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New Suzuki Alto revealed in Japan | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Printed On Nov 30, 2021 08:00:00 AM

The ninth-gen Suzuki Alto Kei automotive has no relation with the Maruti Alto offered in India, aside from the identify.

The ninth-gen Suzuki Alto Kei automotive has just lately been revealed for the Japanese market. This isn’t to be confused for the Maruti Suzuki Alto accessible in India, as the 2 automobiles don’t share something with one another, aside from their identify.

  • Suzuki Alto options all-new exterior styling
  • Comes with a 660cc, mild-hybrid petrol engine
  • Provided with lively driver’s help

New Suzuki Alto: exterior design

Let’s begin with the design, which has modified fairly a bit over its predecessor’s. Whereas the brand new Alto has retained the boxy design and proportions of the eighth-gen Alto Kei automotive (launched again in 2014), it now appears to be like softer and extra rounded than earlier than. Up entrance, the brand new Alto nonetheless sports activities trapezoidal headlights just like the older mannequin, although it now comes with new lighting components. Nonetheless, the bumper, grille and hood are all missing the sharp fringe of the older mannequin, clearly distinguishing the brand new Alto. Considered in profile, the brand new Alto has a extra upright A-pillar and bigger glass home than the older automotive, making it look boxier, although right here too all the perimeters have been rounded-off. On the rear, there’s a new tailgate, bumpers and even new upright tail-lights. Although on the entire, the ninth-gen Alto’s design comes throughout as a bit bland when in comparison with its predecessor’s retro styling. What does liven issues up a bit is the dual-tone color scheme.

New Suzuki Alto: interiors and options

On the within, there’s a redesigned dashboard that appears fairly quirky, with its layered design and use of color. The AC vents are the identical because the outgoing mannequin, each when it comes to look and positioning. Nonetheless, there’s a new steering wheel, instrument cluster and a brand new, neatly built-in touchscreen infotainment system. Apart from this, there are one-piece seats up entrance and a bench styled seat on the rear with adjustable headrests, similar to the outgoing mannequin.

A giant new addition for the ninth-gen Alto can be lively driver’s assists below Suzuki Security Assist, which incorporates lane departure warning, high-beam help and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection and ahead collision avoidance.

New Suzuki Alto: engine

Powering the brand new Suzuki Alto, like different Kei automobiles, can be a 660cc, three-cylinder petrol engine. What’s new this time round is that the ninth-gen Alto will get mild-hybrid expertise, with an built-in began generator (ISG) and a small lithium-ion battery pack to retailer vitality. Suzuki, nevertheless, has not revealed the facility figures simply but. Gearbox choices have additionally but to be introduced, although anticipate the older mannequin’s 5-speed handbook and automated models to make their technique to the brand new Alto.

Subsequent-gen Maruti Suzuki Alto for India

Maruti Suzuki has already begun engaged on the next-gen Alto hatchback for India. The third-gen Alto will lastly make the transfer to the Heartect modular platform, similar to the just lately launched Celerio. Maruti will rework the outside and interiors of the hatchback, although from the spy photographs of the brand new Alto, it appears the design can be an evolution of the present mannequin. Underneath the hood, the brand new Alto is predicted to hold ahead the identical 796cc, three-cylinder petrol engine from the present mannequin. It stays to be seen whether or not the corporate will improve this engine with mild-hybrid tech sooner or later. The brand new Maruti Suzuki Alto is just anticipated to be launched in India in direction of the latter-half of subsequent 12 months.

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