Mild-hybrid Suzuki Alto released in Japan

9th-gen Suzuki Alto

Suzuki has recently released the ninth-generation of the Alto in its home country. This replaces the eighth version of the Japanese kei car, which has been around since 2014.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Where was the 9th-gen Suzuki Alto unveiled?

    The Japanese kei car was revealed in its home country of Japan.
  • What's new with the newest Suzuki Alto?

    Aside from the looks, the all-new Suzuki Alto is equipped with mild-hybrid technology.
  • The overall look of the newest Suzuki Alto retained its boxy exterior but now sports a rounded design that will distinguish it from the previous generation.  

    9th-gen Suzuki Alto

    For its front fascia, the ninth-generation Alto features a chrome bar flanked by trapezoidal headlights, a small inlet just below the logo.  The hood, bumper and grille design dropped the pointed edges. The rear features a new bumper, tailgate and an upright tail light design.

    9th-gen Suzuki Alto

    Equipped in the latest iteration of the Suzuki Alto is a 660cc three-cylinder engine that has a mild-hybrid system, thanks to its integrated starter generator (ISG) and a small lithium-ion battery pack to store energy. Based on the photo in its website, ninth-generation Suzuki Alto is fitted with an automatic transmission.

    9th-gen Suzuki Alto

    Locally, Suzuki Philippines has discontinued selling the third-generation Alto nameplate since early 2020 and was replaced by the S-Presso. Both models came from Suzuki Maruti in India.

    Photos from Suzuki Japan

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