Maruti Suzuki is on a launch spree. India’s largest automaker is updating its car line-up with generational updates, facelifts and more. Next in the line is its entry-level hatchback, the Alto. The 2022 Alto will launch next month. The Alto will get a facelift, which will bring it in line with the new Celerio. Expect some changes under the hood as well.
Maruti Suzuki Alto 2022 will launch next month and the series of spy shots have only indicated that the launch will happen soon. The launch event will take place in the second fortnight of August.
What do we know about the new Alto 2022
Maruti Suzuki will continue to sell the Alto 2022 under Maruti Suzuki Arena dealerships. The new Alto will be bigger in size than the old model. The new hatchback will draw a lot of inspiration from the newly launched Celerio. It is expected to be longer and longer than the current version. The car will use the new Heartect platform which is also found in the new Celerio and S-Presso.
The leaked images also gave us a glimpse of the exterior of the car. The Celerio will feature a large grille inspired by the Celerio. To go with the bigger grille, the car will get bigger sweptback headlamps. Instead of a sloping roofline, the new Alto may get a taller rear profile with the help of a flat roofline.
In terms of interiors, it will borrow heavily from the Celerio and S-Presso. Considering that the Alto will be taller and have a flat roof line, the car will come with more cabin space. The dashboard and central console will also be revised to the central console. The new variant will come with a touchscreen infotainment display. MID can also be semi-digital. Additionally, the Alto may come with keyless entry, an engine start-stop button and more.
In terms of powertrain options, Maruti could launch both the 800cc Alto and the 1-litre engined Alto K-10. While most of the power figures are expected to be similar to the older BS6 variant. The 796cc engine can produce 47 bhp power and 69 Nm of torque. It will get a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The new Alto K10 will get a 998cc engine with the K10C engine. This engine generates 66 bhp power and 89Nm torque. Automatic gearbox will be available in this variant.
Maruti Suzuki Alto 2022 after launch next month: What to expect from the new car first appeared on BGR India.