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Maruti Alto 800: Five Interesting things

Last Updated: Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 10:27

Zeebiz Bureau

New Delhi: Ahead of the festive season, Maruti Suzuki, India's largest car maker has launched the new version of its erstwhile best-selling model Alto with much fanfare.

The new version—Maruti Alto 800—has been one of the most awaited cars of this year. Priced moderately, this car is the dream car of many middle class houses in India and also for those planning for their first car.

Let’s have a look at five aspects of Maruti Alto that makes it different from other cars.

Brand Value: Maruti has always been the synonym for car. For more than two decades this brand has ruled Indian households and won many hearts. While buying car, the average Indian is still in two minds if he is going for other brands. While the doubt portion comes to half if the brand is Maruti. With the all new Alto 800, you don’t have to research much considering how well the erstwhile Alto model did.

Price: In India, price is the most important factor especially for the middleclass house. Priced moderately between Rs 2.44 lakh and 3.56 lakh (Ex -showroom Delhi), Alto 800 certainly has an edge over the existing hatchback models.

Variants: While choosing the all new Alto 800, you don’t have to worry much. It is available in six variants. So you are spoilt for choice. Consider the following variants and tally the price, Maruti has a lot to offer.

-Petrol Std.: Rs 2,44,000

-Petrol LX: Rs 2,76,500

-Petrol LXi: Rs 2,99,000

CNG version

-CNG Std.: Rs 3,19,000

-LX: Rs 3,37,000

-LXi: Rs 3,56,000

Mileage: When petrol prices are skyrocketing, maintaining a car becomes tough. However Alto 800 has an astounding mileage in both petrol and CNG version. The petrol variant is expected to give a mileage of 22.7 kilometre per litre while the CNG version will give a mileage of around approximately 30.26 kilometre per litre.

Specifications: Consider the following Engine specifications

Swept volume: 796 cc
Engine type: F8D
No. of cylinders: 3
No. of valves: 12
Engine control: 32 bit computers
Maximum power: 48 PS @ 6000 rpm
Maximum torque: 69 nm @ 3500 rpm
Transmission: 5 speed MT, All new cable type gear shift

First Published: Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 10:27
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