Maruti Alto 800
Maruti Suzuki had taken an evolutionary approach for the development of Alto 800. The car could be best tagged as made in India for India only. MSI's all new Alto 800, which is more fuel efficient and powerful then the current Alto, costs similar to the older Alto F8D. This evolutionary design of Maruti Alto 800 states that the engineers have made quite a beautiful transition from the present day offering to a new one in a very simple and easy manner, as the basic framework remains the same as it was in its predecessor. Moreover, accounting for its performance, when subjected to rigorous road conditions, the new Alto 800 surprises with an improvement over the predecessor’s ARAI rated 19.73kmpl mileage. All new Maruti Alto 800 proves to be a much better performer than the previous version, as it gives a mileage of 22.7kmpl. These figures, showcasing better fuel efficiency, have been achieved through the nifty tweaks that the car has been put through to enhance its efficiency level. The simplicity is the basic attribute here, which has been taken care of right from the very first step of development for this hatchback design. The front fascia is defined by an aggressive two parted grille, prominent hood lines and petal shaped headlamps that just stand out. The huge body-coloured bumper, which bear the lower part of the grille and the smartly crafted fender, adds a masculine character to its nature. The wide windscreen is complemented with rain sensor wipers on the exterior front. The rear portion is highlighted with a huge hatch that speaks quite clearly of the generous amount of space inside to support even the bulkiest of travel kits. The cabin appears fresh as well as airy, all thanks to the big glasses provided for air transition.
It is made appealing with new accents, with new plastics and with the dashboard being moulded with an elegant colour theme that continues up till the door pads. The claddings on the pillars are simple and well crafted. With the improved roof line, there is more head room, and comfortable leg room and shoulder space for the occupants inside the cabin. The interiors are also equipped with front console with cup holders, glove box, front door pockets, luggage compartment carpet, and cabin lamps. Maruti Alto 800 houses a powerful engine at its core, which comes with numerous modifications. It boast of a 769cc FC engine, which churns out a maximum of 48bhp at 6000rpm with torque of 69Nm at 3500rpm. To facilitate swift driving, the power-train is complemented with a 5-speed synchronous manual gearbox supplemented with low fiction bearings. The engine, with all the small changes, now delivers a better fuel efficiency of 22.7kmpl. Innovatively developed Alto 800 comes with AC/heater unit, rotatory control to air conditioner, and outside rear view mirrors. The other highlighted attributes adding comfort to the travelling experience are tinted glass, turn indicators, electronic power steering and remote fuel lid opener. The infotainment system of this small car could be defined with remote control and DVD MP3 player. Clear lens headlamps, headlamps levelling device - 4 steps, clear lens tail lamps, and collapsible steering column also make their way into this hatch. The car is integrated with front and rear seat belts, rear seat head restraints, high mounted stop lamps, and booster assisted brakes. The features like side-impact beams, ICATA security system, and tubeless tyres are an add on to the safety and security attribute of the car.
The 2012 festive season was made much better for the Maruti fans with the launch of Maruti Alto 800. This new car is basically launched to provide the aspiring car consumers with a budgetary compact car, which is comfortable and gives out good fuel efficiency in order to come out to be affordable in every way. The new Maruti Alto 800 have been blessed with a nice features and the engine inside is quite impressive for the small car. The 0.8 litre of petrol engine is very fuel efficient and pushes the car to produce high class mileage of 17 to 22km per litre. The 45.7BHP of peak power produced by the engine is also successful on road by delivering top-notch performance. The ride and handling quality is nice due to the presence of sophisticated suspension system and power steering features. The other features for the comfort of the passengers here comprise of AC, power windows, front cup holders, remote fuel lid opener, and smart instrumental cluster. The looks of the car will also not disappoint the consumers. The fresh and styled appearance is very nice. The front has swept back style headlamp, small front grille and the hexagonal shaped lower grille. The rear end has sleek tail lights with body colored bumper. Overall, it looks like Maruti Alto 800 will also capture the small car market just like its ancestors Maruti 800 and Maruti Alto.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
The Maruti Alto 800 has been recently launched into the Indian car bazaar with great pomp and show. The fuel efficiency of the car is one of the main USPs of the car. The small 0.8 litre of 796cc petrol engine provides the car better power and the mileage is enhanced to 17kmpl on the city roads. The five-speed manual transmission coupled with the engine also amplifies the fuel economy to 22kmpl on the highways. The CNG variant of the Maruti Alto 800 is dynamic and manages to deliver 17km per kg of mileage on the traffic filled roads and 20km per kg of fuel efficiency on highways.
