India’s largest car manufacturer earlier introduced the new Alto800 with added safety and BS-VI compliant engine, now added CNG variant
Just only recently, Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest automaker launched the 2019 Alto 800 facelift with added features and a BS-VI compliant engine to meet the new safety and emission norms. However, the CNG version of the Alto was not launched initially.
Maruti Suzuki has now rolled out the 2019 Alto CNG at Rs 4.11 Lakh for the LXi variant and Rs 4.14 Lakh for the LXi (O) variant. (Both prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The Maruti Suzuki Alto CNG is at least Rs 60,000 expensive than the petrol version of the new Alto.
Apart from the new Alto CNG, Maruti Suzuki has also introduced the BS-VI compliant Swift and Wagon R hatchbacks, both of which are silently launched at a marginal price hike. Both cars now also meet the AIS-145 safety regulations for better crash protection.
As for the Alto CNG itself, there is no physical change to the hatchback when compared to the petrol model. The engine is also the same 796 cc three-cylinder, petrol motor producing 48 bhp of power and 69 Nm of peak torque and is paired with a 5-speed gearbox.
In terms of the features, the Maruti Suzuki Alto CNG gets a power steering, HVAC unit, front power windows, rear child locks, remote boot, body-coloured door handles and more. The new Alto in the LXi (O) trim also get a passenger side airbag, high-speed alert system, seatbelt reminder and rear parking sensors.
In the coming days, Maruti Suzuki is expected to update its current lineup to meet the new safety norms as well as the BS-VI regulations. Also, the petrol variants of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the S-Cross are in the pipeline. Maruti Suzuki earlier said that they will discontinue all diesel cars starting 1st April 2020 as they will be too expensive to manufacturer post new emission norms are introduced.