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Maruti Alto LXi

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Alto LXi Overview

  • Mileage (upto)
    19.7 kmpl
  • Engine (upto)
    796 cc
  • BHP
    46.3
  • Transmission
    Manual
  • Service Cost
    Rs.2,642/yr
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Alto LXi Review

Maruti Suzuki India is the leading car maker in the country for quite some time now and the Maruti Alto small car is one of those models that have played a key role in the success of the brand . This entry level car is positioned directly above the Maruti 800 which was responsible for putting the majority of the Indian public on four wheels. Traversing the Indian roads in 6 alluring colors such as Ecru Beige, Silky Silver Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Blue Blaze, Superior White and Fire Brick Red, the Maruti Alto LXI is a BS-IV compliant car. The overall length of this small car is 3495mm, the width is 1475mm, and the height is just 1460mm. The wheel base of the car is 2360mm which shows that the car can seat 4 adults pretty comfortably, the 5th adult can definitely fit in but on the expense of absolute comfort. The car sports a low ground clearance of just 160 mm which often makes the car suffer a bit on bumpy roads or high speed breakers. At present the Maruti Alto uses only petrol and green fuels as the major propellants, the diesel avatar is missing from the product line-up.

Exteriors:

The car is known for its simple styling and exceptional proportionality. The petite frame of the Maruti Alto LXI might as well be deceiving but it is sure that this small car is not so delicate and is a high performer of the entry-level segment. The front of the car flaunts headlights with traditional shape that flank the big black stylish grille bearing the Suzuki logo. Maruti Alto LXI also possesses body colored bumper that perfectly holds the stylish air duct.  The hood bears faint lines emerging from the ends of the grille. Moving on the side profile, the car flaunts black colored outside rear view mirrors (ORVMs) and door handles that make the car look sportier and sharp lines emerging from above the rear wheel and moving to the mid of the rear doors on each side. The elegance element is maintained till the rear end; the tail lamps are again uniquely shaped and the rear bumper is body colored.

Interiors:

The interiors of the car are far more superior to the Maruti 800 as they come equipped with fabric seats, molded carpet and door trims, carpet for the luggage compartment, a lamp for the cabin, pockets on the front doors, electronic tripmeter, floor rear console, glove box, front floor console with cup holders and all new speedometer with a digital indicator for the fuel level. The seats of the car posses integrated headrests and the dashboard sits proudly with a dual tone of black and silver that imbibes a modish feel to the interiors.

Engine & Performance:

The Maruti Alto LXI derives power from the 0.8L 3-cylinder in-line FC petrol engine that has a displacement of 796 cubic centimeters. The engine uses 4 valves per cylinder and MPFI fuel supply system. The valve configuration is SOHC and the engine control is done through a 32 bit computer.

Power:

The 0.8L FC engine is capable of churning out a peak power of 46bhp at 6200 RPM and a peak torque of 62Nm at 3000 RPM . The overall driving experience of this small wonder car is enhanced with the all synchromesh transmission system that uses a 5 speed manual gearbox. The drive type supported is the FWD of front wheel drive.

Mileage:

The Maruti Suzuki cars are known for their durability and high fuel economy and this car is no exception with a city mileage of 14.6kmpl and a highway mileage of 18.9kmpl . The fuel tank capacity of the car is 35 liters which is more than sufficient for a small city car and the emission norms are BSIV (Bharat Stage IV) compliant.

Acceleration & Pick-up:

This small car is capable of attaining a top speed of 137kmph which is pretty impressive for a 796cc engine and the 0-100 acceleration time has been recorded as 17.7 seconds .

Braking & Handling:

The braking aspect of the car is handled by the disc brakes affixed in the front and drum brakes affixed in the rear. The handling of the car is enhanced by the inclusion of power steering and a collapsible steering column. The steering gear type supports rack and pinion arrangement. The tubeless tyres with a size of 145/80 R12 and wheel with a size of 12 inches aid in better handling ; the car has a minimum turn radius of around 4.6 m. The front suspension sported by the Maruti Alto LXI is McPherson strut with torsion type roll control device and rear suspension is coil spring with three link rigid axle and isolated trailing arms. The shock absorbers type is gas filled.

Safety Features:

The basic safety features equipping the car include the clear lens in both the headlamps and the tail lamps, 4-step head lamp leveling device, high mount stop lamp, front and rear seat belts and side-impact beams, booster assisted brakes. Advanced safety features include booster assisted brakes, collapsing steering column, door ajar warning, engine check warning and iCATS security system. Other features like the central locking, child safety locks, airbags anti-theft alarm and an Engine Immobilizer are however absent from the car .

Features:

The Maruti Alto LXI does not offer a plethora of features but whatsoever features are included are pretty good for an entry-level car that offers great mileage and performance and also ensures high level of reliability and durability. The features finding way in the car include the power steering, remote fuel lid opener, warning light for low fuel level, integrated front seats, head restraints on the rear seats, cup-holders in the front, air-conditioning system with heater, electronic multi-tripmeter, glove compartment, rotary control for the AC, tinted glass and manually adjustable external rear view mirror on the right hand side.

