The 2022 Alto could have styling that is inspired by other Maruti cars
Looks like Indians are bound to get a new Maruti Alto in 2022 and a development mule of the same has been spotted recently.
Covered in the signature black wrap that Maruti uses to conceal the identity and design of its upcoming vehicles, the new Alto has grown in size when compared to its predecessor that has been on sale since 2012.
Up front, the shape of the headlights, and the bonnet looks similar to the current model. But, the ‘nose’ is a bit taller and even the radiator grille has been moved upward.
It seems that Maruti is designing its cars to meet new crash test regulations that are long-awaited. Rolling on steel wheels, the 2022 Maruti Alto continues to have the old school flap-style door handles and a similar window area to the current model.
But, the C-pillars are inspired by the Ignis and as a result, the boot lid is not as flat as a plank and has a nice shape to it. There is a small roof spoiler and the tail lights are new and smaller than the current model’s units.
Although the interior of the 2022 Maruti Alto has not been spied, one can expect the small car to come with an infotainment touchscreen, a semi-digital instrument cluster, and more space inside than before.
The car should have new switchgear and upholstery, as well as improved cargo capacity. But, the 796cc engine mated to a 5-speed transmission will remain unchanged. The motor should make 47 BHP and 69 Nm when fuelled by petrol and 40 BHP and 60 Nm when fed with CNG.
Based on the HEARTECT platform, the 2022 Alto should come with dual front airbags as standard along with ISOFIX mounts, ABS and EBD.
Maruti is working on a number of models at present, including adding more CNG cars to its portfolio. However, its priority at the moment would be the introduction of the Celerio to the market.
The launch of the new generation Alto is expected to take place sometime next year and it should cost a touch more that the current model which is priced between Rs. 3.15 lakhs and Rs. 4.82 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).