Maruti Suzuki has released the first official images of the Maruti Alto 800, prior to its market introduction next Tuesday.
After its launch in India, the Maruti Alto 800 will be exported to Latin America and other developing markets over time.
The fate of the current 800cc Alto after the Alto 800's launch is still a big unknown, but there is certainly no plans to discontinue the Alto K10 variant, which is powered by the 1-liter K Series engine.
The Alto 800 is powered by the 796 cc F8D engine which produces 7 Nm more torque, leading to an improved output of 69 Nm. The power output has been improved, which now stands at 47.5 bhp@6000 rpm, up from the earlier 44 bhp.
The Alto 800 is built on the old Alto platform, with an additional 23 mm of leg room and 15mm of head room for the rear passengers. Overall length has been reduced by 100 mm, with 55 mm takes away from the front and 45 mm shaved from the rear.
The mileage of the Alto 800 has increased 15% to 22.7 kmpl. The Alto CNG (Natural Gas) variant returns 30.46 km per kg on CNG.