The Maruti Suzuki Alto has claimed the Indian record for the best selling car of all time, shipping out more than 29 lakh units in 15 years of production.
The Alto overtook the record of the car it eventually replaced, the Maruti 800, which sold over 28 lakh units from Dec 1983 to Jan 2014. The Alto hit cumulative sales of 29,19,819 units in October, 2015.
Introduced in Sep 2000 the Alto has gone through a few changes in its 15 year life. Maruti tweaked the 800cc unit for a while before introducing a new model called the Alto K10 featuring a 1000cc engine. The 800cc engined vehicle got a new lease of life in 2012 when the company revamped its looks as well as the power unit.