2019 Maruti Suzuki Alto price, variants explained

24th Apr 2019 1:23 pm

The Maruti Alto has been updated for improved safety, comfort and emissions albeit with a bump up in prices. We break it down for you.

UPDATE: 2019 Maruti Suzuki Alto review, test drive

With a slew of safety regulations to kick in by the year-end, 2019 will mark the end of road for a number of iconic cars in India. But Maruti Suzuki has ensured that its bestselling offering, the Alto 800, isn’t one of them by giving it a thorough update. The facelift sees the addition of not only more safety kit, but also refreshed exterior styling and interior design, along with a new powerplant under the hood. Let’s take a closer look at what the new Alto 800 has to offer.

2019 Alto variant-wise prices
VariantPrice (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Alto StdRs 2.94 lakh
Alto Std (O)Rs 2.97 lakh
Alto LXiRs 3.50 lakh
Alto LXi (O)Rs 3.55 lakh
Alto VXiRs 3.72 lakh

Starting with the standard equipment, the Alto now gets a driver's side airbag, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, a seatbelt reminder and a speed alert system as standard. What’s more, the car’s structure has also been upgraded to help comply with the upcoming crash and pedestrian safety regulations. The 48hp, 796cc, three-cylinder petrol engine has also been upgraded to make it BS-VI-emission norms compliant, making it the most affordable car on sale in India to comply with the new norms. As before, the engine is allied to a 5-speed manual transmission. However, the CNG option is no longer part of the package.

2019 Alto safety kit
Alto Std/Std (O)Alto LXi/LXi (O)Alto VXi
Driver airbagYesYesYes
Passenger airbagRs 3,000Rs 5,000Yes
ABS with EBDYesYesYes
Reverse parking sensorsYesYesYes
Rear cameraNoNoNo
Driver and co-driver seat belt reminderYesYesYes
Speed alert systemYesYesYes
Rear door child lockNoYesYes

Priced at Rs 2.94 lakh, the Std variant is the entry point into the budget hatchback's range. This means that it is decidedly down on features and only gets the likes of dual-tone interiors, vinyl seat upholstery, a driver's sun visor and front and rear console bottle holders. 

2019 Alto interior & exterior
Alto Std/Std (O)Alto LXi/LXi (O)Alto VXi
Body coloured bumpers NoYesYes
Wheel coversCentre capFullFull
Dual-tone interiorsYesYesYes
Silver accents on interior trimNoYesYes
Seat upholsteryVinylFabric and vinylFabric and vinyl
Rear headrestsNoFixedFixed

The mid-spec LXi trim costs roughly Rs 56,000 more. What you get for the additional outlay is a greater set of creature comforts including part-fabric seat upholstery, integrated rear seat headrests, a co-driver sun visor, air conditioning, power steering, front power windows and rear door child locks. This trim can also be identified by its body coloured bumpers and door handles and full wheel covers for the 12-inch steel rims.

2019 Alto comfort and connectivity features
Alto Std/Std (O)Alto LXi/LXi (O)Alto VXi
Air conditioner NoYesYes
Power steeringNoYesYes
Power windowsNoFrontFront
Central lockingNoNoYes
Remote lockingNoNoYes
Internally adjustable ORVMNoNoYes
Audio system (with USB and aux-in)NoNoYes
Bluetooth connectivity NoNoYes
TouchscreenNoNoNo

VXi is the range-topping version and has been priced at Rs 3.72 lakh. Over the LXi, it additionally gets remote locking, internally adjustable outside rear view mirrors and Maruti’s all-new SmartPlay Dock infotainment system with radio, USB, aux and Bluetooth connectivity for audio streaming and hands-free telephony. Commendably, it also comes equipped with a passenger side airbag, which is a paid option on the lower Std and LXi variants.

With this facelift, it is clear that the Indian carmaker has breathed new life into the Alto, which will now not only survive the upcoming safety and emissions norms, but should also remain one of the bestselling cars our market. 

(All prices, ex-showroom, Delhi)

Also see:

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