Maruti Alto 800 Review

It is the highest sold car in the world. Yes, the Maruti Alto 800 carries this distinction. There was a recent facelift that this car received. This facelift was not a major one. The Alto 800 continues to be a favourite car across the country. Its sales are very high even today. How is the new Alto 800? What is the price? We tell you in detail. Competing against the Datsun RediGo and the Renault Kwid, Maruti had updated the Alto 800. Read further for more details.

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Maruti Alto 800 on-road Price in India

The Maruti Alto 800 has been priced between INR 2.75 lakhs to INR 4.15 lakhs (on-road). Maruti will work its way with the pricing.


Maruti Alto 800 prices

On-road price, New Delhi

Alto 800 2017 STDINR 2.75 lakhsAlto 800 2017  STD (O)

Maruti Alto 800 Mileage

Maruti Alto 800 facelift mileage

Petrol24.7 km/l
CNG33.44 km/kg

Maruti Alto 800 Design

The Alto 800 now gets a new face. The Suzuki badge now gets placed on the bumper instead of the grille. The new front grille is extremely slim and looks different from other cars. The front and rear bumpers are redesigned and look better. These are the major changes on the Alto 800 facelift’s exterior design. Nothing else has changed. The side profile and the rear portion remain identical to the earlier car.

2016 Maruti Alto 800 facelift Green colour

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Maruti Alto 800 Interior

The interiors of the Alto 800 are the same, they haven’t changed. An in-built audio system now comes in the Alto 800. The interior them is black and grey, so it looks more premium. Not much has changed on the inside of the Alto 800 facelift, Infact the completion is offering more features than this car.

2016 Maruti Alto 800 facelift interior

The seat head rests are fixed on the front and the rear. Maruti has provided scooped out back on the front seats. This adds that extra knee room for the rear passengers. There are front power windows and the new three-spoke steering wheel is carried forward. The instrument cluster is simple and the side AC vents are circular. The in-dash music system has USB and aux-input. The Alto 800 logos from the inside have been replaced. Now, the design looks a lot more subtle than before. There is even a bottle holder behind the hand brake lever. This can accommodate one bottle only. There is no space to keep any more large bottles in the Alto.

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Maruti Alto 800 Features

  • ABS
  • Airbag
  • In-dash music system
  • AC
  • Power Steering
  • Front power windows
  • Seat belts for five people

Maruti Alto 800 Variants

The Alto 800 is available in four variants: Standard, Standard (O), LX, LX(O), LXi, LXi(O), VXi and VXi(O).

Maruti Alto 800 Colours

The Alto 800 is offered in Superior White, Granite Grey, Blazing Red, Silky Silver, Cerulean Blue and Mojito Green.

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Maruti Alto 800 Engine

The Alto 800 comes with a 796cc petrol engine pumps out 47bhp of power. This engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. This car isn’t the most powerful on paper but in real world it is a lot more easier to drive. The Alto 800 has a CNG option as well. The Alto 800 might even get an AMT option as Maruti has tested one already.

Maruti Alto 800 Competition

The Alto 800 competes with the Hyundai Eon, Datsun RediGo and the Renault Kwid. The upcoming, more powerful Tata Nano Pelican will also be competing in this segment.

Also Read: Datsun RediGo price, launch and features

2016 Maruti Alto 800 facelift music system

Maruti Alto 800 Specifications

Alto 800 Specifications

Engine796cc petrol
Power47 bhp @ 6000rpm
Torque69 Nm @ 3500rpm
Transmission5-speed manual


Maruti Alto 800 Dimensions

Alto 800 Dimensions

Length3395 mm
Width1490 mm
Height1475 mm
Wheelbase2360 mm

Maruti Alto 800  images


Maruti Alto 800
  • Design
  • Interiors
  • Features
  • Performance
  • Mileage
  • Value for money
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