It’s no longer a secret that Maruti Suzuki is working on the next-generation Maruti Alto (codenamed: Y0M). Multiple test mules of the car have been seen, which suggests that the car is in its advanced stages of development.
2021 was supposed to be the launch year for the new Alto, and our sources have told us that it has now been pushed back to mid-2022. In spite of the fact that we don’t know the exact reason for the delay, we suspect the current Covid-19 situation in the country may have forced Maruti to postpone the launch.
According to spy images, the new Alto will retain its overall shape with short overhangs at the front and rear. It’s expected to get a redesigned front fascia and new tail lamp clusters with the rear hatch release in the center.
Presently, the Alto is powered by a 796cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine that produces 47BHP and 69Nm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, and a factory-fitted CNG kit is also included. Technical details of the Y0M are still unknown.