The 2023 Maruti Suzuki Alto will become the third generation model, has been caught undisguised
Maruti Suzuki will launch the third generation 2023 Alto on 18th August as the company has sent a block-your-date invite for that day. Also, the A-segment hatchback has been caught undisguised again in clearest shots.
It seems the company has hurried the launch to the extent that the car has been clicked undisguised even before a single camouflaged test mule was snapped.
The hurry could be due to the great void left in the segment by the discontinuation of Hyundai Santro, Datsun Redigo, and Datsun Go.
With the Renault Kwid being the 1 and only competitor for Maruti Suzuki in the A-segment, the Indo-Japanese manufacturer feels there has never been a time as good as this for an offensive to regain lost market share.
Coming to the clicked pictures, the third generation model’s silhouette looks almost like the latest generation Celerio. To keep development costs as low as possible, the company has adopted a common design approach for both the cars.
In the spied blue shade, the hatchback not only looks good but also oozes premiumness which was never seen on the Alto so far. Though the car has no great exterior detailing, the dimensions are much bigger than the outgoing model.
Expect a great improvement in cabin space and creature comfort amenities. Various rumours say the car has been built the company’s famed Heartect platform for accommodating 6 airbags as per government’s upcoming rule and to score decently on the Bharat NCAP crash tests.
The interior is expected to get a overhaul offering more features including a touchscreen infotainment system with a latest UI, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. It might also get electrically foldable and adjustable ORVMs for the range-topping variants and a digital MID.
But, Maruti Suzuki won’t fiddle much with the powertrains. Expect the same FD8 and K10 engines on the upcoming Alto. The K10 variants should be a hoot to ride given the car’s lightweight construction.