As was in the news, Maruti Suzuki has finally launched the 2016 Alto 800 Facelift at Rs 2.49 lakhs. It gains a few cosmetic changes (which are hard to notice) and emerges as 9 percent more efficient than the outgoing model.
The Alto has remained the country’s largest selling car for 12 years now with sales figures having reached the 3 million milestone recently. In fact, the Alto amounts to almost 18 to 20 per cent of Maruti’s sales. The company had only recently in January started offering driver side airbag as an optional extra right from the base variant.
Here’s what Mr RS Kalsi, Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, Maruti, had to say on the occasion:
“The new Alto 800 is technologically advanced with latest convenience and class leading safety features. The new stylish looks, fresh classy interiors and addition of two new colours make it trendy and vibrant. Above all it comes with improved mileage and assurance of Maruti Suzuki’s unmatched service network, guaranteed performance and lower maintenance cost.”
2016 Alto 800 Facelift Changes
The car boasts of what Maruti calls as new aero edge design philosophy. It gets
- a new front bumper and wider front grille
- restyled head lamps
- improved rear seat comfort with integrated headrests
- fog lamps
- the new Alto 800 facelift also comes with remote keyless entry
- rear door child lock
- brake booster
- new upholstery
Apart from this, Maruti has added two new exterior colours – Mojito Green and Cerulean Blue. The overall length has increased by 35 mm.
Powering the car is the same 796 cc three pot petrol mill churning out 47.3 bhp of maximum power at 6,000 rpm (40.4 bhp in CNG version) and 69 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm (60 Nm in CNG). Mated to this is a 5 speed cable type manual transmission. The fuel efficiency is now rated at 24.7 kmpl.
New Alto 800 Facelift Prices
Interestingly, the new Alto 800 facelift has been priced cheaper than the outgoing version. Is this an effect of the Kwid eating into their sales? Here is the full variant wise price sheet…
*all prices ex-showroom, Delhi