Suzuki Motor Corporation is pleased to announce the launch in Japan of the new Alto, a minivehicle that offers excellent fuel economy and user-friendliness. The new Alto is available from Suzuki dealers throughout Japan from 16 December.
The first-generation Alto made its market debut in May 1979. During the subsequent three decades, the Alto has embodied Suzuki’s customer-focused philosophy by evolving to meet contemporary customer needs.
The new Alto is the seventh generation. It reflects a concept of developing a minivehicle that would make efficient use of fuel and other natural resources, offer great user-friendliness, and appeal to people of all generations. While inheriting the drivability, convenience, and economy that have always been Alto hallmarks, it reflects a closer-than-ever focus on fuel savings, ride comfort, and ease of use. As a result, it’s an exceptionally user-friendly minivehicle for day-to-day mobility.
Suzuki targets domestic monthly sales of more than 7,000 units.
For superior environmental performance and economy, the new Alto reflects reductions in fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. Notably, a light body and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with an auxiliary transmission help to realize fuel economy of 24.5km/L*.
*with two-wheel drive and a CVT; measured in Japan’s 10-15-mode cycle and verified by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
The exterior styling communicates a friendly character through features that include a flowing, stylish roofline and a front face that’s characterized by gentle roundness. To create a globally consistent Alto brand image, the exterior styling is similar to that of the Alto offered in countries other than Japan. The interior design includes a beige-and-brown colour scheme that gives a sense of gentleness and softness; an instrument panel on which a clearly defined straight line between the leftmost and rightmost points emphasizes the cabin’s roominess; and big, high-legibility meters. With an outstanding blend of style and functionality, it appeals to people of all generations.
A 2,400mm wheelbase helps to realize a relaxingly roomy cabin, steady handling, and a comfortable ride. Plus, a driver’s seat that affords good visibility and front and rear door openings that allow people to step in and out with ease reflect a packaging approach focused on day-to-day user-friendliness.