Maruti Alto is one of the hottest selling compact cars in the Indian market.

Maruti Alto

Maruti Alto
Maruti Alto, best selling car in India, is a nice car both in terms of price and quality. A city car, it offers the combination of good fuel economy, better mileage and good performance. Specially made for Indian cities, it is easy to drive on crowded roads. For the starters, it is a good choice.

Design and Interior
Maruti Alto has functional interior. The speedometer is large and easy to read but there is no tachometer. Odometer and tripmeter are on the same digital LCD display so you have to switch between them by using a button. Dashboard cabinet has enough space to store bare essentials. The boot space can accommodate enough luggage. The AC of Maruti Alto is effective, but it uses most of the power of this tiny car.

A long drive in Alto is always a pleasure. Fabric seat upholstery makes sitting during long journeys comfortable. One can calculate the distance travelled with electronic trip meter. A cabin lamp lits interiors of the car.

Variants, Price and Mileage
The car is available in the variants of Alto Std, Alto Lx and Alto Lxi. It can be bought in the price range of about Rs 2.5 lakhs.

The car is equipped with 796cc, 3-cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder MPFI, FC engine with 32 Bit ECM. It delivers the maximum power of 47 PS 6200rpm and 62 NM torque at 3000rpm which makes it able to touch the mark of 100 km/h in just 20 seconds. Alto uses Maruti 800's highly fuel-efficient, 3-pot motor with a four-valve head and its electronic tachometer results in unmatched fuel efficiency.

Maruti Alto is quite a safe car to drive on Indian roads. Its high tensile steel side door beams guard against front, rear and side collision impact. Computerised Anti Theft System (iCATS) protects the vehicle from car thieves. Collapsible steering column lessens injuries to the driver in event of accident.

Technical Specifications of Maruti Alto

Kerb weight ALTO 725 kg
Gross vehicle weight 1165 kg
Swept volume 796cc
Engine type FC engine, 4 valves
Per cylinder MPFI
No. of cylinders 3
Engine control 32 bit computer
Maximum power 47 bhp @ 6200 rpm
Maximum torque 62 Nm @ 3000 rpm
Transmission 5 speed, all
synchromesh, manual
Front McPherson Strut with torsion type anti-roll bar
Rear Coil spring with double action telescopic shock absorbers
Capacity 4 persons
Tyre size 145 / 80 R12


EXTERIOR Alto Standard Alto LX Alto LXi
Front Bumper Y Y Y
Dynamic Front Grill Y Y Y
S mark Y Y Y
Fabric seats Y Y
Moulded carpet Y Y Y
Luggage compartment carpet Y Y Y
Moulded door trims Y Y Y
Cabin lamp Y Y Y
Electronic Tripmeter Y Y Y
Floor front console with cup holders Y Y
Floor rear console Y Y Y
Glove Box Y Y Y
Front door pockets Y Y Y
AC with heater Y Y
Rotary control for AC Y Y
Tinted glasses Y Y
Outside rear view mirror (RHS) Y Y Y
Remote fuel lid opener Y Y
Electronic power steering Y
Clear lens headlamps Y Y Y
Head lamp leveling device – 4 steps Y Y Y
Clear lens tail lamps Y Y Y
Collapsible steering column Y Y Y
Side-impact beams Y Y Y
Rear door child safety lock Y Y Y
Front and rear seat belts Y Y Y
Rear seat head restraints Integrated Integrated
High mount stop lamp Y Y Y
Booster assisted brakes Y Y Y