When one thinks of small cars that have great success in the PV(private vehicles) segment, one thinks of Maruti. The company has molded, made segments and become a segment leader in others. This means that when Maruti is thinking of revamping its most prestigious and successful nameplates, it will go above and beyond to make it a sales king again. Yes, we are talking about the new Maruti Alto 2020. This new BS6 compliant, safer, bigger and based on a new platform car will come next year. So what will it be like?
Maruti Alto 2020 Launch
The next-gen new Maruti Alto 2020 was supposed to be launched in the year 2019 but till now there are no confirmations that Maruti is working on any Maruti Alto generation. This means that the next generation of the new Alto will be seen directly in the year 2020. Maruti is still focused on making the S-Presso a reality first and grabbing the mini-SUV segments top spot.
|Maruti Alto 2020||Launching 2020|
Maruti Alto 2020 Price in India
The price will not go up by a lot. The Alto is known for its base level value for the money price tag. Maruti will price it accordingly. That said, the below pricing is still conservative, with a new platform, increase in dimensions, BS6 technology and added features, the new Maruti Alto 2020 could be more expensive.
|Maruti Alto 2020||Price (on-road)|
|Base||Rs 3 lakhs|
|Top Variant||Rs 5 lakhs|
Maruti Alto 2020 Design
There are multiple reports that suggest the new Alto will get a lot more SUV like looks. The Future S that was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo, is likely to be the concept car for the new Alto. But now we know that the car is the S-Presso. Maruti is working on it and it will be built on the Heartect platform. This will be an all-new SUV that will go up against the Kwid. The Alto meanwhile will be a much sleeker car.
The taillights have a revised look which gives it a fresh look. The new Maruti Alto 2020 will also have a larger wheel profile. The previous generation Alto always felt under tyred and that was done to increase the mileage. But as there is an increase in the weight of this car it will create a need for larger tires.
New Maruti Alto 2020 Features
So, we are expecting `multiple new features on this new Maruti Alto 2020. The new Alto will be a revolutionary product. It is a bit too early to come to any kind of conclusion on what all will the product offer. But it will come with a range of features for sure. There will be a 1.0-liter petrol engine, the same K-Series family. However, it is also speculated that a 660cc turbo petrol will also be offered. Maybe not immediately but in the coming days. Both these engines shall be offered with a five-speed manual and AMT. Expect the price to be about Rs 3.5 lakhs to Rs 5 lakhs (ex-showroom).
The spy images suggest that the micro-SUV is likely to borrow styling cues from the Concept Future-S. It appears to have a high stance with wraparound headlamps and rectangular tail lamp clusters. The car has short front and rear overhangs and a raked rear windshield. The new model is likely to be based on the WagonR’s Heartect-A platform.
The standard features that will be made available on this vehicle will be a single airbag, ABS + EBD. The top model will get an optional dual airbag, touchscreen system, reverse camera and even Android Auto and CarPlay stuff. This will be a four to five-seater. The focus will be on more rear-seat space and a bigger boot as well.
New Maruti Alto 2020 Competition
The new Alto will be a competitor for the new Renault KWID. This is because could be an SUV styled car, therefore the pricing will also be on those lines too. Along with that, Maruti Suzuki is working on a range of electric products for India. This is the only brand that is working on localizing electric from its first product onwards. The Wagon R is already being tested in India in its electric avatar.