Suzuki officially revealed its latest edition of the Alto entry-level car in the Japanese market. The ninth-generation Suzuki Alto Kei comes with new body panels and design elements.
According to details, the new Suzuki Alto is similar to its predecessor with slight adjustments. While still retaining a boxy design, the new Suzuki Alto looks more rounded than before.
The new Alto still has the iconic trapezoidal headlights. However, the latest model comes with new lighting elements. Meanwhile, the tail-lights are in the upright position.
As for the rear end, the Suzuki Alto Kei boasts a new tailgate and bumpers. Furthermore, the new Alto sports seven spokes-wheels and comes in a fun dual color scheme.
The 2022 Suzuki Alto makes its debut in the Land of the Rising Sun with a boxier design, a more tech-centric cabin this time around, additional driver-assistance technologies, as well as a 660cc three-cylinder engine, which features mild-hybrid assistance. #Suzuki pic.twitter.com/sbKSXSaXFo
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The ninth-generation Suzuki Alto Kei has a comparatively more upright A-pillar. Its large window glasses give the car an airy feel.
Details on the interior & features
As per sources, Suzuki updated the car with a new dashboard design. The dashboard also contains a touch screen infotainment unit. Moreover, the position and design of the air-conditioning vents are still the same as the outgoing model.
However, the Suzuki model has a new steering wheel and instrument console. Besides this, there are one-piece seats up front and a bench-style seat at the rear with adjustable headrests, just like the outgoing model.
Just like the previous Kei models, a three-cylinder petrol engine will power the new Suzuki model. What’s new this time around is that the ninth-gen Alto will get mild-hybrid technology, with an integrated started generator (ISG) and a small lithium-ion battery pack to store energy. However, Suzuki has not revealed any details about the torque figures yet.
Most importantly, there is the addition of active safety aids – autonomous emergency braking, forward collision avoidance, pedestrian detection, high-beam assist, and lane departure warning.
Currently, the new model has only hit the Japanese market.