Maruti has launched 'VXI Plus' trim for Alto 800, priced at Rs. 3.8 lakh. This top-spec variant offers a new touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto support.
Maruti recently added a new trim-level called the 'VXi Plus' to the hot-selling hatchback Maruti Alto 800. As a top-spec trim, the Alto 800 VXi is equipped with a new touchscreen infotainment system which features functions like navigation and audio controls. This touchscreen display gets Android Auto and Apple Carplay compatibility. Maruti Alto VXi is priced at Rs 3.8 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), which is higher than its closest lower trim, VXi, by Rs. 14,000.
VXI Plus is now the top-spec petrol variant of Maruti Alto 800
Apart from the addition of touchscreen infotainment system, the Alto 800 VXi Plus remains the similar feature list from the VXI. It comes with some notable safety features like dual front airbags, ABS and EBD, rear parking sensors, speed alert, and front seat belt reminders.
Under the hood, the Alto 800 VXI Plus sports the same engine as before, a BSVI-compliant 0.8-litre 3-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine. This petrol motor is capable of making 47 Bhp and 69 Nm. Maruti also offers a CNG version on LXI and LXI (Option) variant. It comes with only a five-speed manual transmission, and no manual gearbox is on offer. Since no automatic option is available on the Alto 800, car buyers can opt for the Alto K10 which comes with a 5-speed AMT gearbox along with a more powerful 1.0-litre petrol unit.
Apart from the new touchscreen, the Alto 800 VXI Plus is the same as the VXI trim
At the moment, the Alto 800 VXI Plus is the top-spec trim on the petrol engine, leaving aside the CNG-petrol range which commands Rs. 25,000 – Rs. 29,000 over the VXI Plus. Maruti Alto 800 competes against other small hatchbacks like Renault Kwid, Datsun RediGo. Among these two names, only the Renault Kwid is better equipped with a larger touchscreen and rear camera, the latter of which is not available on the Alto. The Kwid is also competitively priced at 2.83 lakh for the base variant which undercuts the Alto’s standard STD variant. However, the top-spec of the Kwid is more expensive than the VXi Plus on the Alto 800.
The Alto 800 is a popular option in the entry-level segment thanks to its affordable price, high reliability, great fuel-efficiency, and excellent after-sales service from Maruti Suzuki. By the virtue of all these undeniable benefits, the Alto has been one of the largest selling cars in the entire Indian auto market. Get the latest news about cars at IndianAuto.