An updated version of the Maruti Alto 800 has shown up in a video for the very first time. The new model features additional safety features to comply with the BNVSAP safety norms in India.
Undeniably, the new stringent BNVSAP safety rules have been pushing various auto majors in a rush to upgrade their cars ahead of the October deadline. However, India’s largest-selling car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki is an exception. The Indo-Japanese automaker has been on a massive drive to upgrade its products in accordance with the stricter safety rules and in fact, a lot of Maruti cars have already been updated ahead of schedule. A few days ago, Maruti Suzuki introduced the 2019 Alto K10 with new features to meet the safety norms set by the Indian government. It seems like the automotive company has been even busy upgrading the Alto 800 with essential safety fitments that make it ready for the upcoming regulations.
Updated Maruti Alto 800 spotted in a video | Gyani Enough
A video uploaded by Gyani Enough shows the 2019 Maruti Alto 800 in all its glory. The spotted model is the top-spec VXI variant. The new Alto 800 comes loaded with additional safety features as well as a bunch of visual updates. The video shows that the upcoming new hatchback gets a freshened up front-end with new blacked-out grille housing a chrome-plated Suzuki badge at the middle of it. This grille, on the other hand, has been extended further to merge with headlamps while the air dam has also been reworked and now has a sporty hexagonal design.
The 2019 Maruti Alto 800 VXI has been spotted in all its glory and revealed in a video on Youtube.
The facelifted Maruti Alto 800 also gets newly-developed fog lamps. The side and rear profile remain identical to the previous model. It features similar black steel wheels along with the same clear lens tail-lamps and bumper-integrated dual parking sensors as can be found in the outgoing version.
The 2019 Maruti Alto 800 sports a dual-tone dashboard and door panels. The centre console has witnessed some subtle revisions while the front electrically-powered windows sit in a different location. However, the steering wheel remains untouched and sees itself with no additional controls for the infotainment system. The system still comes with FM, USB, Bluetooth and AUX-in support.
As regards the mechanical aspects, the 2019 Maruti Alto 800 facelift has the same 796cc, three-cylinder petrol engine that powers the outgoing version. It churns out a max power of 48 bhp at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 69 Nm at 3,900 rpm.
The hatchback will see no mechanical revisions under the bonnet.
Standard safety features on the new Alto 800 VXI work well to help it achieve compliance with the tighter mandatory rules. It gets dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, driver and passenger seatbelt reminder, speed alert system and rear parking sensors. The launch date of the 2019 Maruti Alto 800 isn't available at the moment but the company seems to have started dispatching the car to its dealers’ stockyards.