Top 5 Things To Know About Upcoming 2022 Maruti Alto

upcoming 2022 maruti alto

The Renault Kwid-rivalling Maruti Alto is currently the most affordable Maruti car in the Indian market

After almost a decade of being launched in India, the Maruti Alto is now all set to receive a major update with the launch of the next-generation model in the country. While the Indian carmaker will be launching the Maruti Alto soon in the market, a lot of details have already surfaced online about the new Alto including the powertrain options, a new platform, updated cabin, and more. Having said this, if you are also planning to buy this affordable hatchback in India soon, here are the top 5 things that you should know about the upcoming 2022 Maruti Alto.

Next-Gen 2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto

New Engine Options

The new Maruti Alto is likely to be offered with two engine options that include a 0.8L petrol motor and a 1.0L petrol motor. The 796 cc petrol motor is expected to deliver 48 hp and 69 Nm of peak torque. The second motor on offer will be the new K10C engine that is also seen in the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, Celerio, and the WagonR. This engine delivers peak power and torque output of 67 hp and 89 Nm respectively. An additional CNG iteration will also be on offer. For those wondering, the Alto will be offered with both manual as well as an automatic gearbox.

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New Design And Platform

For starters, the new Alto will now feature a new design language that might remind of you of the more expensive Celerio. The headlamps are now bigger and are complemented by a more prominent grille in the centre. The bumpers too feature a new design and a higher air dam. The side profile too reveals a tall-boy styling while the rear design looks more subtle and elegant. In all, the Maruti Alto looks better than before and offers a better road presence.

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It is also worth noting the fact that the new Alto will be based on Suzuki’s modular Heartect platform that is also utilized in other Maruti cars like the Celerio, WagonR, Ertiga, and the XL6. The new platform not only offers better dynamics but in addition to this also offers better safety standards.

New Features

Another major update happens to be in the form of a longer and more practical features list that will be offered with the upcoming new next-gen 2022 Maruti Alto. For starters, the new Alto will now feature a new touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, updated instrument console, steering mounted controls, electrically operated ORVMs, rear defogger, airbags, etc. In addition to this, the Alto might also offer features like connected car tech, remote central locking, electrically folding ORVMs, and more.

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Updated Cabin

In addition to a longer features list, the new Alto will also offer an updated cabin with a more practical and ergonomically sorted layout. The touchscreen infotainment system will sit in the centre while the power window switches too will be located at a more convenient location. Furthermore, the seats will get better and more comfortable. We may also see better quality and fit-finish levels inside the cabin.

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Launch Date And Rivals

While Maruti is yet to reveal the official launch date of the Alto in India, we expect the brand to introduce it in the country only after mid-August. Once launched, the Alto will not only take on rivals like the Tata Tiago, Hyundai Santro, and the Renault Kwid but in addition to this, will also lock its horns with some variants of the Maruti Celerio and the Maruti WagonR.

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Nitin Kadian

Nitin Kadian

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An engineer by education and a motorhead by heart, he loves spending time behind the wheels. In the age of SUVs and crossovers, he still adores old-school low-slung sedans and drools over the Mustang '69.