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All-new Maruti Suzuki Alto launch delayed: New timeline revealed

Maruti Suzuki is working on an all-new model that will replace the current Maruti Suzuki Alto from the line-up. Maruti Suzuki is testing an all-new model, which is codenamed Y0M on the Indian roads and we have already spotted multiple examples of the test mules too. Maruti Suzuki was scheduled to launch the all-new Alto in the Indian market this year, however, the launch will now happen next year.

All-new Maruti Suzuki Alto launch delayed: New timeline revealed

According to the T-BHP report, Maruti Suzuki has deferred the launch to next year. It will now happen sometime in the middle of 2022. The exact reasons for the delay are not mentioned. However, the prime reason for the delay can be attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic that resurrected in a major way in India this year. The second wave of the COVID-19 even caused local lockdowns in many states and union territories across India.

Due to the COVID-19, Maruti Suzuki shut down its factory for scheduled maintenance that was primarily expected to happen at a later time. Many other manufacturers were forced to shut down their facilities too.

All-new Maruti Suzuki 800

The all-new Maruti Suzuki 800 will be based on a modified version of the HEARTECT platform that underpins a lot of Maruti Suzuki cars in the market. While Maruti Suzuki has not revealed any details of the upcoming vehicle, the spy shots suggest that the new model will look similar to the current version but it will become bigger in size.

Not many details are available about the upcoming car though. The all-new Alto is expected to get a new-age design. With that, the front and the rear of the vehicle will be completely overhauled with new headlamps, new bumpers and new tail lamps.

Even the cabin is expected to become different from the current version and we may get to see the design inspired by the new WagonR in the Alto. The feature list is likely to remain the same but we can expect a new touchscreen infotainment system and restyled instrument cluster with digital MID.

Coming to the engine, it will be powered by a petrol engine only. The present-generation Alto gets the 796cc, three-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 47 Bhp and peak torque of 69 Nm. It gets a five-speed manual transmission. The upcoming Alto may also get a factory-fitted CNG kit to become a product in the S-CNG line-up of the brand.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio launch this year

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.