Maruti Suzuki Alto 800

Overview of the car




21.5 Mileage

35 Litres


5 Seater

2 Years / 40,000 Kms

Performance Metrics

kilometers per hour

Top Speed


0-100 kph


Turning Cycle
Tech Specs


796 cc
Max Power
48 bhp
7.03 kgm
Number of Cylinder(s)


Wheel Base
2360 mm
Ground Clearance
160 mm
177 ltrs
Turning Circle
9.2 mtrs
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Suspension & Chassis

Front Suspension
Mc Pherson Strut
Rear Suspension
Coil Springs, Gas Filled Shock Absorbers
Steering Type
Power Steering
Front: 145/80 R12
Rear: 145/80 R12
Front Brakes
Solid Disc
Rear Brakes
Reviews and Video

Narain Says

The softly sprung Alto has a fair bit of body roll when you go fast around a corner but still manages to feel safe. The light steering doesn’t quite weight up at higher speeds though and there is fair amount of vertical movement as well.


Hormazd Says

The fresh styling, revamped interiors, rehashed engine and superb pricing go towards making the Alto an attractive offering. But the cabin is still quite cramped and the quality still fails to match up to rivals like the Hyundai Eon.

TorqueX Review

What you’ll like?

Peppy and responsive engine,slick gear-box

What you won’t like?

Cabin space and legroom,firm ride.

TorqueX Says

Gets the basics right.

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Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Review, Road Test

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800

The Maruti Alto 800 so far, did not have any real direct competition. The 800cc Hyundai Eon, also a part of the same segment, wasn’t a serious contender given its high pricing, and the Tata Nano did fail to meet expectations by a huge extent. Today, the entry-level hatchback segment is filling fast with serious contenders. The Renault Kwid has seen massive success, and the soon-to-be launched Datsun Redigo looks promising. As a result, Maruti has given the Alto 800 an update.

The basic design of the car is more or less the same. This means, the Alto 800’s original styling, which includes the high-mounted headlights, a thick C-pillar, and the slightly flared wheel arches are still there. At the rear, details such as the crystal-like tail-lights and some sculpting seen on the hatch are carried forward too. So to find out what’s new, you really need to be an Alto fan.

The updated Alto 800 receives major changes to its nose. The bumper is completely new. A narrow horizontal slit running from headlight to headlight replaces the grille. The headlights now get amber turn indicators in place of the clear-lens units. Also, the trapezoidal air dam has been given a 180-degree flip, making the car look slightly wider than before. There’s a provision for front fog lamps now, but the accessory isn’t offered as standard. At 3,430mm, the updated Alto is now slightly longer than the pre-facelift car, thanks to the new front bumper. Apart from that, the Alto 800’s dimensions remain unchanged.

On the inside, it gets a new fabric for the seats and door pads, rear seats get headrests for the higher variants. However, Maruti has added more equipment to all trims of the Alto 800. The base variant now gets a passenger-side wing mirror, and more storage, while the LXi and VXi trims get child-safety lock. The top-spec Alto 800 VXi gets remote entry as well. Apart from this, standard features on the VXi trim include front power windows, central locking and full wheel caps.

In terms of safety, Maruti offers a driver airbag as an option on all trims, but gives ABS a miss.

The updated Alto 800 continues to be offered with the 48hp, three-cylinder F8 petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. It now delivers a good nine percent better fuel economy at 24.7kpl as opposed to 22.7kpl earlier, thanks to a new thermal ignition system. In contrast, the Nano delivers 23.6kpl and the Kwid does a slightly better 25.17kpl. Our short stint with the updated Alto confirmed that it drives exactly like the pre-facelift model. This means it still has the ability to deliver decent performance for a car of this size.

These mild tweaks do give the ageing Alto 800 a shot in the arm, and this should keep things running until an all-new model arrives in 2018. However, with the increasing competition, the updated Alto will have to soldier on to keep the momentum going. 


