Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) has been the undisputed leader of Indian car market since time immemorial now. While the manufacturer has a large arsenal of vehicles, it is in the ultra competitive hatchback segment where Maruti has a definite expertise. There was a time when the humble old Maruti 800 was the largest selling car of the country by a huge margin. Today, the manufacturer sells more than 20,000 copies of its alto hatchback every month and from the looks of it, the Alto will continue to reign over the small car market in coming times. However, there’s no denying that the advent of new rivals such as the Renault Kwid and the upcoming Datsun Redi Go might impact the sales of Alto to some extent. Maruti though isn’t the one to sit on its laurels and has come up a minor makeover for the Alto 800 to keep it fresh in the market. The 2016 Maruti Alto 800 facelift will be launched today and here we have all details on 2016 Maruti Alto 800 price and the changes it will carry over the existing model. Read on for more on
2016 Maruti Alto 800 Facelift Price List
The ex-showroom Delhi price list of new 2016 Maruti Alto 800 facelift is as follows:
|2016 Alto 800||STD||2,49,000||STD (O)||2,55,000|
|LXI CNG||3,70,000||LXI CNG (O)||3,76,000|
The 2016 Maruti Alto 800 directly rivals –
The changes carried by the 2016 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 should enable it to offer stiff resistance to all the above rivals.
2016 Maruti Alto 800 Facelift Specifications
Mechanically, the new 2016 Alto 800 remain unchangeds. This means that powering the refreshed Alto 800 is the tried and tested Suzuki F8D 796 cc, three-cylinder engine that comes mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. This motor pumps out a max. power of 47.65 PS @ 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 69 Nm @ 3500 rpm. The Alto is available in both Petrol and CNG avatars. Maruti could give the engine an ECU remap to further optimize the fuel mileage. As we said, the Diesel model of the Alto 800 won’t be launched anytime soon. However, powering the Diesel Alto will be a 800 cc, twin-cylinder engine that has a maximum power of 47.5 PS and peak torque of 120 Nm.
2016 Maruti Alto 800 Mileage
The Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 has always been known for its frugality. In urban environment, the Alto 800 offers a fuel mileage of roughly 19 kmpl. On the highways though, the car returns around 22 kmpl. The Alto 800 returns 9 percent higher fuel mileage of 24.77 KMPL. The CNG version returns 33.44 km/kg.
2016 Maruti Alto 800 Facelift Specifications
|Max. Power||47.65 PS @ 6,000 rpm|
|Peak Torque||69 Nm @ 3500 rpm|
|Top Speed||142 KMPH|
|0-100 KMPH||16 Seconds|
|Mileage||City – 19 KMPL; Highway – 22 KMPL|
|Dimensions||3395 mm x 1490 mm x 1475 mm (LBH); Wheelbase – 2360 mm|
|Airbags||Driver’s Side (Optional)|
2016 Maruti Alto 800 Facelift Changes
As we said, the 2016 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 won’t boast of any significant changes over the current model. External visual updates for the Alto 800 include a slightly revised set of headlamps and a new front grille. These two changes should be enough to freshen up the front fascia of the 2016 Alto 800. Also, the hood and the side profile of the new Alto could go under the scalpel and boast of some sharp character lines to enhance the dynamism of the design. The taillights too could get a minor revision. It is being said that the top-end variants of the 2016 Alto will also get a set of restyled taillights. In all likelihood, the 2016 Alto will look closer to the Alto K10 than its present iteration. We’ve earlier caught Maruti testing the Japanese Suzuki Alto on Indian roads. The Alto also gets a new green colour. However, there are really slim chances of the JDM-spec car influencing the way the 2016 Maruti Alto 800 would look like.
The interior too should see some minor changes. It is expected to get an upholstery update and a new shade for the interior panels such as the dashboard. Again, some design cues could be carried over from the K10’s interior to spice up the Alto 800’s cabin. It is also likely to get a handful of new features. We expect the 2016 Maruti Alto 800 facelift to offer remote boot lid opener, reverse parking sensors, ABS and Dual-front SRS airbags at least as optional extras.
The Alto 800 will continue to come in a choice of five exterior colours –
- Torque Blue
- Silky Silver
- Granite Grey
- Superior White
- Blazing Red
JDM-spec Maruti Alto Images
Not much more is known about the upcoming new 2016 Maruti Alto 800 facelift but you can safely stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on new 2016 Maruti Alto 800 Price, Changes, Specifications, Mileage.