India’s Highest Selling Car – Maruti Suzuki Alto | The Truth About Cars

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India#8217;s Best-Selling Car #8211; Suzuki Alto

India is to become one of the biggest car markets in the by the end of this decade. However, is a lot of uncertainty in the Indian automobile Fuel prices fluctuate northwards) abruptly, while the tries to cover its mis-governance by taxes on cars when its expected. But which is the car that are buying the most?

It is the Maruti Suzuki Alto!

The used to sell around units earlier, but in the last two its sales have declined to 17,842 units in April and units in May. The sales is because the Alto is offered gasoline engines only. The for gasoline powered cars is decreasing in India.

Diesel is heavily subsidized and hence are opting for diesel cars.

Mind you, the Alto is not the that you see in Europe or Japan. The Alto is the last generation which is still on sale some cosmetic changes.

The new has been re-badged as the A-Star in So, the Indian Alto is a very old low on safety, low on space, but still the selling car. The reason is the Suzuki badge, which the carries.

Maruti Suzuki (a tie-up Maruti [local] and Suzuki in the early 1980s, but now Suzuki has a stake) has been present in since a long time. is a vast dealership network. The is a well established brand and is the cheapest car in the country (the car is the Tata Nano).

As you can see, the interiors of the Alto are The rear seats are best for and the front seats are best for passengers. The vehicle pictured is the top end model, which accounts for than 30% of the Alto#8217;s sales. The popular model carries a steering wheel and a basic cluster (no tachometer).

Power comes in from a 3-cylinder, gasoline engine produces 47 BHP and 62 Nm. The more powerful uses a 998cc, 3-cylinder engine to produce 67 BHP and 90 Nm. Fuel is around 20 km/l (47 MPG Non-EPA).

The Alto is priced at $5,500, the 1000cc Alto costs

The Alto has no safety features on there are no ABS, Airbags, The only safety feature is the immobilizer. Still, the Alto like hot cakes, which shows that pricing and are still the two important parameters a of first time car buyers out for, at least in India.

Faisal Ali Khan is the owner/operator a website covering the auto of India.

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