Maruti Suzuki launches Alto 800 at Rs2.44 lakh

Car market leader Maruti Suzuki today launched its mass-market model Alto in an all-new form, 'Alto 800'. The new Alto 800 sports a fresh look, is roomier, and is claimed to be over 15 per cent more fuel-efficient and is better ''geared'' for city conditions.

Alto 800, priced between Rs2,44,000 and Rs3,56,000 (ex-showroom Delhi), is available in six colours and three petrol and CNG variants.

The petrol version promises a mileage of 22.74 km per litre and the CNG version 30.460km per kg.

''The all new Alto 800 is an expression of our gratitude to all those customers who posed deep confidence into this model. Known for the defining values in the entry segment in India, customers' love for Alto has made it India's top selling car for eight years. The new Alto 800 promises to be even more significant with its stunning new looks, refined driveability combined with superior fuel efficiency of 22.74 kmpl.

The availability of CNG variants adds to Alto 800's attraction. We are sure the new Alto 800 will be cherished by the value conscious customers across India,'' Shinzo Nakanishi, managing director and CEO of Maruti Suzuki India, said at the launch.

Alto 800 is being manufactured at the company's Gurgaon facility and will be available in 3 petrol variants and 3 factory fitted CNG variants.