India’s leading automaker, Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) is planning to launch a new model named, Alto 800, which will replace the iconic Maruti Suzuki 800.
It is believed that the new Alto 800 will be powered by a K10 engine and the model will be priced at below Rs. 2 lacs, which will allow the model to compete with the world’s cheapest car, Tata Nano. Alto 800 is expected to directly take on Tata Nano's top-end variant LX model in the market.
The existing Alto is the largest selling car of the country and is a sort of the flagship product for the company. The popularity of the model continues even as it is more expensive than Nano. The new version, which will be cheaper than existing Alto model, will have a more a spacious cabin and will feature a 'Tall boy' design.
According to some reports, the new model will feature new 796 cc, three-cylinder F8D petrol engine, which will offer a higher output than the engine in the current Alto model. It is to be seen if the new model is able to emerge as the new favorite model of the people in the entry-level car market in India.