Maruti Suzuki, a name that every common man knows when he/she is asked about cars. They have been on the field of manufacturing cars for a long time. Most of the cars manufactured by them have brought laurels to this company by bagging many awards and one such car is the Maruti Alto; also known as the small family car. Alto has been an instant hit and is still harvesting many buyers inspite of cars that have far more better technology than the Alto. But the love and craze for this car is because it is eco-friendly, user friendly and ofcourse very economic when it comes to fuel consumption.
Under the hood Maruti alto is equipped with an FC engine that has 4 valves per cylinder MPFI, and it generates a maximum power of 47 PS @ 6200 rpm with a powerful torque of 62 NM @ 3000 rpm. It has a sweep volume of 796 cc and contains a 32 bit computerised engine control. Alto enjoys a 5 speed, all synchromesh manual transmission under 3 cylinders. Their front suspensions are McPherson strut with torsion type control device while the rear has coil spring gas – filled shock absorbers with three link rigid axle and isolated trailing arms.
Maruti Alto is a comfortable five seated hatch back with multi flow air conditioning with a heater equipped in it. Driving is more comfortable with intelligent drive assist power steering and low turning radius for effortless turning and parking. Its safety features are also commendable with features such as child safety lock, booster assisted brakes for shorter braking.
It has collapsible steering column for the driver’s safety and to avoid injuries. Alto is fitted with an iCATS security system – factory fitted, making your car 100 % safe and secure against theft plus it starts only with its original key. With enhanced head room, shoulder room and utility space the Alto comes across as a spacious model. It also has good luggage space which is quite remarkable. The overall result is its superior interior quality with more space and a comfortable environment. Other features such as amber speedometer illumination, cabin lamp, comfortable 60: 40 split front seat, adjustable driver seat, slots for music system are skilfully laid down for the comfort of the owner.
A genius work is what you would feel for its exterior, well balanced aerodynamics sported with chrome finished company’s logo on the front grille making it grand. It has body coloured bumpers, clear lens headlamps and sparkling tail lights and stylish fabric. Alto stands on the dimensions of 3495 mm in height, 1475 mm in width with 1460 mm in height. It has a wheel base of 2360 mm, while the front tread is 1295 mm and the rear is 1290 mm with a minimum turning radius of 4.6 m. Apart from this alto’s remarkable ground clearance is 160 mm.
Alto has swayed the market with people booking it from all across the country because of all its user friendly features right form its engine to its exteriors. It can be pretty well predicted that this car will stay a very long time in the market even though the market is getting populated by cars with high end and sophisticated features.