The new Maruti Alto will go on sale in India by September this year. The new-gen Alto has been spied undergoing road tests ahead of its launch, which has revealed some of the Maruti Future-S Concept-inspired design
The new Maruti Alto will be introduced during the festive season this year. From the spy images of the Alto, it could be told that the new Alto will take in various design clues from the Future-S Concept which was previously displayed at the 2018 Auto Expo.
Maruti Alto 2019 features a tallboy stance on the latest spy images. Source: ZigWheels
Maruti Alto 2019 is covered in full camouflage on the recent spy shots. As you can see from the spy image, the Maruti Alto will soon become a tallboy. The raised bonnet and the upright A-pillar will contribute to the slightly boxy look. The stance of a tall boy is enhanced by the increased ground clearance which is expected to be around 180mm. It is highly possible that the production form of the Maruti Alto will be given a roof rail and rear spoiler and large tail lamp.
Maruti Alto 2019 will take design clues from the Future-S Concept
The interior is kept unseen on the spy images, but thanks to the recent teasers from the manufacturer, we could expect the new Alto will bring forward the design from the previous version but with higher material quality. New SmartPlay infotainment system is expected to be featured on the new Alto. Besides, it is hoped that this entry hatchback will get upmarket connectivity function like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The interior of the 2019 Maruti Alto is expected to receive various new features
At this generation update, 2019 Maruti Alto will recruit a new platform, the HEARTECT. The replacement of the platform will help the Alto to upgrade its safety and prepare for the upcoming safety regulations. Also, the safety feature package will be extended, including dual airbags, ABS with EBD and driver seat belt and rear parking sensor. Apart from the safety enhancement, Maruti Alto is expected to get it to the next level in terms of features. It is likely to get updated with all-door power windows, four speakers, electronically operated wing mirrors.
The previous 0.8-litre engine will be replaced by a bigger and more powerful 1.0-litre K-Series engine. The update under the hood is meant to make the Alto BSVI-compliant. The new engine, coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission, can develop 68 PS and 90 Nm