Suzuki Motor Corporation unveiled the all-new Alto in Japan without fanfare. Suzuki Alto Kei’s 9th generation is powered by a 660cc three-cylinder gasoline engine equipped with mild hybrid technology and a lithium-ion battery pack.
The interior has been overhauled with a new touchscreen infotainment system, a new steering wheel and instrument cluster, as well as comfortable front and back seating with adjustable headrests. Suzuki Safety Support comes standard on the all-new Alto, and includes lane departure warning, high-beam assist, and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection and forward collision avoidance.
Alto’s outward style remains boxy, with a reworked front bumper and grille. Tail lights are mounted on the tailgate’s sides. The new Alto is 50mm taller than the outgoing model.
Suzuki has not yet disclosed the engine’s specifications or transmission options. The new Alto is expected to emerge by the end of the year. Alto is a popular low-cost automobile in India, where it is marketed by Maruti, the country’s largest automaker and a completely owned subsidiary of Suzuki. Thus, this new Japanese kei car is most likely the successor to the Alto in India. However, there are no words yet.