Maruti is offering a massive 15% discount on the BSVI Alto 800cc model, thereby effectively lowering down its starting price to Rs. 2.49 lakh.
Maruti is the biggest carmaker in the country while Alto 800cc is the smallest offering from the manufacturer. Earlier, the Alto was offered in two avatars, namely Alto 800 and Alto K10. With the introduction of S-Presso, Maruti shelved off the larger Alto K10. The Alto 800 is the only one available on sale now. It starts at Rs. 2.94 lakh, but to sweeten up the deal, Maruti is now offering a discount of Rs. 45,000 on the BS-6 compliant Alto 800. However, the discount isn’t a straight 45k deduction from the car’s ex-showroom price, instead, it consists of several parts. It comprises of a cash discount of Rs. 20,000, exchange bonus of Rs. 20,000, and a corporate/government employee discount of Rs. 5,000.
Maruti Alto 800 carries an effective starting price of Rs. 2.49 lakh after the discount.
The BS-6 emission norms have now come in to effect, therefore the carmakers will now be offering discounts of their BS-6 cars only. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down the industry’s pace, thus offering a discount now and catching up some bookings digitally makes more sense. And we believe that for the same reasons, Maruti is offering such a massive discount on the Alto 800. It comes up as 15 per cent of the total cost of the car. Effectively bringing down its starting price to Rs. 2.49 lakh only.
Talking of the technical specifications of the Alto 800, it comes with a 796 cc 3-cylinder petrol engine that belts out a peak power output of 40.3 BHP at 6,000 RPM and a maximum torque of 60 Nm at 3,500 RPM. The transmission duties are performed by a 5-speed manual gearbox. Also, the Alto 800 is offered with an option of company-fitted CNG kit, which returns a mileage of 31.59 km/kg. However, the petrol variants of the car return an Arai rated fuel efficiency of 22 kmpl.
Maruti has silently discounted the bigger Alto K10 with the launch of the S-Presso.
The Alto 800 has been on sale for quite some time now and is due for a replacement. Maruti is working on a new-gen Alto which is internally codenamed as Y0M. It will be an all-new car from the ground-up and will be based on the Heartect platform. With an expected arrival late this year, the new Alto will continue as the smallest and cheapest offering from the largest carmaker of the country like the outgoing Alto 800.