Acceleration and Pick up
The acceleration and pickup of the freshly launched Maruti Alto 800 is finicky and imposing. The Alto 800 engine is surely very authoritative and has potential to take the car to a high speed when on road. Also, the compact design facilitates the car to pick up an impressive speed on road. The 0.8 litre of petrol engine installed here lend a hand to the car to give out an admirable performance and reaches from 0 to 100 kmph in 15 to 16 seconds. The top speed of this one is approximately 140 to 145kmph. Alternatively, the Maruti Alto 800 CNG variant takes up 17 to 18 seconds to touch the 100kmph speed market along with similar top speed as the petrol variant. For the most part, the pickup and acceleration of the new Maruti Alto 800 is top-notch and certainly better than Maruti 800 and Maruti Alto models. The engine modification has without a doubt facilitated the car in performing better and healthier on road.
The looks of the new Maruti Alto 800 are very nice and fresh. The car has been upgraded big time as compared to Maruti 800 and Maruti Alto. This one does have the modish cues that make it appear very trendy and chic. the front has been give a very Figo style radiator grille with some steal work borrowed from Maruti A-Star the chrome finish is very refreshing and the Suzuki Logo is properly positioned in the middle of the grille. The headlights are broad and the high mounted stop lamp at the rear with sleek tail lights add on to the charm to the overall exteriors of new Alto 800.
The interiors of the freshly launched Maruti Alto 800 are better and much more chic than Maruti 800. The interiors have smart fabric upholstery for the seats, air conditioner is powerful and the power steering adds more comfort for the driving during the drive. The cup holders are present for the front along with an instrumental cluster.
The engine within the new Maruti Alto 800 is right for a small car. Maruti Suzuki India is absolutely thrilled with the response received by this small wonder, which is developed on Alto platform. This one is the tried and tested platform, which the company has somewhat tweaked and made it more commanding and better than the one present in Maruti Alto and Maruti 800. Here you will see 0.8 litre of 796cc petrol engine producing high power output of 45.7 BHP @ 6000rpm together with generating high torque 69Nm @ 3500rpm. This petrol motor is further united with five-speed manual transmission that assists it to deliver a good performance on road and endow the driver with an astonishing driving experience. The CNG variant of Alto 800 has the same engine and produces peak power of 42 PS @ 6200rpm in cooperation with maximum torque of 56Nm @ 3000rpm.
The new Maruti Alto 800 is undoubtedly very stimulating and trendy. The car is developed on the Alto platform. The exteriors have been appropriately done thereby giving it a very pleasant and modish appearance. The wheel arches are adequately prominent, which is fitted with 145/80R12 tubeless tyres that provide a very downy and bump-free ride on the jagged terrains of India.
The suspension system of the new Maruti Alto 800 is nice and quite sophisticated. This suspension here keeps the power to swallow all the bumps and potholes on the road and make the drive a smooth and downy experience for all the passengers.
Handling and Control
The handling of the 2012 Maruti Alto 800 is improved in contrast to Maruti Alto and Maruti 800. The firm has indeed worked hard on it and made it ideal. The car’s suspension system is performing and smooth power steering wheel leaves no room for mistake and make the driving experience much more enjoyable for the driver. The control is provided to the driver and the brakes are very reactive. However, the car does not have any advanced features like Anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution system or other safety features like airbags or brake assist.
Good looks and mileage
Lack of numerous safety features
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