The updated Alto 800 continues to be offered with the three-cylinder F8 petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. If you want the clutchless AMT gearbox, you will have to shell out more and go for the more powerful Alto K10. Considering that there are no mechanical changes, our short stint with the updated Alto confirmed that it drives exactly like the pre-facelift model. This means its ability to deliver a decent ride quality for a car this size remains. However, the vertical movement on uneven roads also stays. The 48hp engine remains unchanged, but is still good enough for daily city commute. The power steering also feels a bit vague.

Here is a look at how the prices of the facelifted Alto 800 match up to its predecessor

Variant Maruti Alto 800 (Old) Facelifted Maruti Alto 800 Difference  
Alto 800 Standard Rs 2,60,394 Rs 2,49,000 Rs 11,394  
Alto 800 STD(O) Rs 2,66,447 Rs 2,55,000 Rs 11,447  
Alto 800 LX Rs 2,97,223 Rs 2,83,000 Rs 14,223  
Alto 800 LX(O) Rs 3,03,275 Rs 2,89,000 Rs 14,275  
Alto 800 LXi Rs 3,19,942 Rs 3,09,000 Rs 10,942  
Alto 800 LXi(O) Rs 3,25,995 Rs 3,15,000 Rs 10,995  
Alto 800 LXi CNG Rs 3,77,514 Rs 3,70,000 Rs 7,514  
Alto 800 LXi CNG(O) Rs 3,83,567 Rs 3,76,000 Rs 7,567  
Alto 800 VXi Rs 3,33,655 Rs 3,28,000 Rs 5,655  
Alto 800 VXi(O) Rs 3,52,152 Rs 3,34,000 Rs 18,152  

Check out the prices of the facelifted Alto versus its rivals, the Renault Kwid, Hyundai Eon and Tata Nano.

Facelifted Maruti Alto 800 Renault Kwid Hyundai Eon 0.8L Tata Nano
STD: Rs 2,49,000 STD: Rs 262113 D-Lite: Rs 328,502 XE: Rs 207,152
STD(O): Rs 2,55,000 RXE: Rs 298422 D-lite+: Rs 354,353 XM: Rs 242,515
LX: Rs 2,83,000 RXL: Rs 323279 Era+: Rs 368,558 XT: Rs 262,685
LX(O): Rs2,89,000 RXT: Rs 357204 Magna: Rs 399,834 --
LXi: Rs 3,09,000 RXT(O): Rs 367204 Sportz: Rs 424,795 --
LXi(O): Rs 3,15,000 -- -- --
VXi: Rs 3,28,00 -- -- --
VXi(O): Rs 3,34,000 -- -- --

(all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi)

Maruti Alto 800 facelift photo gallery



Comfort & Convenience

  • Central Locking
  • Remote Locking
  • Total Immobilizer
  • Climate Control
  • Remote Boot Release
  • Remote Fuel Lid
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Rear Wiper
  • Rear Defogger
  • Front Power Windows
  • Rear Power Windows
  • Trip Computer
  • Electric Adjust wing mirror
  • Dead Pedal
  • Cruise Control
  • Paddle shifters
  • Sunroof
  • Refrigerator
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Air Conditioner
  • Electric Sun Blinds
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
  • Reversing Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • 360 degree camera
  • Heads Up Display
  • Stop/start
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED Lights
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Rear Power Outlet

Drivers Aid & Safety

  • ABS
  • ESP
  • EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Parking Sensors
  • Airbags Total


  • Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Split rear seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Folding Rear Seats
  • Front Adjustable Headrests
  • Rear Adjustable Headrests
  • Passenger Seat Height Adjust
  • Lumbar Support
  • Third row of seats
  • Seat Massagers
  • Seat Memory
  • Cooled Seats
  • Electric Seats
  • Driver Seat Power Adjust
  • Rear Seat Foldable Table
  • Rear Seat Centre Armrest

Entertainment & Communication

  • TouchScreen Audio System
  • Audio system (with Radio)
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth & Streaming
  • Steering Audio Controls
  • Speakers
  • Hands Free Telephony
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Single CD Player
  • Rear seat screens
  • Subwoofer
  • Voice activated controls

Tyres & Wheels

  • Spare wheel
  • Space saver
  • Alloy Wheels
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