The venerable Maruti Suzuki Alto has just crossed the 40 lakh sales milestone in India. Over its various generations and iterations, the entry-level hatchback has struck a chord with the masses and is India’s best-selling car of all time.

·         The hatchback achieved the milestone after 20 years on sale


·         Has been the best-selling car in India for 16 straight years

·         BS6 Alto is powered by a 48hp, 796cc petrol engine

How long did the Alto take to reach the milestone?

The Maruti Suzuki Alto has crossed the 40-lakh-unit sales milestone, 20 years on from when it was first launched in 2000. By 2008, there were 10 lakh Altos plying on Indian roads, and by 2012, that figure had doubled to 20 lakh. The remaining 20 lakh sales took just 8 years for the Alto, with the 30-lakh mark being crossed in 2016. Furthermore, the Alto’s 35…

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