The 2020 Maruti Alto is a car that is completely BS6 ready. This year marked 15 years of Maruti’s entry-level cars nameplate in India and it has crossed the 38 lakh customer mark. A big achievement for the brand and a reminder that simple, smart and affordable well-engineered cars help a manufacturer go a long way. Nearly 54% of Alto customers are first-time car buyers. Alto has been the preferred choice for entry car buyers due to several factors like its compact design, easy maneuverability, high fuel efficiency, updated safety features, etc while maintaining affordability.
What is new on the 2020 Maruti Alto?
Maruti Suzuki has consistently upgraded design and technology in Alto while ensuring the affordability factor as well. So one does not see big updates ever on this product. We might never see the car even get the Heateck platform. The new 2020 Maruti Alto is India’s first BS6 compliant entry segment car and has a high fuel efficiency of 22.05 km/l. The car now gets a driver-side airbag as standard equipment, Alto is the only car in its segment to offer passenger airbag as an option from base variant onwards. Other standard safety features in the include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution System (EBD), Reverse Parking Sensor, Speed Alert System and Seat Belt Reminder for both driver and co-driver. It also complies with the latest crash and pedestrian safety regulations. A CNG fuel variant is also available for customers.
What new could it get?
Alto has been leading the competitive entry segment with its superior fuel efficiency, practicality and decent performance. Currently, Alto comes with a new improved The functional aspect of Alto combined with practical looks backed by the strong Maruti Suzuki service network makes the new Alto a very attractive purchase for Indian customers. But some now want more. In 2020 we could see Maruti updating the infotainment system of the Alto and giving it a touchscreen display with all the features of the SmartPlay Dock. It will have an app that will help the car switch on its lights or lock/unlock it remotely. Along with this the car might get new colors and upholstery too. No other changes will come otherwise.
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The Alto is currently priced at Rs 2.89 lakhs to Rs 4.09 lakhs (ex-showroom). This price will not change in the future even after BS6 norms come in effect. Maruti will keep selling their bestseller as it is now. We recently did a comparison of Alto’s new sibling, the SPresso with the Alto’s arch-rival – the Renault Kwid, check out that video below.