The Alto 800 will be powered by the same F8 engine but has been extensively modified to improve performance and return a high mileage of 22.7 kmpl. The three cylinder engine is mated to a five speed manual transmission and develops 47.5 bhp @ 6000 rpm and 69 Nm of Torque @ 3500 rpm. To make downs shifts smoother, the company has a new DSA (down shift assist) mechanism incorporated into the gearbox along with the new DPT (Detent Pin Technology).
Maruti expects the car to do the same magic like the Swift and will look at sales of 20,000 units plus per month. We can expect aggressive pricing from the company with a starting price of Rs. 2-2.15 lakhs. All eyes will be set for the prices which will be unveiled on the 16th of October.
Link for the teaser site: www.marutisuzukialto800.com