Maruti Suzuki is on a launch spree. India’s largest automaker is updating its car line-up with generational updates and facelifts. The next in the line is its entry-level hatchback, Alto. The 2022 Alto will be launching next month. The Alto will be getting a new look, bringing it in line with the new Celerio. Expect a few tweaks under the hood as well.
The Maruti Suzuki Alto 2022 will be launching next month and the series of spy shots have only hinted that the launch will happen soon. The launch event will be happening in the second half of August.
What we know about the new Alto 2022
Maruti Suzuki will continue to sell the Alto 2022 under the Maruti Suzuki Arena dealership. New Alto will be larger than the old model. The new hatchback will derive a lot of inspiration from the newly launched Celerio. It is expected to be taller and longer compared to the existing version. The car will be using the new Heartect platform which is also found in the new Celerio and S-Presso.
Besides the interior, we have also seen the exterior of the car in the leaks. A huge grille inspired by Celerio will be added to the Celerio. To go along with the bigger grille, the car will get bigger sweptback headlamps. Rather than a sloping roofline, the new Alto could have a flat roofline that will give it a taller rear profile.
In terms of interiors, it will borrow a lot from Celerio and the S-Presso. Considering that Alto will be taller and will have a flatter roof line, the car will come with more cabin space. The dashboard and the central console will also be revised central console. The new version will be coming with a touchscreen infotainment display. The MID might also be semi-digital. Additionally, the Alto might come with keyless entry, an engine start-stop button and more.
In terms of powertrain options, Maruti might launch both 800cc Alto and 1-liter engine Alto K-10. While most of the power figures are expected to the same as the older BS6 version. Probably 47 horsepower and 69 Nm are likely to be produced by the 796cc engine. A 5-speed manual transmission will be installed.
The new Alto K10 will come with a 998cc engine with a K10C. This engine produces 66 bhp of power and 89Nm torque. An automatic gearbox will be available for this variant.