi and VXi.

The base Alto 800 variant is the barest of the ones you can get, even the sun visor is available for driver only. Features include grey interiors, floor carpet, bottle and can holders, engine immobiliser, front wiper and washer and collapsible steering.



The LX variant gets you B & C pillar upper trims, AC with heater, front door map pocket, fabric seat upholstery, remote fuel lid opener and a sun visor for front passenger too.



Go for the LXi variant if you are looking for better exterior in the form of body coloured bumpers, chrome accentuated front grille, full wheel covers, silver accents for the interior and creature comforts like front power window (no rear power windows on any variant), power steering and remote back door opener.



For the fully loaded VXi variant, you get rear spoiler, internally adjustable ORVMs, audio system with USB, Aux-in and Radio support, front speakers, accessory socket, rear parcel tray, and central door locking.Verdict



Verdict




The Maruti Alto 800 is a great city car. If you need a no-nonsense economical set of wheels to commute from point A to point B, the 800 is or you! For those looking for a bit of style or more power, there’s its bigger sibling - the Alto K10.





Maruti Alto 800 price

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STD
(Petrol)
2,56,633 2,76,500 2,81,229 2,72,833 2,73,917 2,67,605 2,81,577   Get On Road Price  
Std Optional
(Petrol)
2,62,686 2,82,661 2,87,588 2,78,993 2,80,101 2,73,766 2,87,882   Get On Road Price  
LX
(Petrol)
2,93,461 3,13,949 3,19,818 3,10,340 3,11,471 3,05,060 3,19,892   Get On Road Price  
LX Optional
(Petrol)
2,99,514 3,20,109 3,26,177 3,16,500 3,17,654 3,11,221 3,26,197   Get On Road Price  
LXI
(Petrol)
3,16,181 3,33,233 3,42,662 3,33,065 3,33,684 3,27,970 3,43,558   Get On Road Price  
LXI Optional
(Petrol)
3,22,233 3,39,393 3,49,022 3,39,226 3,39,867 3,34,131 3,49,863   Get On Road Price  
VXI
(Petrol)
3,29,894 3,47,190 3,76,503 3,65,848 3,66,588 3,41,927 3,57,843   Get On Road Price  
VXI Airbag
(Petrol)
3,33,655 3,51,009 3,57,070 3,47,022 3,47,693 3,60,753 3,77,110   Get On Road Price  
CNG LXI
(CNG)
3,73,752 3,95,656 4,03,158 3,91,670 3,92,507 3,86,575 4,00,213   Get On Road Price  
CNG LXI Optional
(CNG)
3,79,838 4,01,817 4,09,517 3,97,830 3,98,690 3,92,736 4,06,435   Get On Road Price  

Road test

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  • Common Man's Car
    By Dr.Arun Babu.N.B.| April 05, 2016 | 370 Views
    Look and Style: Good look. Not muscular. The looks are good hence, the Alto K10 is given a makeover to look like Alto 800. Comfort: I am 5'11" and I can sit comfortably in the car, there is enough leg room. On high speeds, above 120kmph, the car may wobble and may sway when a bus or lorry passes by it at high speed. This car is not made for... Read Full Review
  • Alto LXI - The Best 4 Wheeler for a Nuclear Family
    By Arun| February 25, 2016 | 342 Views
    Look and Style: Awesome Looks which distinguish it from its other competitors in the market. ComfortL Very Good comfort, driver and co-passenger comforts are really appreciable. Pickup: Great Pickup, I drove my Alto even in hilly and terrain regions with no backward jerks. Mileage: Mileage is the best feature of this car, best in class city mileage... Read Full Review
  • Alto LXi: Value for Money
    By Raja| December 08, 2015 | 958 Views
    Look and Style: The car has an evergreen look and chassis, built and used for decades on Indian roads, one cannot go wrong with the looks of an Alto in this compact segment. Comfort: The ride quality is decent and at par with road conditions and gives sufficient value for money. Pickup: Considering this fuel efficient 800cc engine, the pickup is re... Read Full Review
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Maruti Alto 800 in news

  • Maruti Suzuki Announces Driver Airbag for Alto Series
    Posted On | January 19, 2016 | 13387 Views
    Maruti has announced it will be offering driver airbag in Alto series. It comes at a time when Indian Government recently said that it will make airbags mandatory in cars. Read Full News
  • Alto 800 Onam Limited Edition Launched by Maruti
    Posted On | August 19, 2015 | 28046 Views
    After Volkswagen, Maruti also seems to be dipping in the festive pool with the Alto 800. They launched ‘Onam’ Limited Edition of the Alto 800 and also delivered 3,000 cars of various segments in one day. According to a Maruti official, out of these 3,000 cars, 1,000 units were of the Alto 800. These cars were delivered on the auspicious occasion of the first day of Malayalam month 'Chingam'. Read Full News
  • Suzuki Releases Images of New Alto
    Posted On | December 18, 2014 | 30830 Views
    The Japanese automaker Suzuki Motors which retails its cars with the brand name Maruti Suzuki in India, has officially released the images of new hatchback Alto Kei. The car will first be launched in Japan on December 22, 2014 and then will make its way to other parts of the world. In terms of design, the front fascia of car gets kind of retro look with flat front and trapezoidal headlights. Read Full News
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