New Alto 800 teaser site goes online

Maruti has started online promotions of its latest small car Alto 800 where one can book the car well in advanced. The new car will be launched on the 16th of October.

The new Alto 800 is very important for India’s largest maker which has seen a lot of downs in the last 2 years due to labour problems and increasing competition. The Alto will be launched in 6 variants in total in seven shades. The customers also get a choice to choose between petrol and CNG fuel option.

The Alto 800 will be powered by the same F8 engine but has been extensively modified to improve performance and return a high mileage of 22.7 kmpl. The three cylinder engine is mated to a five speed manual transmission and develops 47.5 bhp @ 6000 rpm and 69 Nm of Torque @ 3500 rpm. To make downs shifts smoother, the company has a new DSA (down shift assist) mechanism incorporated into the gearbox along with the new DPT (Detent Pin Technology).

With new dark brown interiors and list of features the car seems to be spot on.

Maruti expects the car to do the same magic like the Swift and will look at sales of 20,000 units plus per month. We can expect aggressive pricing from the company with a starting price of Rs. 2-2.5 lakhs going upto Rs. 3 lakhs for the top model. All eyes will be set for the prices which will be unveiled on the 16th of October.

Key highlights of the car as published on the teaser site:

  • Contemporary exterior design
  • Fresh interiors
  • Superior driving experience

Link for the teaser site:

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For specs click here