New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Wednesday launched a refurbished version of its hatchback Alto 800.
The new range starts at Rs.2.49 lakh for the standard petrol model, while that for the standard version with driver side airbag commences at Rs.2.55 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Besides, the new vehicle’s CNG (compressed natural gas) powered standard variant starts at Rs.3.70 lakh, whereas the version with driver side airbag comes for Rs.3.76 lakh.
“The new Alto 800 is technologically advanced with latest convenience and class leading safety features,” R.S. Kalsi, executive director marketing and sales, Maruti Suzuki India, was quoted in a statement.
“Above all it comes with improved mileage and assurance of Maruti Suzuki’s unmatched service network, guaranteed performance and lower maintenance cost.”
According to the company, its engineers have developed an improved engine architecture tuned for enhanced driving pleasure and excellent fuel economy.
The company further said that with a highly efficient combustion system, the new engine provides excellent torque at low rpms (rotations per minute), enabling less frequent gear change.
“Alto 800 now delivers a superior fuel efficiency of 24.7 Km/l of petrol, around 9 percent improvement over the earlier version,” the statement said.
“In CNG mode the Alto 800 offers a mileage of 33.44 Km/Kg an improvement of around 10 percent.”
Alto has remained India’s top selling model for more than 12 years in a row. It is the only Indian car brand to cross the historic 30 lakh sales milestone.
The brand alone contributes almost 18 to 20 per cent of Maruti Suzuki’s sales in India.