Suzuki Has Unveiled A New Alto

Suzuki Has Unveiled A New Alto

The small hatchback from Suzuki produced around the world since 1979 and has now received the eighth generation. The engineers of the Japanese brand was slightly surprised by the future buyers: Alto remained faithful to the ideology of the Japanese kei cars, but has acquired a distinct retro look to the design.


Suzuki Alto currently available in India joint venture of Maruti Suzuki, but this model is sold in emerging foreign markets, and for the home market in Japan Suzuki has developed another hatchback.


It is argued that this Alto has received its own platform and is ready to compete for the title of the most economical car among the non-hybrid classmates. This is largely due to its size and weight: the new Alto is 60 kg lighter than its predecessor, and, by the way, a quarter-ton easier Smart Fortwo. The weight of the hatchback barely exceeds 600 kg and its length is 3 395 mm, standard kei cars, it may not exceed 3,4 m


Three-cylinder engine hatch is fully in line with these standards. Its volume is equal to 660 cubic cm and can be equipped with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or variator. The fuel consumption of the motor, according to the manufacturer, is 2.5-2.7 l per 100 kilometers.


The capacity of the power unit is not specified, but it is known that Suzuki will offer both naturally-aspirated and supercharged versions of the engine. Moreover, in March 2015, the company may be considered "charged" version of the Suzuki Alto with the label of RS.


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