Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Thursday announced the launch of a new variant of its entry-level small car Alto, priced at Rs 3.80 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The new variant comes with aero edge design, dual-tone interiors, high-fuel efficiency, and latest safety features.
“Maruti Suzuki India Ltd today announced the launch of the new Alto VXI+ which offers SmartPlay Studio a 17.8 cm touchscreen infotainment system, enabled with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto,” the country’s largest car maker said in a filing to the BSE.
The variant comes with BS-VI compliant engine and delivers a high fuel efficiency of 22.05 km/l, it added. Alto VXI+ will be available with enhanced safety features like dual front airbags, reverse parking sensors, speed alert system and seat belt reminder for both driver and co-driver, it said.
“The new Alto VXI+ with the smart play studio is tailor-made to offer a unique technology-driven experience to our customers. Alto VXI+ also carries forward the legacy of the Alto which is India’s best-selling car for 15 consecutive years,” Maruti Suzuki India Ltd Executive Director (Marketing and Sales) Shashank Srivastava said.
Apart from this, the iconic Maruti Suzuki WagonR has completed 20 years in India. First launched in 1999, over 24 lakh units of the WagonR has been sold in India. The hatchback has been consistently featured amongst India’s 10 top-selling cars in the last 20 years. According to an official statement, Maruti Suzuki WagonR is liked for its bold design, high seating, enhanced space and high utility.
“WagonR has been a repeat buy for over 25 per cent of its customers,” the automaker added. Maruti Suzuki WagonR is available in three variants i.e. LXI, VXI and ZXI. The price for the WagonR ranges between Rs 4.42 lakh to Rs 5.91 lakh. Maruti Suzuki WagonR rivals against the likes of Hyundai Santro and Tata Tiago.
The hatchback comes equipped with two BS6-compliant petrol engine options i.e. 1.0-litre K10B and 1.2-litre K12M. While the 1.0-litre motor churns out 68 hp and 90 Nm of torque, the 1.2-litre engine produces 83 hp and 113 Nm of torque. There is an option available between 5-speed manual gearbox and 5-speed AGS (auto gear shift).
(With inputs from PTI)