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

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