Maruti Alto Beats M-800 as India’s Best Selling Car


New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India’s entry level car Alto has become the best ever selling model in India with a cumulative total of more than 29 lakh units sold over a period of 15 years, overtaking its now phased-out M800.

Launched in September 2000, the model touched cumulative sales of 29, 19,819 units in October, 2015.
Commenting on the milestone, Maruti Suzuki Executive Director R S Kalsi said, “Over the years, Alto has brought happiness to 29 lakh families to become India’s largest selling single brand car.

He said also added that, “Alto has redefined the automobile landscape in the country. It has been the car of choice for a generation of Indians for its high fuel efficiency, low cost of maintenance and acquisition.”

Along its journey of 15 years, Alto, which is powered by an 800 cc engine, has witnessed upgrades and refreshes.