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Maruti Alto 40 lakh sales up!

Maruti Suzuki is celebrating a new sales milestone as Alto sales cross the 40 lakh unit mark.

The Alto was launched in the year 2000. By 2008, Maruti Suzuki had sold 10 lakh units of the small hatchback. The next 10 lakh units were sold in just 4 years. In 2016, Alto sales crossed the 30 lakh unit mark.

The Maruti Alto has been the no. 1 selling car in India for 16 consecutive years. According to the carmaker, 76% of Alto customers were first time car buyers.

The Alto is powered by a BS6-compliant 796cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine that produces 47 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 69 Nm of torque @ 3,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The car is also available with a factory-fitted CNG kit. On CNG, the engine output drops to 40 BHP and 60 Nm.

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