Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Maruti Suzuki New Alto launched at Rs 2.44 Lac - Features, Specifications and other details inside




Maruti Suzuki has launched the much awaited new small car - New Alto starting from Rs 2.44 Lac. This would probably the first ever car to have the smallest shelf life or the only car to start its career with largest selling single unit. Below are the features of new Maruti Suzuki Alto.

Alto Petrol

  • STD - Rs 2.44 Lac
  • LX - Rs 2.76 Lac
  • Lxi - Rs 2.99 Lac
  • Lxi (Airbag) - Rs 3.xx Lac

Alto Petrol + CNG

  • STD - Rs 3.19 Lac
  • LX - Rs 3.37 Lac
  • Lxi - Rs 3.56 Lac
  • Lxi (Airbag) - Rs 3.xx Lac

STD
  • Immobilizer
 LX
  • Immobilizer
  • Heater / AC
  • B&C pillar trims
  • Front seat back scoops
  • Remore fuel lid opener
 LXI 
  • All LX features +
  • Power steering
  • Optional driver side airbag
  • 3 spoke steering wheel
  • Remote tail gate opener
  • Front Power windows
  • Digital clock
  • Full wheel covers
  • Body colored bumpers
Maruti Suzuki Alto Mechanical and Engine
  • 796 cc  petrol engine delivering 48 bhp @ 6,000 rpm and Torque - 69 N-m @ 3,500 rpm
  • Spectacular 13% improvement in fuel efficiency of CNG Alto - Comes as factory fitted CNG
  • Petrol model claims an efficiency of 22.74 Kmpl, 30.46 Kmpl for CNG - ARAI certified.
  • New improved gearbox with detent pin technology & cable type transmission - Apply gears with less effort
  • Redesigned engine intake system and new lubricants for the engine and transmission helped to improve the fuel economy
  • Driver side airbag - as an option - Hyundai Eon too offers Driver side airbag
Interiors & Exterior
  • Hexagonal shaped front grill with Chrome 
  • Petal shaped - all new headlamps
  • New seat fabric and design, silver accents on the instrument panel and doors.
  • 15 mm improvement in Head room & 15 mm improvement in rear legroom
  • Internally adjustable ORVM's
  • Remote tailgate opener - Thoroughly missed in current Alto
  • Front power windows - buttons placed near gearbox. Not too difficult to use
  • Brand new Dashboard
  • New storage spaces
  • Wide B-pillar and even wider C-pillar
  • Rear number plate housed within the bumper
  • Strong creases on bonnut add strength and appeal to the front fascia


Other details
  • Lentgh - 3,395 mm
  • Breadth - 1,490 mm
  • Height - 1,475 mm
  • Wheel base - 2,360 mm
  • Ground Clearance - 160 mm
  • Boot space - 177 Liters
  • Kerb weight - 720 Kgs
  • Gross Vehicle weight - 1185 Kgs
  • Tyres - 145/80R12 tubeless
  • Fuel tank capacity - 35 Liters
  • 0 - 60 Km - 6.4 Seconds
The car would be available in 6 colors - Frost Blue, Granite Grey, Superior White, Blazing Red, Silky Silver and Torque Blue. Starting January 2013, the car would also be exported to Latin America and Africa.

The car maker says, the company had already received around 10,000 bookings even before the launch of the car. The company is very optimistic that the car will remain as the largest selling car in India. Alto used to register a sales of apprx. 30,000+ units per month, however since last three months there has been a downfall in the number of cars sold - as low as 10,000 units in August 2012. However in Sep again the car maker sold 21,000 units of its small car - Alto. The company is very hopeful of crossing a sales figure of 30,000 starting from first month of the launch.

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