Maruti Suzuki launches Alto 800 in VXi trim
Maruti Suzuki India has silently introduced the Alto 800 in the VXi trim for Rs 3.13 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), or with optional metallic paint for Rs 3.17 lakh. This makes it Rs 13,581 more expensive than the Alto 800 LXi in Delhi, which is not a major difference considering the additional kit which comes with the VXi. The Alto 800 VXi costs Rs. 3.36 lakh in Mumbai.
This additional equipment comprises of central locking, a USB compatible stereo that is hooked to four speakers, left outside rear view mirror and a driver’s side airbag as standard. Cosmetic enhancements include door side mouldings and a rear spoiler. Other equipment aboard the Alto 800 VXi includes, air conditioning with heater, power steering, front power windows, dual tone upholstery, dual trip meter, clock, remote fuel lid and hatch opener, tubeless tyres body coloured bumpers and door handles, etc.
The Alto 800 derives its power from a three cylinder 796cc petrol unit churning out 48 bhp and 67Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is also available with a CNG kit option. As compared to the last generation Alto, the new Alto 800 is a little more spacious, in fact the fuel efficiency of the new version too has been improved by 15 per cent.