Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 clocks 50,000 Bookings

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Beauty is only skin deep. No one seems to understand it better than the Indian car buying ‘junta’. Case in point is the all new Maruti Suzuki Alto 800. While the entire nation criticized the exterior styling of the new car, the car buyers are surely paying more attention to what lays beneath the arguably insipid exterior.

What else explains the decidedly warm welcome that the car has got from our car market? Only recently, we reported that a Kerela based Maruti Suzuki dealer delivered as many as 200 units of the Alto 800 in a single day and now, it has emerged that the nation’s largest selling car maker has registered more than 50,000 bookings for its new baby.

Such is the response to the new car that at least 10000 bookings were made even before the price list of the new car was announced. Compared to the previous edition of Alto, that now goes out of sale, the showroom inquiries for the Alto were up by 32% over October 2011. Maruti has so far delivered 22000 of the total Alto 800 cars booked. As many as 2000 cars were delivered on the day of Dhanteras.

The new car has been launched at ‘introductory prices’ and is slated to become dearer in a few days.

New Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Price list:-

New Maruti Alto 800 Petrol

•             STD – 2.44 lakh

•             LX – 2.765 lakh

•             LXi – 2.99 lakh

New Maruti 800 Petrol + CNG

•             STD – 3.19 lakh

•             LX – 3.37 lakh

•             LXi- 3.56 lakh

The new Alto 800 is a new design. It is taller, has more cabin space and has more features. The 796cc F8D engine on the new car delivers 47.5 bhp, which is about 3.5 bhp more than the earlier iteration of the engine. Torque is up by a substantial 7nm too. Maruti Suzuki has also worked on the gearshift to make the shift action smoother. The new car also boasts of an ARAI certified 22.74kmpl fuel efficiency which is quite a revelation.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Specifications


Overall length                    3395 mm

Overall Width                    1490 mm

Overall Height                   1475 mm

Wheelbase                         2360 mm


Front     1295 mm

Rear       1290 mm

Minimum Turning Radius                              4.6 m

Ground Clearance                           160 mm


Kerb Weight    

Alto 800                695 kg

Alto 800 LX          715 kg

Alto 800 LXi         720 kg. 725 kg (With Airbag)

Gross Vehicle Weight                     1185 kg


Swept Volume                 796 cc

Engine Type                                      F8D

No. of Cylinders                                                3

No. of Valves                     12

Engine Control                                 32 Bit Computer

Maximum Power                             48 PS @ 6000 rpm

Maximum Torque                            69 Nm @ 3500 rpm

Transmission                      5 Speed MT

All  New Cable Type Gear Shift

Suspension System       

Front                                     Gas Filled Mc Pherson Strut

Torsion Roll Control Device

Rear                       Coil Spring, Gas Filled Shock

Absorbers With Three Link Rigid

Axle And Isolated Trailing Arm


Seating                                 5 Persons

Fuel Tank                             35 litres


Tyre Size                                              145/80 R12 (Tubeless)


Front                     Solid Disc

Rear                       Drum



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  • Raquel says:

    It’s actually a great and helpful piece of information.
    I’m satisfied that you shared this helpful information with us.

    Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  • Husain says:

    But that is the best car to come from the stable… I loved that car… Sadly I couldn't afford it when it was in the market… 🙁

  • Nuzati says:

    seems a good car …. cheers Maruti Suzuki

  • 🙂 Well said. Even I use a Maruti. Sadly, its spares aren’t cheap and take time to come. Its a Baleno. 😉

  • Leonid Joseph says:

    I use a Maruti why.
    It is cheap to buy. cheap to run. cheap spares. Able to service my car almost anywhere(POS and service 500mts from my home). Very good resale value. Gets me from A to B without any problems. Width of the car (atleast up wagon R class) is small so that I am able to use roads which other big cars cant use, so that I can get to my destination faster.

    No snob value, but who cares.
    Not exactly performance cars, but where are the roads to use the power. Definitely not in the city.
    Bought two maruti cars third will be a maruti too warts and all.