Why the Alto 800 has been ruling the hatchback car market
The Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, unlike most cars in its segment, carries a long legacy that speaks of the country’s illustrious past in the automobile sector. With a history that spans more than 18 years, there can hardly be any other car, but the Alto 800, that understands with such clarity the demands that arise from driving on Indian roads. This is the understanding that has played a major role in helping the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 become one of the best selling cars in India today. Whether it is your first car or if you are buying a car for a family member; with an amazing price range that falls into the budget of the Indian population without burning a hole in their pocket, this stalwart car manages to remain at the forefront of the list of options that people tend to consider. There are of course several reasons why the Alto 800 has been ruling the car market, as the car has been designed keeping the Indian population’s needs in mind. With the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, one has the freedom to go anywhere with their loved ones, at any time. Available in petrol and CNG, Alto 800 is the perfect car for the Indian family.
A Sturdy Design
The Alto 800 has been designed with contemporary looks that are conservative at the same time. It would not be wrong to say that the car tends to leave quite a lasting impression. The front of the car is equipped with a chin spoiler effect, bulging headlamps, and twin grilles, while the side profile of the Alto 800 is inspired by the Japanese Alto, with a shoulder crease running all across the length of the car. As we move towards the rear of the car, we see a windscreen that covers the upper half of the car and features a centre hump with the Maruti Suzuki logo.
A Steady Performance
The Maruti Suzuki Alto is powered by a 0.8 litre, 3 cylinder petrol engine, mated with a 5 speed transmission, with which the car provides a maximum torque of 69 Nm @ 3500 RPM and a maximum power of 35.3 kW @ 6000 RPM. While the exact mileage of the car will vary a lot, based on external factors and proper maintenance, the car’s claimed mileage is 24.70 km/l for petrol variant and 33.44 km/kg for the Alto 800 CNG variant (as certified by Test Agency under Rule 115 (G) of CMVR 1989).
The Driving Experience
The engine of the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 offers a very peppy drive, even at low speeds, which makes it very easy to drive in city traffic. The car pulls smoothly from idle speeds and also shows a quick response to the throttle input. The easy manoeuvrability of the Alto 800 makes it perfect for in city driving as well as for the long haul, but of course, its specialty lies in enabling you to drive comfortably in the hustle and bustle of city traffic. The Alto 800 transmission uses ”detent pin”, which helps all the gears have positive and sure slotting, so it hardly requires a lot of effort. Also, the gear lever does not tremble or jump around with vibrations when the car is in motion, adding to the driver’s comfort.
A drive in the car becomes much more comfortable when you drive with the knowledge that you and your passengers are safe. This is why the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 employs numerous safety features, like driver side airbag, an improved braking system, central locking mechanism, rear door child lock, keyless entry, left and right hand ORVMs, and fog lamps, to make sure that you can drive without any worries.
Maruti Suzuki as a car manufacturer has been at the top of the game for years now and their cars, like the Alto 800, tend to prove why the Indian population is not wrong to place its trust in this car manufacturing giant.
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