India's largest carmaker is offering brilliant discount offers on the latest, BS6-compliant model of the Maruti Alto.
While a lot of manufacturers are yet to introduce their BS6-compliant vehicle range to the Indian market, the ones that already have are now one-upping themselves by offering discounts as well. Maruti Suzuki India Limited is also among the latter, offering substantial discounts on the BSVI Alto.
The primary reason for discounts could be the falling sales of the Alto. In January 2020, the car had shown a 19% decline in sale (Year on Year comparison). That said, it still managed to sell nearly 18,900 units, which is quite a huge number. The Maruti Alto BS6 was launched last year at a starting price of Rs. 2.94 lakh, going all the way to Rs. 3.71 lakh.
The 2020 Maruti Alto (BS6) can be had with a cash discount worth Rs 25,000, an exchange bonus of Rs. 15,000, and free accessories worth Rs. 2,000. There is also a corporate discount of Rs 3,000 available on the car. This bring the maximum discount value up to Rs. 45,000, or 15.3% of the car’s ex-showroom value (base price). That’s a tempting offer indeed, especially for the people who were put-off by the increasing prices of BS6 cars. Recent safety norms have also added to the rise in cost of these cars.
Maruti Alto (former Alto 800) is powered by a 796 cc inline-three petrol engine, capable of generating 48 PS (35.3 kW) of max power at 6,000 rpm and 69 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm. There is just one transmission option available here, a 5-speed manual gearbox. This engine is capable of extracting a fuel economy of 22.05 km/l, which one of the biggest reasons for its popularity. Previously, the car had another version, called the Alto K10, which was available with a 68 PS/90 Nm 1.0-litre engine. That car had a standard 5-speed manual transmission and an optional 5-speed AMT. This version was discontinued during the launch of the BS6-compliant Alto.