All New Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 to Replace Alto F8. Alto K10 to Continue Unaffected

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On the launch of the all new Maruti Alto 800, nation’s leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd put to rest a few doubts that many had in their mind. As we had been speculating, the new car replaces the old Alto F8, which was on sale since last 12 years. Performance enthusiasts, however, will be delighted about the fact that the very energetic Alto K10 will remain on sale

Click here for full details on the recently launched Maruti Alto 800.

Another news that might come across as a relief to many is that the Alto K10 won’t acquire the ‘love it or hate it’ styling of the Alto 800. Click here for Design Commentary on new Alto 800.

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What comes across as a real surprise is that our 800, which has been in market since 3 decades and is generations older to the outgoing Alto F8, will continue to be on sale at the export markets  and at smaller Indian cities where BS3 emission norms have not been replaced by the stricter BS4 emission norms.

The car maker has already received 10,000 bookings for the Alto 800 and is also betting big on the export market.

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Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Specifications

Dimensions

Overall length                    3395 mm

Overall Width                    1490 mm

Overall Height                   1475 mm

Wheelbase                         2360 mm

Tread  

Front     1295 mm

Rear       1290 mm

Minimum Turning Radius                              4.6 m

Ground Clearance                           160 mm

Weight       

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

Engine      

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

Capacity         

Seating                                 5 Persons

Fuel Tank                             35 litres

Tyres        

Tyre Size                                              145/80 R12 (Tubeless)

Brakes     

Front                     Solid Disc

Rear                       Drum