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New Suzuki Alto unveiled in Japan

2015 Suzuki Alto Front

The 2015 Alto is powered by a 660cc naturally aspirated engine.

Alto happens to be the best-selling car in India. Even after 14 years of being launched, still sells the maximum number of units for Maruti. The latest eight-generation JDM spec Suzuki Alto launched in Japan is a tribute to the original model, which was introduced in 1979.

The car has a very retro design, it has a 4-slat radiator grill, and sharp headlamps to give it that feel. The back end has rectangular tail lamps, which have been integrated into the bumper. The interior is standard; the designers have put every square inch of it to good use. Classic three spoke steering wheel, with a basic instrument cluster and the gearbox mounted to the console. There are a vast array of options for a person to personalize the interiors, with a lot of trims and materials to choose from.

The new Suzuki Alto is powered by a 660cc 3 cylinder R06A engine, which has a higher compression ratio, re-designed intake and exhaust system than the previous model. The car is available in different variants which offer front wheel as well as all wheel drive. The transmission options include a 5-speed manual, CVT and Auto Gear Shift (AGS) boxes.

Safety features include radar brake support, hill hold control, while stability control is standard across all variants. The new Alto has a wheelbase of 2460mm and boasts the longest cabin space in its class (2040mm). If all this fails to impress you, Suzuki claims the car gives an average of 37kmpl. If that excites you, it shouldn’t. The new Suzuki Alto is not making its way to Indian shores and will only be available in Japan.

2015 Suzuki Alto Dashboard

The interiors are quite simple, but do not look unconventional at all.

2015 Suzuki Alto Rear

The rear end of the car looks quite unconventional with taillights installed on the bumper.