A Complete Review of the All-New Maruti Suzuki Alto
Maruti Suzuki Alto has been given numerous updates over the years. And with the latest update, the current generation is now made BS-VI-compliant, as well as the body shell, has been enhanced in order to comply with crash-test norms. Apart from this, there are a few other updates that the all-new Maruti Suzuki Alto features. Here is a complete review of the hatchback which will help you get a better idea:
The hatchback has got a facelift that is quite visible on its enhanced headlamps, body panels, doors, boot lid, and even the rear bumper. With a larger air dam and the honeycomb-style plastic mesh, one can easily recognise the latest iteration of this hatchback. The front grille also gets a new appearance which sports a much dynamic look along with a black surround. Apart from this, one can add on some accessories like fog lamps.
The dashboard looks quite similar to that of Alto K10’s. The all-new Alto comes with a dual-tone dashboard featuring black and beige shades. This looks a lot better than the previous monotone grey interiors. However, the instrument cluster and steering wheel looks similar as compared to the 2016 version. But the door pads and seats also get a dual-tone black and cream fabric which gives quite a sophisticated look.
The hatchback comes in three variants: Alto Std, Alto LXI, and Alto VXI. While the basic Std version gets all the standard features, moving up LXI the hatchbacks offers features like power steering, air conditioning, and front power windows. The top variant VXI comes with features like keyless entry, central locking, AM/FM radio, SmartPlay Dock 2-DIN audio player, supported by USB and AUX, and Bluetooth.
Maruti has taken various measures in order to give the all-new Alto a much robust and strong structure. Owing to this, the current-generation Alto complies with the latest crash-test norms that will be applicable to all Maruti cars from 1st October 2019. Alto is also 50mm longer than its predecessors which will help the hatchback clear the pedestrian safety regulations that will come into effect from October 1, 2020. Apart from this, the car also comes with a driver’s airbag that is standard across the range. Some other features that contributed to enhanced safety are ABS, EBD, driver and front-passenger seat-belt reminder, rear parking sensors, and speed alert system. While the passenger airbags come as an option in the base and middle-variants, the top variant offers standard dual airbags.
The current-generation Alto comes with a three-cylinder 796cc F8D engine just like its predecessors. The all-new Maruti Suzuki Alto CNG and petrol variants come equipped with a smooth-shifting 5-speed manual transmission which enhances the driving experience. The CNG variant delivers a maximum power of 30.1kW at 6000 rpm and peak torque of 60Nm at 3500rpm, whereas the petrol variant delivers a maximum power of 35.3kW at 6000rpm and peak torque of 69Nm at 3500rpm. Apart from this, the hatchback offers an impressive mileage of 32.99km/kg (CNG) and 22.05km/l (Petrol).
We hope that this information will help you get a clear image of the all-new Maruti Suzuki Alto and assist you in making a much prudent decision. You can also visit your nearby Maruti Suzuki showroom to know more about the hatchback.