Powerful and energy efficient, Maruti Suzuki Alto is a hit amongst the urban middle-class Indian buyers. With this review, explore the features & specifications of Maruti Alto (Standard, LX and LXi).

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Maruti Alto is a city car that was launched, by Maruti Udyog Ltd., in India six years ago. All through the years, the vehicle has maintained its position - of being one of the 'best selling' city cars in the country. The high fuel economy, good mileage, marvelous features and affordable price - all contribute to make Alto a premium compact car every Indian would love to buy. Maruti Alto Standard and its variants - the LX and LXI - are also exported to foreign countries, including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Chile.

Maruti Alto is powered by 796 cc MPFI engine. With three cylinders, and four valves per cylinder, with 32bit ECM, the maximum power output of the car is 47 bhp @ 6200 rpm. The vehicle accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in approximately 20 seconds and delivers a top speed of 138 km/h. The maximum torque of Maruti Alto is 62Nm @ 3000 rpm. Low engine friction makes the car fuel-efficient as well.

Design And Comfort
Maruti Suzuki Alto car is 3495 mm long and 1475 mm wide, with the overall height being 1460 mm. Its wheelbase is 2360 mm and ground clearance is 160 mm. The dynamic front grill, with Suzuki logo, and beautiful bumper enhance the front view of the car. The trendy fabric, clear lens, and artistically designed head and tail lamps further add to the overall appeal of the car. A family of four can comfortably fit into this compact car.

Interiors of Maruti Alto car are specially designed for utmost comfort of its occupants. A long drive is a pleasurable experience, thanks to the easy-to maintain fabric seat upholstery. The vehicle is equipped with electronic trip meter that helps you to calculate the distance traveled. All the important documents can be neatly placed inside the front door pockets. Cabin lamp serves as the source of illumination for the interiors of the car.

Ride And Handling
Riding Maruti Alto comes across as a very comfortable experience. The cooling system is quiet effective and keeps the cabin temperature pretty cool. The electronic power steering of Maruti Alto LXi reduces the driving effort and makes it easy to maneuver the car on crowded roads. Parking is the least thing to bother about, when it comes to Maruti Suzuki Alto, because the compact car can be parked in a very limited space as well.
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The front and rear seat belts and head restraints of Maruti Alto provide considerable protection to passengers. The integrated Intelligent Computerised Anti Theft System (iCATS) is a thoughtful addition to the vehicle. The side door beams of the car are built with high tensile steel, which safeguard its occupants against the impact of front, rear and side collision. Apart from this, the vehicle is equipped with collapsible steering column and side-impact beams that act as shock absorbers.

Maruti Alto Price, Variants And Color
Standard, LX and LXi are the three variants of Maruti Suzuki Alto. The powerful car comes with the most affordable price. The current price of Maruti Alto Standard is Rs. 2,48,810 (approx), while the LX and LXi variants are priced at Rs. 2,83,902 and Rs. 3,02,476, respectively. The fuel efficient and affordable car is available in vibrant colors including Caribbean blue, superior white, pearl silver, bright red, wine red, brilliant yellow, midnight black and silky metallic silver.

Maruti Alto Mileage
Recognized as one of the India's best selling cars, Maruti Alto delivers an average mileage of 15-18 km/l on its petrol variant and 17-20 km/l on its LPG version with manual settings.

Technical Specifications of Maruti Alto
Model Alto
Body Type Hatchback
Number Of Doors 5
Seating Capacity 4
Fuel Capacity 35 Litres
Length 3495 mm
Width 1475 mm
Height 1460 mm
Wheelbase 2360 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 4.6 m
Kerb Weight Alto 725 kg, Alto Lx / Alto Lxi 740 kg
Type 796 cc FC gasoline engine
Number Of Cylinders 3
Displacement 796 cc
Transmission 5 speed, all synchromesh, manual
Max. Power 47 bhp @ 6200 rpm
Max. Torque 62Nm @ 3000 rpm
Front Suspension McPherson Strut with torsion type anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension Coil spring with double action telescopic shock absorbers
Front Disc
Rear Drum
Steering Type -
Tyre Size 145 / 80 R12

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