Suzuki, a Japanese car maker, officially announced a new generation of Alto entry level cars in the domestic market. For those who don’t know, the Japanese model is quite different from the Martis Suzuki Alto sold in India. Except for the name, both cars have different designs, interiors and powertrains.
New Suzuki Alto 2022 design changes
The new generation Alto comes with new body panels and design elements. However, the overall box shape is preserved. The vehicle gets a more rounded edge than its predecessor. The front fascia comes with a large trapezoidal headlamp and a small front grille with a chrome bar between the headlamps.
Small cars get larger windows and more upright A-pillars for a more airy feel. At the rear, the new Alto gets a whole new tailgate, bumper and new upright taillights. The vehicle features 7-spoke wheels and is wrapped in dual-tone color options.
Alto 2022 Interior
The new generation Suzuki Alto for the Japanese market has a completely new interior. It is better equipped than the previous model. The central console includes a small infotainment system, vertically stacked air conditioners, and a new AC button. It also features a multifunction steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth telephony controls.
The 9th generation Alto also comes with active driver assistance under Suzuki Safety Support. It provides features such as lane departure warning, high beam assist, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection and forward collision avoidance.
Suzuki Alto 2022 Powertrain
It is equipped with a 660cc 3-cylinder gasoline engine equipped with mild hybrid technology, an integrated start generator (ISG) and a small lithium-ion battery pack. The company has not released power numbers and gearbox options. This SHVS mild hybrid system further improves Alto’s overall fuel efficiency. It is expected to be one of the most fuel efficient cars in this category.
Maruti Suzuki has begun testing a new generation of Alto in India, which is likely to be launched in early 2022. The spy image shows that the new model is significantly larger and more spacious. This helps MSIL create more space in the cabin because it is longer, wider, and taller than existing models.
The new model is designed and developed on Suzuki’s new lightweight HEARTECT platform to support the new Wagon R, S-Presso, and upcoming Celerio. The new model should be lighter and more efficient than the current car. It is likely to be offered with the existing 800cc 3-cylinder gasoline engine. The company can also add the 1.0-liter 3-cylinder petrol engine previously offered on the Alto K10. A CNG drive model will also be installed in compact cars.
New Suzuki Alto 2022 officially announced in Japan
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