It has some similiarity with Astar in looks but have uniqueness.Alto800 is made on the same platform of Alto.However dimensions such as height etc are different.Protruding headlights similiar to Astar (some people hate it) is a feature of Alto800.Black inserts, chromium lined grills,big black air damp (looks like its mouth), fat wheel archs are the changes.C pillar resembles the Alto.12 inch tyres and 160 mm ground clearance makes it appear larger than life.
The main turnoff for alto lack of space.Even nano at similiar price has more space.Low seating position was also inconvenient for short drivers.Alto800 has made honest attempt to address those issues.However the verdict lies with it's users.V shaped central console, dark beige coloured with black and silver finished interiors are beautiful.There are spaces in the dashboard and below it to store your stuffs and water bottles.Integrated headrests with front seats.To increase space inside thickness of door pads have been reduced.In rear seats the congestion feeled in old alto is not present now.Black and silver designs on the apholstery near the doors and else where is irritating (depends on your art sense).The placement of front power window switches behind the gear lever is annoying for the driver.One airbag on driver side is optional for Maruti Alto800.
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Engine Review798 cc F8D engine in Alto is the heart of Alto 800.They tweaked this 48 bhp engine for better performance.New short skirt pistons, new gear ratio, new compression ratio, uplifted air inlet system, new cable shift transmission and diagonal shift assist are the newer technologies and upgrades for Alto800. Torque increased by 11 percent to 69 Nm @ 3500 rpm.As a result of this, drivablity has increased in city and highways.Gear shift became smoother when changed to cable type.
22.74 per litre of petrol.Alto 800 is priced between Rs 2.51 to 3.06 lakhs.