Next-gen Maruti Alto is under works and will most likely be hitting the showroom floors next year. Wondering, how it will look like? Here's how.
Maruti Alto is an important product in the Indian automotive space. It has been in the Indian market for around 20 years now. The Alto was introduced in the year 2000. In 2012, second-gen Alto was launched in the country. Now in 2020, Maruti has started testing the third-generation model of its entry-level hatchback. When Maruti launched the S-Presso last year, everyone thought that it is the replacement for the Alto. With the spy shots of the 3rd-gen Alto floating over the internet, we now know that it isn’t the case. But the question that now pops up in our minds is how the next-gen Maruti Alto would look like. Our in-house rendering specialist – Shoeb R. Kalania has answered this question with his illustration of the next-gen Maruti Alto.
In the image above, it can be seen that Alto gets a different design than the outgoing model. However, it does get a slight inheritance of the currently-selling version of the Alto. On the front, a new design for the headlamps can be seen. Also, it now looks a little bigger and taller in comparison to the outgoing model. The overall stance of the car feels upright, which would help it with increased headroom on the inside.
Since this would be the cheapest offering from Maruti, it will continue to get lift-to-open door handles and fender-mounted turn indicators. In the current state, Alto misses out on alloy wheels even as an option. Therefore, the rendering artist made the next-gen Alto in the rendering sit on a set of steel rims. However, it gets a set of wheel caps.
In the next-gen avatar, Alto is expected to be powered by the same 796cc 3-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol that does duties on the outgoing version. It is capable of putting out a peak power output of 47 PS and max torque of 69 Nm. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The next-gen model, however, is expected to offer an option of 5-speed AMT as well. Also, the Alto can be had with the option of CNG as fuel. Talking of the mileage, it returns an ARAI-claimed figure of 22.05 kmpl. The CNG trim, on the other hand, returns 31.59 km/kg.