New Maruti Alto 800 with BS6 engine: What's good and bad?
New Delhi : All-new Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 has been launched in India at an attractive base price of Rs 2.93 lakhs only for the std variant. With a fresh set of safety features and cosmetic upgrades the car seems to be a good option for budget buyers.
In terms of mechanics, the car is still powered with a decent 800 cc engine, however, it has been tuned in a way that it matches BS6 norms which will become mandatory for all cars hitting the market from next year. Here is our analysis on car differentiating the goods and bads about it.
What is so good about the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800?
Exterior: The new version has been given some cosmetic changes which definitely grab attention and make it look better than the outgoing one. Redesigned bumper and a tweaked side fender adds to the look.
Interior: The dual-tone theme and a refreshed dashboard is an impresser; it makes car look a notch above than its segment.
Safety: The new Alto 800 is equipped with standard safety features like reverse parking sensor, driver airbag, speed alert system and seat belt reminder for both driver and the co-driver, and ABS with EBD. Moreover, the company claims that the vehicle also complies with the upcoming crash and pedestrian safety regulation.
Environment-Friendly: Maruti Suzuki claims that the new Alto meets the End of Life Vehicles (ELV) obligations, which means that the New Alto is over 95 per cent recoverable and 85 per cent recyclable.
What is not so good about the new Alto 800?
The car only offers an airbag for the driver side, the co-passenger airbag has been kept optional for the co-passenger in std and LXI variant of the car.
Which variant should you buy?
The top spec Alto VXI variant is a good option as it offers front passenger airbag as standard along with convenience features like remote keyless entry, audio (with USB, AUX-in and Radio), two front speakers and more.
Did you know?
Maruti Suzuki Alto has been India’s best-selling car for 15 consecutive years and nearly 58 per cent of Alto customers have chosen it to be their first car.