A segment in the vehicle industry which is hardly given any importance is the entry-level small hatchback. Yet in developing countries where the per capita income is not as high as compared to other places, small hatchbacks hold a special place in the motor industry. One such country where it thrives is India, one of the largest and fastest growing economies in the world.
Here the common man can only afford to get themselves a small hatchback and at a price point where the big manufacturers sway away from. This has not deterred Japanese giants Suzuki, who in India manufacture the cars under the Maruti Suzuki moniker. This collaboration has existed in the late 80s and even today despite the entry of various other manufacturers it has thrived. It offers the widest range of vehicles in the entry-level segment and one offering that stands out the most is the Alto 800.
What is the Alto 800?
What happens when you combine two of the most successful cars Maruti Suzuki has ever produced, the 800 and the Alto? You get the Alto 800. Both the cars came with the synonym ‘India on wheels’ and this car only aims to carry the legacy forward. The new iteration is far superior to its predecessors; it features a lighter build, better safety features and best in class comfort. You can snag this vehicle between 2.7 to 4 lakhs depending on the region and the model.
The car comes loaded with features. It has a 796 cc engine and comes with a 5-speed manual transmission. The car also has a child safety lock and the top model comes with airbags for the driver. The car has a class leading mileage of 23.7 kmpl, which is around 3-4 kmpl more than its closest competitor. In a country where there are always traffic problems, it is always a good option to get a car with the best mileage. India is also known for its love for the economy and it is by far the first thing buyers look for, therefore, it is no surprise that the Alto 800 is one of the most sold cars this year.
Should you buy this car?
If you are looking for a new car and one that is efficient on the roads, the Alto 800 should be your number one option. For those of you on the lookout for a family car, the Alto screams value for money. The car is also great for commuting daily and can easily cruise on the highways at speeds over 80kmph. Even for young drivers wanting a new car, this option is one of the best you can find. With the festive season now approaching you can snag it for great deals and discounts. A price drop would make it an even better buy. If you still have any doubts about the car you can take it out for a test drive and solve all your queries. All that is left for you to do is contact your nearest dealership to inquire about pricing and availability.