2019 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 gets subtle cosmetic updates and new standard safety features along with BSVI compliant 796 cc petrol engine
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has launched the 2019 version of the entry-level Alto hatchback in the domestic market today officially and it is priced at Rs. 2.93 lakh for the Std variant, Rs. 3.50 lakh for LXi and Rs. 3.71 lakh for VXi (all prices, ex-showroom New Delhi). We showed you pictures of the refreshed Alto 800 already and as we said it comes with a number of subtle cosmetic changes.
The 2019 Maruti Suzuki Alto gets a redesigned front fascia with new black barred grille and hexagonal mesh pattern elevating the sporty stance of the hatchback. The 800 badge has been removed from the back, so is the Maruti Suzuki badge. The front and rear bumpers, as well as the side fenders, are newly designed.
The interior has two-tone appeal with updated dashboard design and new air conditioning vents while the front and rear bottle holders add more practicality. The updated Alto measures 3,445 mm in length, 1,515 mm in width (along with side moulding) and has unladen height of 1,475 mm. It is offered in six different colour schemes such as Uptown Red, Superior White, Silky Silver, Granite Grey, Mojito Green and Cerulian Blue.
|2019 Maruti Suzuki Alto Variants||Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)|
|Std||Rs. 2.93 lakh|
|LXi||Rs. 3.50 lakh|
|VXi||Rs. 3.71 lakh|
The 2019 Alto 800 comes just a few days after the updated K10’s launch and is powered by a 796 cc three-cylinder petrol engine which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 48 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 69 Nm of peak torque delivered at 3,500 rpm. The Alto has been the best-seller for Maruti Suzuki for several years and courtesy of the new safety mandates and crash test standards, the small hatchback has received additional safety features.
It includes Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution System (EBD), Reverse Parking Sensors, Driver SIDE Airbag, High-Speed Alert System and Front Seat Belt Reminder. Complying with the upcoming crash (full-frontal impact, off-set-frontal impact and side impact) and pedestrian safety regulations kicking in from October 2019 onwards, the new Alto 800 is the first entry-level hatchback to feature BSVI compliant powertrain.
It is mated to a five-speed manual transmission and has claimed fuel economy of 22.05 kmpl. Maruti Suzuki says the BS-VI engine reduces nearly 25 per cent of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx). The largest carmaker in the country has upgraded engine hardware and software with the technological advancements in the exhaust system and to meet the End of Life Vehicles (ELV) obligations, the 2019 Alto is over 95 per cent recoverable and 85 per cent recyclable.
The Alto has garnered more than 3.7 million unit sales through its lifespan spanning nearly two decades and this time around it gets more modern with keyless entry and a new Smart Play Dock infotainment system helping customers to enjoy music using Bluetooth. It makes the occupants’ phone into a touch interface for accessing incoming and outgoing calls, music, navigation and so on.