All-new Maruti Alto testing commences in India ahead of 2022 launch

Maruti Suzuki is working on all-new Alto for the Indian market. Codenamed as Y0M, the next-generation Alto is currently in its advanced stages of development. Multiple spy pictures of the car getting tested on the Indian roads have also surfaced recently.

All-new Maruti Alto testing commences in India ahead of 2022 launch

As reported by us earlier, Maruti Suzuki has pushed the launch of the all-new Alto to 2022. While the design of the upcoming vehicle is not out yet, there are certain things that we can make out from the spy images of the car posted by GaadiWaadi.

The all-new Alto will retain the overall shape of the hatchback. While many reports suggested that Maruti Suzuki will bring in a crossover design for the entry-level model, the spy pictures suggest that the new Alto will make a shadow similarly shaped like the current-generation model. It will get short front and rear overhangs.

The major changes will come at the front and rear-end design of the car. It will get a completely new front-end with new headlamp clusters, a new bumper and a younger face that will target younger customers.

Maruti Suzuki planned to launch the car this year. However, various delays including the pandemic and the shortage of semiconductors. However, Maruti Suzuki has not officially commented on the delay or has shared any details on the launch.

Petrol only

All-new Maruti Alto testing commences in India ahead of 2022 launch

Just like the current-generation Maruti Suzuki Alto, the all-new model will also offer only a petrol engine option. Currently, the hatchback comes powered by a 796cc, three-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 47 Bhp and peak torque of 69 Nm. It comes with a five-speed manual transmission. We may get to see the AMT with the upcoming Alto to target a wider audience.

With Maruti Suzuki’s efforts to bring CNG-powered models to the market, we may get to see the all-new Alto with the factory-fitted CNG kit just like many other models from the S-CNG line-up.

The all-new Maruti Suzuki Alto will be based on the HEARTECT platform. It is the same platform that underpins the likes of S-Presso, all-new WagonR, Dzire, Baleno, Swift and more cars. The Alto is likely to grow in size too and Maruti Suzuki will definitely add a list of new features to make the new hatchback modern.

All-new Celerio on cards too

Maruti Suzuki will soon launch the second-generation Celerio in the Indian market. Maruti is testing the car for a long time now and the launch is expected to happen in the coming months. The current generation of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio was launched way back in 2014.

Since the car is getting tested under heavy camouflage, the design highlights are not known. But the all-new Celerio will get the typical design of the Japanese manufacturer where it will get a slim grille with large sweptback headlamps. The tail lamps are teardrop-shaped that will be modern and will attract the youths.

Shantonil Nag

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