Alto Remains Bestselling Car in India for 16 Consecutive Years

Alto Remains Bestselling Car in India for 16 Consecutive Years 1

Maruti Suzuki Alto has been crowned as the bestselling car in India for 16 years in a row. Launched in September 2000 as an entry level hatchback, the Alto witnessed a consistent rise in popularity over these years & has remained a preferred choice for young & first time car buyers. According to information 76% of first time car buyers in India prefer going for Alto.

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Alto became India’s bestselling car in 2004 and since last 16 years its position has been unchallenged. Alto crossed the 10 lac sales milestone in 2008, and progressively went on to add 10 lac units to the total every 4 years. So far Maruti has sold 39 lac units of Alto since it was first introduced.

Maruti Suzuki Alto

Alto has been reinventing itself to stay relevant to the fast evolving Indian car customers. Its winning proposition is its unique blend of compact modern design, easy maneuverability, high fuel efficiency and upgraded safety and comfort features. Alto was also India’s first entry level car to become BS6 compliant and offers a rated fuel efficiency of 22.05 km per liter for petrol and 31.56 km per kg for CNG.

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The standard safety features in the new Alto include driver side airbag, ABS and EBD, reverse parking sensor, high speed alert system and seat belt reminder for both driver and co-driver while complying with latest crash and pedestrian safety regulations.

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Under the hood there is a 796cc petrol engine producing 48hp and 69Nm that comes paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Alto is priced from INR 3.0 lac (PKR 6.65 lac) for the base STD variant and goes as high as INR 4.37 lac (PKR 9.69 lac) for LXi CNG variant.

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