Maruti Suzuki will unveil and launch the new next-gen Alto on August 18, according to various sources. The hatchback was recently spotted in a TV commercial shoot. Maruti Suzuki Alto has been one of the best-selling vehicles in India for the last two decades, and with massive new upgrades, Maruti Suzuki seeks to continue this dominance. Considered by many to be the best entry-level car, Maruti Suzuki Alto has been reinvented to appeal to a new generation of buyers.
Maruti Suzuki Alto: Launch date, Specs, and more
Although the official launch date has not been confirmed, many sources report that Maruti Suzuki is looking to release the new Alto on August 18. Teaser reveals and partial specifications are expected to be announced in the weeks leading to the official launch. Off late, Maruti has also been upgrading the engines in its hatchback line, with S-Presso being the latest model to receive an engine upgrade. With no announcement regarding Alto’s engine upgrade, it is all but confirmed that the next-gen model is on its way to replace the outgoing Alto.
Talking about upgrades, the next-gen Maruti Suzuki Alto looks like a totally different car than its outgoing counterpart. The exterior design looks heavily inspired by Celerio, with newly redesigned tail lamps and smooth lines along the sides. The new Maruti Suzuki Alto also receives a new grille that has been redesigned and is significantly larger in size. The front and rear bumpers have been tweaked as well. Going by the eye test, the new Alto seems to be a bigger vehicle than the outgoing model, although we are waiting for the official dimensions to form a better judgement. However, Maruti’s ambition to lure buyers from the compact SUV segment seems pretty clear.
The new Alto receives a host of upgrades on the inside too, with a redesigned dashboard, a touchscreen infotainment panel, keyless entry, parking sensors, power windows, and more. These upgrades are set to make Alto more appealing to newer buyers.
Powering the Maruti Suzuki Alto will be the 796cc naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 47bhp and 69Nm torque. This engine remains similar to the outgoing model, but Maruti will also offer the K10C 1.0-litre Dual Jet engine that was most recently seen in the Celerio upgrade. This engine produces 66bhp maximum power and 89Nm torque.
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