New Maruti Suzuki Alto: expected engine, features, launch and more

Posted on 25 Dec. 2021 07:00:00

The next-gen Alto is expected to be a new product from the ground up; will be launched by Diwali 2022.

Maruti Suzuki is preparing a slew of new models for a 2022 launch on the Indian market. And while most other models like the Vitara Brezza, Baleno and XL6 will be updated with a full facelift, Maruti’s bread and butter car – viola – will see a complete model change. The all-new Alto’s test mules have already been spotted several times. Here are five key things you need to know about the new generation of Maruti Suzuki Alto.

  • The new Alto will be supported by Maruti’s Heartect platform
  • Will be larger than the outgoing model, more spacious inside
  • Existing 800cc petrol engine set to be taken over

2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto: a whole new platform after the ages

We’re told that the upcoming third-gen Alto will most likely upgrade to Maruti’s modular Heartect platform that underpins many other models as well, depending on the segment. The test mules that have been spotted so far suggest that the new Alto will be taller and wider, and that it will most likely also have a longer wheelbase than the previous car. Despite its larger dimensions, the Heartect platform is expected to reduce the weight of the car, which means it could be more fuel efficient as well.

2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto: exterior styling

The design of the new Alto is expected to be an evolution of the current model. Contrary to S-Presso, Maruti doesn’t appear to have taken an SUV-like styling approach to the new Alto, as it retains its basic shape and hatchback character. It will, however, benefit from an all-new front end, with larger, upward-sloping headlights, a new bumper with an oversized mesh grille, new fog light housings and a clamshell hood.

In profile, the new Alto is expected to feature a similar greenhouse and door design with pull-out door handles. Test mules were spotted on 13-inch steel wheels. At the rear, the new Alto will have a taller, squarer tail light design, a flatter look for the tailgate, and an updated rear bumper.

2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto: interior and features

The interior of the new Alto is also expected to be completely overhauled. While we haven’t seen any spy photos of the interior of the new Alto yet, we expect a more modern design and the addition of new features. Higher-end variants could get a touchscreen infotainment system, keyless entry, semi-digital instrument, power steering, and dual airbags, although to keep costs down it would have to continue with air conditioning. manual and monobloc front seats.

Considering the larger dimensions, the new Alto could also be more spacious inside. As is the norm with Maruti, several parts and trims of the new Alto could be shared with other Maruti models such as the S-Presso and Celerio.

2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto: engine and gearbox options

At launch, Maruti is expected to offer the Alto with the proven 796cc three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 47hp and 69Nm of maximum torque. The car manufacturer can also offer the celeryThe K10C petrol engine with dual-jet technology on the new Alto, as the Heartect platform will also be able to support it. Maruti claims first-rate fuel economy numbers with Celerio’s K10C engine, which could make it a great choice for the budget Alto and a spiritual successor to the discontinued K10 Alto. Transmission options could include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT gearbox.

2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto: planned launch, prices and competitors

Maruti is expected to launch the new Alto around Diwali 2022. Considering all the updates it is expected to receive, expect a slight price hike as well. Currently, the price of the Alto is between Rs 3.15 lakh and 4.82 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Once launched, the new Alto will continue to compete with the Renault Kwid.

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What are your first impressions of the all-new Maruti Alto? Let us know in the comments below.

Also see:

Launch of the new Maruti Suzuki Brezza by mid-2022

2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno: what’s new

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