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Maruti Suzuki rolls out BS-VI compliant Alto 800

Alto 800 to be priced at Rs 2.93 lakh and Rs 3.71 lakh (ex showroom Delhi)

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Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest carmaker, on Tuesday rolled out the new upgraded version of its best selling model Alto 800 priced at Rs 2.93 lakh and Rs 3.71 lakh (ex showroom Delhi).

The price of the model has been increased by around Rs 30,000 in Delhi compared with existing models. The model, which has been one of the best selling for 15 consecutive years, now comes with BS-VI emission norms compliant petrol engine, additional safety features and new design.

On Monday, the company had launched its premium hatchback Baleno with BS VI petrol engine, priced between Rs 5.58 lakh and Rs 8.9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Now, Maruti has two BS VI compliant models, the norms for which will come into effect from April next year.

The new Alto 800 would be available in three variants priced at Rs 2.93 lakh, Rs 3.5 lakh and Rs 3.71 lakh, respectively. The model was earlier priced between Rs 2.63 lakh and Rs 3.93 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

"With cumulative sales of over 3.7 million since its launch in 2000, Alto has been a symbol of pride for Indian car users. Nearly 58% of Alto customers have chosen it as their first car purchase," MSI senior executive director (Marketing & Sales) RS Kalsi said in a statement.

The new Alto 800 is the country's first BS-VI compliant entry segment car with a powerful engine and high fuel efficiency of 22.05 km/litre, he added.

The updated version of Alto has anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake force distribution system (EBD), reverse parking sensor, driver airbag, speed alert system and seat belt reminder for both driver and co-drivers.

Earlier this month, the company had upgraded Alto K10 with various safety features leading to a price increase of the model by up to Rs 23,000 in Delhi/NCR.

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  • On Monday, the company had launched its premium hatchback Baleno with BS VI petrol engine
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