IAB Rendering – Maruti Alto 800 Facelift

Posted on: May 3, 2014 - 1:31pm IST

Recent spyshots have revealed that Maruti is working on a facelift for its best selling product, the Maruti Alto 800. Though the entry-level car was launched only in October 2012, a refresh is necessary in the wake of new competition coming from the Datsun Go, Hyundai Eon 1.0L and Renault XBA.

Based on the spy images, our artist, Shoeb, has come out with this rendering of what the Alto 800 facelift may look like. A major styling change we noticed on the spy images was that the refreshed Alto 800’s design seems influenced by the Celerio in many places. The headlights for example, are swept back to an extent and appear sharply cut.

Maruti Alto 800 facelift rendering IAB
Headlamps, hood, grille, mirror and bumper are restyled on the Maruti Alto 800 facelift.
Maruti Alto 800 front fascia
Front of the current Maruti Alto 800 added for reference.

Chrome, which is considered a feature in India, was seen on the upper portion of the grille of the test cars and is also seen in our rendering. The wing mirrors have been upgraded as well and they seemed borrowed from the Celerio on the test cars.

The front bumper gets the addition of foglight enclosures, though whether Maruti actually provides foglights is secondary. Nevertheless, cutouts for foglights may help owners to get them fitted at the accessory section, as the current Alto 800’s bumper is devoid of provision.

Expect the Alto 800 to retain its 796 cc engine. Another possibility Maruti can explore is launching its 1.0-liter K-Series engine on the Alto 800 to rival the Hyundai Eon 1.0L (after rebranding the car).

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5 thoughts on “IAB Rendering – Maruti Alto 800 Facelift

  1. avinash says:

    really i am wating for the facelift of alto 800 can anyone tell me when it will be avaliable in the market

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  2. Abhinav Suri says:

    Okay, I know you’ve answered this multiple times already, but isn’t it possible Maruti is actually testing the new K10? Sure the doors look like the Alto 800, but there’s always a chance Maruti is switching to the new shell to save costs. Plus, the Alto 800 is less than 2 years old and that’s quite early in a Maruti product’s life-cycle for a facelift. The K10 on the other hand has long been due for one.

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    1. MK says:

      This is the new Alto K10 in the new Alto 800 body. The engine bay has been slightly extended. Whatever the design of Alto 800 maybe, it still sells well. Maruti will never face lift a car which has been in the market for only two years.

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  3. mj says:

    the grille and headlights are nowhere close to what is seen in the spyshots.

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  4. Sanjuz says:

    Rendered image seems proportionate. Its sleek and acceptable. Seems to K10 type front slightly .

    Nice Move by Suzuki.

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