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Maruti Alto Std 2000-2012

Maruti Alto Std 2000-2012 is Discontinued and no longer Produced.

Alto Std 2000-2012 Overview

Mileage (upto)19.7 kmpl
Engine (upto)796 cc
Service CostRs.2,642/yr

Alto Std 2000-2012 Review

Maruti Suzuki is one of the oldest and best car manufacturers of India. The cars manufactured by Maruti are best in terms of pricing as well as quality. As the Maruti Alto Std has low turning radius, the car can be easily used for driving in heavy traffic. Maintenance of Alto Std is easy. The mileage of the Alto and its price are the reasons why beginners prefer this car soon after two wheelers. The Maruti Suzuki Alto has 796cc, 3-cylinder, and 4 valves per cylinder MPFI, FC engine with 32 Bit ECM incorporate in it . The Maruti Alto Std trim gives a mileage of 19.73 kmpl that is best in class.

Looking at the interior of the Maruti Alto one cannot guess its price range which has been deliberately kept low to popularize the car. The interiors of the car are just enough to satisfy the average Indian buyer. The dashboard is decent in dual tone with well placed switches and dials. An electronic tripmeter is given in Maruti Alto that can be reset at any point in a journey which makes possible to record the distance traveled in any particular journey or part of a journey. The exterior looks of the Alto are quite decent and gives it an ordinary hatchbacks look. The active and passive safety features of the car make it drive safe for both the passenger and the car. Certain safety and security features of the car includes collapsible steering column, improved suspension system, booster assisted braking system, side impact beams and clean lens headlight with 4 step leveling device. The i-CATS security system has also been installed in the car to minimize chances of burglary along with tubeless tyres and high mounted rear stop lamp along with front and rear seat belts. The car is available in Midnight black, Superior white, Silky silver, Fire Brick Red, Blue Blaze and Ecru Beige color.

Mileage of Maruti Alto Std

The Maruti Alto Standard has a 0.8 litre 796 cc in-line petrol fuel cell engine with MPFI (Multi-point fuel injection) along with a manual transmission mated to a five speed gear box which has a two wheel drive option. The engine is strong enough to give an output of 46bhp at 6,200 rpm which eventually provides an excellent mileage of 14.6 kmpl in cities. The mileage increases to 18.9 kmpl when the car is on the highways. The Alto Standard abides with the BS-IV (Bharat Stage - IV) emission norms of the country.

Power of Maruti Alto Std

Maruti Suzuki Alto Std engine is capable to churn out 46bhp of output at 6200rpm for the car along with the maximum torque of 62Nm at 3000rpm . The reason behind this performance of the Alto Std is the 0.8 litre 796 cc in-line petrol fuel cell engine with MPFI (Multi-point fuel injection) along with a manual transmission mated to a five speed gear box which has a two wheel drive option. The maximum tank capacity of the Maruti Alto Std is 35 litres.

Acceleration & Pick-Up

Maruti Alto Std is a good option for those who are first time average car buyers and is also good for those who upgrade from a two wheeler to a four wheeler. The Alto Std has the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 17.7 seconds . The top speed of the car with its .8 litre in-line petrol fuel cell enginecoupled with five speed manual gearbox and two wheel drive option is of 137km/hr.

Exterior and interior

The car has a stylish front bumper giving an extraordinary look to the car with attractive front grille which has been very elegant placed in between the clean lens headlights of Maruti Alto. To highlight the side profile of the car an impressive side impact beam has been given along the two doors of the car. The complete length of the car is 3,495 mm; width is 1475 mm; Height is 1460 mm and a wheelbase is of 2360 mm. the car has a ground clearance of 160 mm with a turning radius of 4.6 meter. The interior of the car is sufficient to suffice the means of a small family entry level car. The dual tone dashboard look decent and all the switches and dials are placed neatly on it. The car offers a shoulder room of 1180 cm with rear knee room of 810 cm (max) and 540 cm (min) . The leg room is spacious.

Engine and Performance

The Alto Std has an in-line engine of 0.8Litre with engine displacement of 796cc , comprising of Fuel Cell technology. The engine has three cylinders incorporated for better performance along with four valves for each cylinder. The valves have a SOHC configuration and MPFI fuel supply system. The engine churns out 46bhp at 6,200rpm and gives the maximum torque of 62Nm at 3,000rpm.


The tyre size of the Maruti Alto Std is 145/80 R12 which is compatible with the ground clearance and the turning radius of the car. The wheel size of the 145/80 R12 tyre is 12 inch that is good enough for a better grip of the tyre on road. The tyre which is being used in the Alto is tubeless.

Braking & Handling

The front brakes of the Alto Standard are disc type which can be easily handled while driving. The rear brakes of the car are drum type. The Maruti Alto Std has an efficient braking system which makes the car handier while driving on road.


The Maruti Alto has xenon headlamps and halogen headlamps incorporated. The car also has side impact beams and also an engine check warning system is installed in the car. The car gives a low fuel warning light. The car comprises of a 20cm boosteer assisted brakes with high mount stop lamp.

Stereo & Accessories

As the car is low in cost, the accessories of the car can be bought separately but no accessory of the car comes factory made accept the air conditioner.


Maintenance is easy, Easy to drive in high traffic, Service Station is easily available, Good fuel economy.


Pick up with a/c is quite poor, less safety features.

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Key Specifications of Maruti Alto Std 2000-2012

ARAI Mileage19.7 kmpl
City Mileage15.7 kmpl
Fuel TypePetrol
Engine Displacement (cc)796
No. of cylinder3
Max Power (bhp@rpm)46.3bhp@6200rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)62Nm@3000rpm
Seating Capacity5
Fuel Tank Capacity35.0
Body TypeHatchback
Ground Clearance Unladen160mm

Key Features of Maruti Alto Std 2000-2012

Multi-function Steering WheelNo
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorNo
Automatic Climate ControlNo
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 SteeringNo
Air ConditionerNo

Maruti Alto Std 2000-2012 Specifications

Engine and Transmission

Engine TypeIn-Line Engine
Displacement (cc)796
Max Power46.3bhp@6200rpm
Max Torque62Nm@3000rpm
No. of cylinder3
Valves Per Cylinder4
Valve ConfigurationSOHC
Fuel Supply SystemMPFI
Bore X Stroke68.5 x 72.0 mm
Turbo ChargerNo
Super ChargeNo
Gear Box5 Speed
Drive Type2WD
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Fuel & Performance

Fuel TypePetrol
Petrol Mileage (ARAI)19.7
Petrol Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)35.0
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 TypeManual
Steering ColumnCollapsible
Steering Gear TypeRack & Pinion
Turning Radius (Metres)4.6m
Front Brake TypeDisc
Rear Brake TypeDrum
Acceleration17.7 seconds
0-100kmph17.7 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)690
Gross Weight (Kg)1140
No of Doors5
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Comfort & Convenience

Power Steering
Power Windows-Front
Power Windows-Rear
Air Conditioner
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
KeyLess Entry
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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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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 Wheels
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
Alloy Wheel Size12
Tyre Size145/80 R12
Tyre TypeTubeless,Radial
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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
Audio System Remote Control
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Integrated 2DIN Audio
USB & Auxiliary input
Bluetooth Connectivity
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Maruti Alto Std 2000-2012 Colours

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

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  • Granite Grey
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  • Mojito Green
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    Cerulean Blue
  • Uptown Red
    Uptown Red

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