yesterday i visited maruthi showroom to check out the new alto 800. its prices 3.72 on road here in my place for the top end LXi with airbag petrol. lovely colours , the dealership had only the LXi versions around 15 cars , in that 3 cars with airbag and 5 cars with brown dash. the demo vehicle had sony music system without speakers
but they didnt offer a test drive.
features i like
nice boot space compared to old alto
just 2000 more than the older version
steering designs and the AC vents position , though the dash looks smaller than the older one
rear boot has an unique design. boot opener is inside the cabin
some features that i hate,
the space between the wheel arches and the tyres are more
front bumper design without fog lamps
single DIN on dash
side door pads are not plastics, the top portion(around 2 inch) is plastic and cardboard(similar to M800) covers the rest.
gears are tight.
the base model (didnt see actually and its told by the person there) no powersteering and the plastic console covering the gear rod will not be there . base model price 2.90L on road
the silencer pipe position and construction didnt impress me
NO provision for speakers on front door pads from company. you have to cut the pad inorder to setup one and the dealers will not do that part
OVRM on driverside only with internal adjustments . build quality is very poor