Maruti Alto 800 facelift returns 9% better mileage, spied ahead of launch today

Posted on: May 18, 2016 - 9:58am IST

Gets improved braking performance too.

Ahead of its launch today, the Maruti Alto 800 facelift is seen in an all-new Green color, which is one of two all-new colors the company will introduce. The colors are called Mojito Green and Cerulean Blue.

Maruti Alto 800 facelift Mojito Green spied
The Maruti Alto 800 facelift’s redesign results in better aerodynamic efficiency, the report states.

The Alto 800 facelift, as reported earlier, gets all-new headlight clusters, a new, slimmer grille and a new front bumper with provision for foglight fitment. Maruti will not offer foglights even on the top-end VXi grade. There are no further changes to the exterior of the entry-level small car.

Inside, Maruti has given the Alto 800 facelift a darker shade of grey for the door trims and the seat fabrics get new design elements too. Additionally, all variants will now get a child lock on the rear door, whereas remote keyless entry will be offered on the top-end VXi grade.

Maruti Alto 800 facelift Mojito Green interior spied
A driver airbag will continue to be an optional extra on all variants.

The Maruti Alto 800 facelift will continue to be powered by the 0.8-liter three-cylinder engine which will be available in CNG and petrol avatars. However, the petrol variant will return 9 percent better fuel efficiency of 24.77 km/l as against the outgoing model’s 22.74 km/l, while the CNG version will return 33.44 km/kg as against 30.46 km/kg.

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On the safety front, the Alto 800 facelift will continue offering a driver airbag on all variants as an optional extra. However, engineers have fitted a 6.5-inch brake booster for improved braking performance. The car will still be devoid of ABS though.

Maruti Alto 800 facelift – Image Gallery

[Source – Financial Express]

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