It seems all the entry level A and B segment hatchbacks would go ‘boxy’ one day, at least from Maruti!
AutoCar has published new spy pics of the upcoming and much awaited Alto 800 which reveal that the new car would be more of a boxy and taller shaped car similar to Estilo. Despite the latest riots at Maruti’s Manesar plant, Alto 800 is expected to be launched as scheduled during or before Diwali.
The new Alto 800 is based on the same current Alto platform and would be powered by the same 796cc F8D engine which does duty on the current Alto. However, the new engine would be tinkered with to meet the latest (and possibly upcoming) emission norms.
Alto 800 would be sitting under the current Alto and there are possibilities of it coming at a 40k cheaper price tag as well. Maruti is said to be targeting a 2 Lakh entry price tag for Alto 800 which would keep it bang in the Nano petrol and upcoming Nano diesel category.