Scoop! Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Diesel coming in 2014

| August 6, 2013 | 32 Comments


You read it first on Motoroids! One of our close friends, who works for the Indian subsidiary of Bosch, told us few minutes back that his employer just got an order for supplying fuel injectors for the oil burner of upcoming Alto 800 diesel variant. He further informed us that Maruti plans to launch the Alto 800 diesel sometime in 2014.

It may be noted that the new Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, which replaced the last gen Alto in India, has literally taken the entry level hatchback segment by storm. It has not just carried forward the legacy enjoyed by the Alto brand name but has also been successful in carving out a distinct identity for itself.

The new Alto 800, despite the insipid exterior styling, is flying off the shelves and has been giving sleepless nights to rivals. The only direct rival that the diesel variant of Alto 800 would face is the soon to be launched Tata Nano diesel. The Tata Nano hasn’t really gone down too well with the Indian car buying lot but Tata is betting big on the upcoming diesel variant which, in all probability, will offer stellar fuel economy. Powering the Tata Nano diesel would be a two cylinder, 800 cc diesel engine with aruond 40PS of max power.

The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 diesel too will be a new 800cc turbo diesel engine that will be developed ‘in-house’ by MSIL (with assistance from a team of engineers from Suzuki, Japan.)

The new 0.8 Liter diesel engines would ensure two things-

  • Maruti won’t have to pay royalty to some other car maker for the procurement and usage of their diesel engine (Currently, Maruti pays to Fiat for using their Multijet motor). This would enable MSIL to price its cars more competitively.
  • A 0.8 liter diesel engine means that not just the Alto 800 but also the AStar and WagonR could soon get a diesel engine variant to battle it out against the diesel powered Chevrolet Beat and upcoming all new Hyundai i10.

 Maruti already seems to be having another winner in his hands. What say?

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  1. Sidhant says:

    The diesel engine being developed is for the next-gen A-star which is known as the Alto globally.
    You should properly research about cars before creating hoopla.
    But nice work on creating a story about you guys knowing a Bosch employee. I don’t think grease cleaners at Bosch know about the engines that are being developed by them.

    • Dear Sidhant,
      firstly, thanks for your highly valuable feedback. Secondly, we made it very clear in the first place that none of the claims are from us. Finally, we really can’t reveal the identity of our man behind this info.

      And I may I please request you to come across as a gentleman next time onwards? For we really don’t feel good to know that our work is being reviewed by nincompoops.


      • Gillyboy says:

        good info mate….will closely watch this space need to buy a car for my dad and a 800 cc diesel will mean it will be as frugal as his activa is :)

  2. Satish says:

    Now only bikes left without diesel engines in India.

  3. if alto 800 come in desiel variants ……

    than evry 1 says wow…

  4. if alto 800 come in desiel variants ……

    than evry 1 says wow…

  5. is that true Any Official Lanuch Newes There..?

  6. Akhilesh says:

    Good Alto 800 diesel to see and other variants wagon R, A star are quite easy to compete other manufacturers. good to watch.

  7. Naveen Patil says:

    I m first persone to by diesel varient of maruti 800 new car

  8. Khasim says:

    Sir Please release Alto 800 diesel as soon as possible

  9. good alto diesel car but how long time to loanch the car r u wating diesel price is up 80 rupice per liter

  10. Anonymous says:

    2016 se pehle loanch nahi hogi alto diesel car

  11. vikas sarode says:

    Really I will wait for diesel variant and I will buy this one pls do hurry

  12. alto agar desal me aa jawe to company ko bhut fayda hoga

  13. Rajesh says:

    This will break all the record on the List weak booking and may be 80 % share in the market because people be leave in maruti.

  14. vilas mali says:

    Good in alto in disel i love this car

  15. Hitesh Kumar says:

    kya mazaak hai yaar maruti ka diseil engine or wo bhi 800 cc. car me waise hi car ka pickup nai hai disiel me to iski band baj jayegi i think maruti should improve there engine first atlest 1000 cc is good for disiel car

  16. Dinesh Kumar ShriJass says:

    I like maruti suziki car ,my first choice this company.

  17. Dinesh Kumar ShriJass says:

    I like maruti suziki first choice maruti suzuki car .

  18. mukesh says:

    When lonched the 800 in diesel its market demand hurry maruti R & D

  19. prakash says:

    Waiting for this car

  20. Anilkumar says:

    Good to hear launching Maruti Alto diesel car, What’s the price approx.

  21. Hello, I would like to subscribe for this website to obtain most recent updates, so
    where can i do it please help out.

  22. shuhail sak says:

    When I contacted near my maruthi showroom.they told me there is no diesel in didnt made

    • Hi Shuhail, the Alto 800 diesel hasn’t been launched yet. There is no clarity on when this model will be launched. We’ll update our readers though our site as and when there is any further information on this topic

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