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Maruti Suzuki Alto

₹ 3.5L - 5.1L*

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Maruti Suzuki Alto Colours

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Maruti Suzuki Alto Specifications

CNG, Petrol
Fuel Type
5
Seater
22.1
km/l
Mileage
manual
Transmission
796
cc
Engine
Hatchback
Body Type
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No Longer ‘Lord Alto’

If you are planning to buy your first car, chances are you already considered the Alto. Such is the reach of the Alto in India. It was the tiny A-segment car that took the baton from the Maruti 800, and successfully carried it for long to become the best-selling car in India for years in a row. Not only was it an economical purchase, but it was also very affordable to run and maintain, and served many purposes in a variety of households. However, with the purchasing power of Indian buyers rising, the Alto has witnessed a steady decline in sales as the market flocks toward B-segment hatchbacks and micro SUVs. The Alto has also remained largely unchanged since a decade, receiving only facelifts and minor engine tweaks to match emissions norms. Is an A-segment car like the Alto still a reasonable buy? Let’s have a look.

 

Maruti Suzuki Alto Pros and Cons 

ProsCons
One of the most affordable cars to purchase in IndiaEngine is dull, especially in CNG mode
Low running and maintenance costsCramped
High resale valueBase variant doesn’t get basic features like Air Conditioner, power steering, or passenger airbag
Compact dimensions aid manoeuvrability-
Option of CNG-

 

Maruti Suzuki Alto Exterior Design 

The Alto has been around for a long time and selling in high numbers, making this A-segment sedan a familiar sighting on Indian roads. There won’t be many people in India who are unfamiliar with the Alto’s looks, the decade-old design has started to show its age. Unlike the older generation models, this generation has a taller stance in order to liberate some room on the inside. This does make the Alto’s silhouette look like it’s halfway to being a tall-boy design, making it look slightly out of proportion. The 2019 facelift gave the Alto a new fascia with a black insert on the grille, and the large air-dam with honeycomb mesh design. However, the silhouette and the rear-end design has remained the same since 2013.

 

Maruti Suzuki Alto Interiors 

On the Inside, the Alto has a functional yet modern design. It gets a two-tone black and cream coloured dashboard which has a curvy design. But the overall quality isn’t great, as you’d expect from a car in this segment. The interior also lacks storage spaces thanks to the compact dimensions, but it does get cup holders and a decently sized glove box. Boot space too is decent for a hatchback its size, however, it is completely occupied by the cylinder in CNG variants.

 

Maruti Suzuki Alto Comfort 

The Maruti Suzuki Alto delivers a plush ride at low-speeds, which is how it will spend most of its time on city roads. The soft suspension soaks up bumps well, and while there are a few thumps, it does a good job at softening the blow. Since it has small wheels, it isn’t the most comfortable hatchback on broken roads, but the high ground clearance helps it clear most obstacles on its way. 

The Alto gets thin and compact seats due to its small dimensions, and that does take a toll on comfort. The front seats are narrow, and although the cushioning is soft, there’s not enough bolstering to hold you in place when cornering. While the front seats have been kept thin to open more knee room at the back, there isn’t much of it, nor is there enough headroom or legroom for adults. 

 

Maruti Suzuki Alto Performance and handling

The Alto is one of the last sub-800 cc cars that remain in India, and the 796 cc three cylinder engine is rather underpowered compared to the 1-litre mills offered in rivals. Especially in CNG mode, the engine runs out of breath pretty quickly, but the power on tap is good enough to ponder around in urban conditions. The compact dimensions of the Alto also make it a happy handler, but its slightly taller design and soft suspension result in a bit of body-roll when driven hard around corners. The Alto is best used as a city commuter, and the hatchback does a decent job of doing that. The 5-speed manual gearbox is also easy to use, and even though the clutch is a bit springy, it is light and has short travel. 

 

Maruti Suzuki Alto Key specifications 

Engine796 cc in-line 3 cylinder F8D engine
Maximum Power47 bhp at 6,000 RPM47 bhp at 6,000 RPM (petrol),
40 bhp at 6,000 RPM (CNG)
Maximum Torque69 Nm at 3,500 RPM69 Nm at 3,500 RPM (petrol),
60 Nm at 3,500 RPM (CNG)
Transmission5-speed manual
Seating Capacity5
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol + CNG
Mileage22.05 km/l31.59 km/kg

 

Maruti Suzuki Alto Safety Features

There’s a stark absence of safety features in the Maruti Suzuki Alto, despite not being much cheaper than other Maruti cars. Even dual airbags are not standard in all variants, only the driver airbag is. It does get government mandated safety features like ABS, EBD, front seat belt reminders, and a speed alert system. Unsurprisingly, the Alto had scored a 0-star rating at GNCAP when it was tested back in 2014. However, the version that was tested then had no airbags.

 

Maruti Suzuki Alto Technology and Infotainment

The base and mid variants of the Alto unsurprisingly don't get any audio system. It is only the top spec VXi and VXi+ trims that get a two speaker music system. The VXi trim gets a basic dock with Bluetooth, USB and AUX inputs for playing music, apart from the radio. VXi+ trim gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display, but the input modes remain the same, with no inclusion of Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

 

Is the Maruti Suzuki Alto for you?

The Maruti Suzuki Alto is one of the most affordable cars in India. Not only is it economical to purchase, but it is also economical to run and maintain. For someone on a very tight budget who doesn’t want to consider buying used cars, the Alto could be the only option that fits the bill. However, it lacks some very important safety features and creature comforts that slightly costlier rivals provide. The space on offer in the car is also too tight, and the engine is dull. And while the ‘Lord Alto’ may have been a very practical car once, it is now getting increasingly hard to recommend it over larger and more powerful rivals like the Alto K10 and Renault Kwid.

Maruti Suzuki Alto User Reviews

3.6 out of 5

Interiors

3.1

Looks

3.2

Fuel Economy

3.9

Comfort

3.5
K

Kishan

4.3 | On 03 Oct 23

Good for city travel and serves the basic purpose.

A

Avinash kumar

5.0 | On 19 Sept 23

I think alto have better fuel economy and it has enough boot space for small family

A

Anuradha Ganesh Yadav

3.5 | On 18 Sept 23

I found Maruti Suzuki to be good with value as well as comfort.

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