Over 3 Million Units of the Maruti Alto Sold in 10 Years
One of India’s most iconic cars, the Maruti Alto, has reached yet another milestone by notching up total sales of 30 lacs! The Alto has been India’s best-selling model for 10 years in a row and has been seen comprehensively outperforming its competitors year after year. It took about 15 years and 6 months for the Alto to achieve this historic figure. Alto is the only Indian auto brand to cross this milestone. Commenting on this extraordinary landmark, Mr. R S Kalsi, Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki said, “Alto has constantly evolved to reflect the changing India. While Alto’s true essence lies in its remarkable fuel efficiency, performance, attractive price and low maintenance, it has a zippy and sporty design that appeals to customers. Over the years, Maruti Suzuki has kept the brand rejuvenated with latest technology, features and design. Alto is being offered with features – airbag and Auto Gear Shift – at par with higher segment cars. These initiatives have helped enhance the brand’s connect with its customers and maintain its popularity.”
Here’s brief look at the Maruti Alto’s journey to 3 million sales milestone –
|Sept 2000||National Launch in Delhi|
|Oct 2003||1 lakh cumulative sales crossed|
|Aug 2006||5 lakh cumulative sales crossed|
|Nov 2008||10 lakh (First million) cumulative sales crossed|
|Oct 2010||15 lakh cumulative sales crossed|
|Apr 2012||20 lakh (Second million) cumulative sales crossed|
|Mar 2014||25 lakh cumulative sales|
|Feb 2016||30 lakh (Third million) cumulative sales crossed|
|Average sales per month for past 10 years exceeds 22,000 Altos|
Earlier this year, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) also started offering a driver-side airbag as an optional feature on all variants of the Alto 800 and the Alto K10. The introduction of a driver-side airbag ensures that the large number of customers who buy these bestseller cars will now have the option to opt for enhanced safety. You can read more about the Alto 800 and the Alto K10 here –
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Maruti Alto 800 Airbag Price
|Alto 800||STD (O)||2,62,313|
|LXI CNG (O)||3,78,420|
Maruti Alto K10 Airbag Price
|Alto K10||LXI (O)||3,45,844|
|VXI AGS (O)||4,11,609|
|LXI CNG (O)||4,08,162|
Please Note – All Prices (INR, ex-showroom New Delhi)
Maruti Alto 800 Specifications
Powering the Alto 800 is a tried and tested 796cc, three-cylinder petrol engine that has a max. power of 47 bhp and a peak torque of 69 Nm.
Maruti Alto K10 Specifications
The Alto K10, on the other hand, gets a bigger, more powerful motor in the form of 998cc, three-cylinder petrol engine that belts out peak power-torque figures of 67 bhp-90 Nm.
Both the engine variants can be ordered with a factory-fitted CNG kit to further reduce the running costs.
Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the Maruti Alto.