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Subsequent-gen Maruti Alto to launch by late August 2022 | Autocar India

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The all-new Alto is predicted to get two engine choices; will sit on the modular Heartect platform.

Maruti Suzuki is gearing up for not one however two automotive introductions within the coming months. In keeping with sources, the all-new Alto will launch by the second half of August, earlier than the costs for the Grand Vitara SUV are introduced. The Grand Vitara is slated for a world debut on July 20.

Each these autos are positioned on the excessive ends of Maruti’s huge India line-up – the Alto being the brand new entry-level providing and Grand Vitara, the flagship product. The brand new Alto will proceed to be offered by way of Maruti’s Enviornment retailers, whereas the Grand Vitara shall be retailed via Maruti’s Nexa dealership chain. 

  • All-new Alto to launch earlier than Grand Vitara
  • Will likely be a brand new automotive from grounds up

Third-gen Maruti Alto: new platform, two engine choices anticipated

A serious replace on the upcoming Alto would be the all-new platform and powertrain. The Alto will get Suzuki’s modular Heartect platform that sees obligation in a number of Maruti fashions proper from the S Presso to the XL6.

Underneath the hood, Maruti might introduce the brand new Ok10C 1.0-litre DualJet petrol engine for the Alto. This engine develops 67hp and 89Nm, 19hp and 20Nm greater than the outgoing automotive’s 796cc engine, which can be anticipated to be accessible in decrease variants. Offering two engine choices on the Alto will assist Maruti enchantment to a wider set of consumers. Maruti will subsequently introduce CNG-powered variations of the brand new Alto.

Third-gen Maruti Alto: contemporary seems inside out

Since its launch in 2000, the Alto has been one among Maruti’s hottest fashions and has offered over 41 lakh models. That is the primary full mannequin change of the Alto in a decade – the outgoing automotive has been on sale since 2012 and had obtained a mid-life replace in 2019. The Alto that can go on sale subsequent month is new automotive from grounds up, for the primary time, may have some mechanical bits in widespread with costlier Maruti fashions.

Maruti has been testing the upcoming Alto for over a yr and spy photographs have revealed an all-new physique shell that can function a very new design. We’re instructed the brand new Alto may have comparable styling cues seen on the latest-gen Celerio that went on sale final yr. The mannequin will proceed to have its typical hatchback look and can go away the excessive using stance for the marginally costlier S Presso (now with new 1.0-litre Ok10C engine). 

Upfront, the styling is sharper; the brand new Alto will get an upward swooping headlamps, chunky fog lamp enclosures and a mesh grille will merge into the entrance bumper. The doorways shall be barely greater and the automotive might see a rise in general size. Wheel measurement is predicted to proceed to be 13-inch for all variants. The tailgate design shall be a tad extra upright and may have comparable tail-lamp form because the one seen on the Celerio.  

Whereas particulars are sparse on the upcoming Alto’s inside, it’s secure to anticipate an all-new dashboard design. So far as options go, increased variants will come loaded with a touchscreen, electrically adjustable wing mirrors, energy home windows amongst different bits. Maruti will most definitely not provide a rear wiper on any variant, identical to the outgoing mannequin. Curiously, the first-gen Alto got here with this function within the increased variants.

Third-gen Maruti Alto: launch timeline, rivals

Anticipate Maruti to begin teasing the next-gen Alto within the coming weeks in a run as much as its value announcement someday within the second half of August. The Alto will see competitors from the likes of the Renault Kwid and likewise the S Presso to some extent.

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