What to Expect From All-New Maruti Alto?

by Mohammed Burman | 23/08/2018
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In 2020 – 2021, Maruti Suzuki is planning to release the New-generation Alto in India to substitute all the existing models.

The 2000 Maruti Alto released by Maruti Suzuki 18 years ago was warmly welcome in India and has continued to be one of the best-selling car models for more than 14 years. This well-known car model reached a record of 35 lakh units in accumulative sales in March 2018. The automaker is planning to update this hatchback to replace all the current models. Although not until 2020 – 2021 is the newest Maruti Alto projected to launch, we can anticipate the following fives amazing things.

1. Crossover-like exterior

2018 Maruti Alto has a crossover-like body type and design elements, which marks the difference from the present models with traditional design. The new Alto is expected to have a more robust Kwid and higher ground clearance. All of these will increase the competitiveness in its segment against the forthcoming new Hyundai Santro and the Renault Kwid.

2. Great fuel efficiency

Thanks to the improved powertrain, the new-gen Alto will certainly be more fuel efficient. With the 660cc motor instead of the current 800cc one, the Japan-spec model produces a mileage of more than 30kmpl. If the new-gen Alto appearing in India has this engine, it will be the most fuel efficient India car.

New-generation Maruti Alto red color rear look

New-generation Maruti Alto will have a more robust look and greater fuel efficiency

3. Redesigned platform

Although the automaker has kept quiet about the new Maruti Alto, there have been pretty strong rumours that it is going to be based on Suzuki’s new HEARTECT platform. Thanks to the high-tensile steel which form this new architecture, the vehicle can become lighter and make sure that it performs well and safely. The car’s driving dynamics and handling can also be enhanced.

4. Refined engine

It is widely anticipated that the new Maruti Alto will be equipped with a more powerful 660cc engine with a turbocharged format. This 660cc engine can produce the maximum power of 64 PS at 6,000 RPM and a peak torque of 98 Nm at 3,000 rpm. Maruti is also expected to offer a diesel powertrain with the SHVS technology. The new hatchback will also available with Maruti Suzuki’s ASG (Automated Shift Gearbox) technology and the conventional 5-speed manual transmission at the same time.

5. Interior

The new Alto is likely to be packed with exceptional safety and comfort features including but not limited to

  • Bluetooth

  • Touchscreen infotainment system with navigation

  • USB and AUX connectivity options

  • Updated audio system

  • Enhanced cabin material

New-generation Maruti Alto dashboard black colour

Some safety and comfort features will be added to the interior of New-generation Maruti Alto

6. Price in India

The last but not least thing which is of great concern to people is the price of the new Alto. The base model costs almost the same as the Alto 800, Rs 2.8 lakhs. However, the top model of the next generation model will cost as much as Rs 4.2 lakhs.

Refer to the table below to see the possible price of the new Alto

 Base model  Rs 2.8 lakhs 
 Top model  Rs 4.2 lakhs

With these amazing improvements, the Maruti Alto is expected to remain to be India’s best-selling car in the years to come. 

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