Pros

Power steering, Mileage, Engine

Cons

Absence of airbags, power windows and audio player

Key Specifications of Maruti Alto LXi

ARAI Mileage19.7 kmpl
City Mileage15.7 kmpl
Fuel TypePetrol
Engine Displacement (cc)796
Max Power (bhp@rpm)46.3bhp@6200rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)62Nm@3000rpm
Seating Capacity5
TransmissionTypeManual
Fuel Tank Capacity35
Body TypeHatchback

Key Features of Maruti Alto LXi

Multi-function Steering WheelNo
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorNo
Automatic Climate ControlNo
Engine Start Stop ButtonNo
Anti Lock Braking SystemNo
Alloy WheelsNo
Fog Lights - FrontNo
Fog Lights - RearNo
Power Windows RearNo
Power Windows FrontNo
Wheel CoversNo
Passenger AirbagNo
Driver AirbagNo
Power SteeringYes
Air ConditionerYes

Maruti Alto LXi Specifications

Engine and Transmission

Engine TypeIn-Line Engine
Displacement (cc)796
Max Power (bhp@rpm)46.3bhp@6200rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)62Nm@3000rpm
No. of cylinder3
Valves Per Cylinder4
Valve ConfigurationSOHC
Fuel Supply SystemMPFI
Bore X Stroke68.5 x 72.0 mm
Turbo ChargerNo
Super ChargeNo
TransmissionTypeManual
Gear Box5 Speed
Drive TypeFWD
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Fuel & Performance

Fuel TypePetrol
Mileage (ARAI)19.7
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)35
Emission Norm ComplianceBharat Stage IV
Top Speed (Kmph)137km/hr
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Suspension, Steering & Brakes

Front SuspensionMcPherson Strut with torsion type roll control device
Rear SuspensionCoil spring with three link rigid axle & isolated trailing arms
Shock Absorbers TypeGas Filled
Steering TypePower
Steering ColumnCollapsible
Steering Gear TypeRack & Pinion
Turning Radius (Metres)4.6m
Front Brake TypeDisc
Rear Brake TypeDrum
Acceleration17.7 seconds
Acceleration (0-100 kmph)17.7 seconds
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Dimensions & Capacity

Length (mm)3495
Width (mm)1475
Height (mm)1460
Seating Capacity5
Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)160
Wheel Base (mm)2360
Front Tread (mm)1295
Rear Tread (mm)1290
Kerb Weight (Kg)705
Gross Weight (Kg)1140
No of Doors5
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Comfort & Convenience

Power Steering
Power Windows-Front
Power Windows-Rear
Air Conditioner
Heater
Adjustable Steering
Automatic Climate Control
Air Quality Control
Remote Trunk Opener
Remote Fuel Lid Opener
Low Fuel Warning Light
Accessory Power Outlet
Trunk Light
Vanity Mirror
Rear Reading Lamp
Rear Seat Headrest
Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
Cup Holders-Front
Cup Holders-Rear
Rear AC Vents
Heated Seats Front
Heated Seats - Rear
Seat Lumbar Support
Cruise Control
Parking Sensors
Navigation System
Foldable Rear SeatBench Folding
Smart Access Card Entry
KeyLess Entry
Engine Start/Stop Button
Glove Box Cooling
Voice Control
Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles
USB ChargerFront
Central Console Armrest
Tailgate Ajar
Gear Shift Indicator
Rear Curtain
Luggage Hook & Net
Battery Saver
Lane Change Indicator
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Interior

Tachometer
Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
Leather Seats
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Steering Wheel
Glove Compartment
Digital Clock
Outside Temperature Display
Cigarette Lighter
Digital Odometer
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Exterior

Adjustable Headlights
Fog Lights - Front
Fog Lights - Rear
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
Rain Sensing Wiper
Rear Window Wiper
Rear Window Washer
Rear Window Defogger
Wheel Covers
Alloy Wheel Size (Inch)
Power Antenna
Tinted Glass
Rear Spoiler
Removable/Convertible Top
Roof Carrier
Sun Roof
Moon Roof
Side Stepper
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
Intergrated Antenna
Smoke Headlamps
Tyre Size145/80 R12
Tyre TypeTubeless,Radial
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Safety

Anti-Lock Braking System
Brake Assist
Central Locking
Power Door Locks
Child Safety Locks
Anti-Theft Alarm
Driver Airbag
Passenger Airbag
Side Airbag-Front
Side Airbag-Rear
Day & Night Rear View Mirror
Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
Xenon Headlamps
Rear Seat Belts
Seat Belt Warning
Door Ajar Warning
Side Impact Beams
Front Impact Beams
Traction Control
Adjustable Seats
Tyre Pressure Monitor
Vehicle Stability Control System
Engine Immobilizer
Crash Sensor
Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
Engine Check Warning
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Entertainment & Communication

Cd Player
CD Changer
DVD Player
Radio
Audio System Remote Control
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Integrated 2DIN Audio
USB & Auxiliary input
Bluetooth Connectivity
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Maruti Alto LXi Colours

Maruti Alto is available in 4 different colours - Uptown Red, Mojito Green, Granite Grey, Cerulean Blue.

  • Superior white
    Superior white
  • Silky silver
    Silky silver
  • Granite Grey
    Granite Grey
  • Mojito Green
    Mojito Green
  • Cerulean Blue
    Cerulean Blue
  • Uptown Red
    Uptown Red

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