In a market where fuel efficiency is key, Maruti Suzuki, a trusted name in the automobile sector, has unveiled its newest contender, the Tour H1. With an impressive 34KMPL mileage, dashing aesthetics, and a suite of features, the Tour H1 is poised to make a notable impact. Here’s an in-depth look at this potential game-changer.
1. Pricing and Variants
Maruti’s Alto 800 Tour is competitively priced starting at Rs. 4.20 Lakh. Interestingly, it maintains this price point across the board as it is offered in only one variant – the H1. This simplicity in pricing and model options keeps decision-making straightforward for prospective buyers.
2. Design and Purpose
Based on the design aesthetics of the popular Alto K10 model, the Tour H1 hatchback is a versatile car. It isn’t just another family car; its design also makes it suitable as a light commercial vehicle. With a launch price of under Rs. 5 lakh, Maruti aims to cater to both individual and business users.
3. Engine Configuration
The heart of the Maruti Suzuki Tour H1 houses a robust 1.0-liter petrol engine, further enhanced with Dual VVT technology. For those leaning towards a more eco-friendly option, there’s a factory-fitted CNG variant, allowing for both efficiency and environmental consciousness.
4. Key Specifications
The Tour H1 boasts a 22.05 kmpl mileage powered by a 796 cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine. It delivers 47.33 bhp @6000 rpm and torque of 69Nm @3500 rpm. Accommodating five passengers, it offers manual transmission and has a 35-liter fuel tank. Designed as a hatchback, it balances efficiency with a compact form.
For those based in Delhi, the on-road price starts at Rs. 4,28,240, inclusive of RTO charges and insurance.
5. Alto 800 Tour vs. Alto 800
A natural comparison arises between the Alto 800 Tour and the Alto 800, given their similar naming conventions. While the Tour version starts at Rs. 4.20 Lakh, the Alto 800 is priced from Rs. 2.94 Lakh. The choice between these two largely depends on individual preferences, particularly in terms of features and specifications.
6. Financing the Maruti Alto 800 Tour
Prospective buyers considering financing their Tour H1 can expect an EMI starting at ₹ 8,147/month over a tenure of 60 months at a 9.8% interest rate. The initial down payment would be approximately ₹ 43,000.
7. Transmission Details
A hallmark of simplicity, the Maruti Alto 800 Tour is available with a manual transmission, providing an authentic driving experience.