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Maruti Suzuki Alto 800
₹ 2,45,242 - 3,73,755

CarHunt Ratings  6.7/10

Pros
  • Price & Resale
  • Ride coupled with decent engine
  • Low maintenance
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics
  • Basic creature comfort features
  • Lacks ABS even as an option

Alto 800

Wrapup

 An easy to buy, run and maintain car which can also handle highways. Looks a bit quirky but the engine is one of the most responsive ones in its segment, and it retains its value over a longer period of time. Refreshed recently, the price has reduced and a few features added in which increases the sheer value quotient.  

CarHunt Ratings

Overall  6.7/10

  • Ride Handing

    Ride & Handing

    6.5

  • Ride Handing

    Fuel Efficiency

    7.5

  • Ride Handing

    Engine & Gearbox

    7

  • Ride Handing

    Asking Price

    7.5

  • Ride Handing

    Comfort

    5.5

  • Ride Handing

    Resale Value

    7.5

  • Ride Handing

    Safety

    5.5

  • Ride Handing

    Maintenance

    8

  • Ride Handing

    Ergonomics

    6

  • Ride Handing

    Looks

    6

Highlights

Price Range
  • Base (P)

     2,45,242

  • Top (P)

     3,73,755

  • Base (D)

    N/A

  • Top (D)

    N/A

Variants
  • Petrol

    5

  • Diesel

    0

  • CNG/LPG

    1

  • Total

    6

Fuel Efficiency
  • Petrol MT

    22.74 kmpl 

  • Diesel MT

    NA 

  • Petrol AT

    NA 

  • Diesel AT

    NA 

Car Life Cycle
  • Launch Year

    2012

  • 1st Gen

    2000

  • Current Gen

    2nd

  • Last Updated

    2016

  • Next Gen

    NA

Variant(s) to go for
Warranty
  • 2 years

  • 40,000 kms

The X Factor

Review in progress!

Bizarre

Review in progress!

Background

Review in progress!

On The Road Prices

Quick Review

No matter what Maruti does to the Alto, Indians just seem to appreciate it more and more which is evident on the cash registers of this home grown brand. The Alto 800 has been by far the best selling Indian car and is responsible for a lot of Indian families and young buyers to upgrade from a two wheeler to a four wheeler. This time, with its second generation and an all new avatar, Alto 800 still manages to pack that same appeal with a complete new design and some cosmetic changes. What used to be a straight and edge design earlier, this entry level compact hatch now endorses more curves and character lines all over, giving it a modern appeal. There is not much of a difference on the outside between the Alto 800 and its powerful sibling Alto K10 but when you look carefully, the minor changes are noticeable. Following a similar design theme, the Alto 800 gets a slanting wave design on the front bonnet with a hint of chrome lining on the front grille that houses the Suzuki logo along with a ‘raised eyebrow’ sweptback headlamps with black finish. The hexagonal air dam with the extended front bumper offers a pleasing design which is good on the eyes. On the side is where it resembles the Alto K10 the most with a deep shoulder line running all the way from the headlights onto the tail light cluster. Its raised wheel arches offers confidence especially on Indian roads while the rear offers a no-nonsense design with oval shaped tail lamps and some fine creases on the tailgate. Overall, its exterior design feels quite acceptable for the masses.

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