Suzuki Alto Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2009

Suzuki is working under the theme, small cars for a big future and in line with that, it shows off its new Alto Concept car. This Suzuki Alto Concept is nearly ready for production and features improved fuel economy and fuel emissions. Its performance is actually also enhanced due to its low weight.

Drivers of all ages will like its cockpit, which has plenty of innovative storage space. Suzuki's theme also includes an array of bikes and quirky electric wheelchairs.

Definitely, the new Alto Concept exemplifies what Suzuki wants its mini-vehicle to become in the future – a road performer that still exhibit the economy and user-friendliness of a mini-vehicle.

Moreover, the new Alto Concept comes with a new design that should charm a greater variety of customers regardless of age and gender, while still offering great fuel economy and superb convenience. For example, the new Suzuki Alto Concept has a number convenience features like the sizable yet simple and very legible speedometer, user-friendly storage spaces, intelligible switches and easy-to-use floor-mounted shifter.

Fascinatingly, the body of the front-wheel drive Alto Concept features a proportion that indicates urban nimbleness and agility while providing a superior cabin space. It also features a front mask that conveys smartness and cuteness.

The new Alto Concept is endowed with a long wheelbase (2,400 mm), which allows for a spacious interior. Overall dimensions of the new Suzuki Alto Concept are 3,395 mm in length, 1,475 mm in width, and 1,535mm in height.

Moreover, this new Suzuki mini-vehicle concept is designed to emphasize comfort and convenience as well as drivability and safety. In fact, the mini-vehicle concept has ample room to seat up to four persons. Inside, the roomy interior provides a modern yet simple user-friendly environment that provides outstanding usability and visibility.

Since the new Alto Concept remains as light as ever, it embodies Suzuki's quest for superior fuel efficiency and environment-friendly operations. The Alto Concept is powered by a front-mounted water-cooled, four-cycle, 658cc, inline-three-cylinder DOHC 12-valve engine mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). It is available in either two- or four-wheel drive.

Press Release

Suzuki Alto Concept

The all-new Alto Concept points to the future of the minivehicle by combining newly honed performance with minivehicle economy and user-friendliness. Styling that appeals to people regardless of age and gender makes the Alto Concept an outstanding proposition for motorists who want minivehicle economy and convenience. A big, simple, highly legible speedometer, an easy-to-use floor-mounted shifter, and user-friendly switches and storage spaces realize convenience for people of all ages.

Major Features

* The body is proportioned for a look of urban nimbleness and to hint at roominess within. Its front mask has an appealing look that expresses cuteness and smartness.
* A simple, modern, user-friendly interior environment offers excellent usability and visibility for day-to-day convenience.
* A long wheelbase realizes ample roominess. The packaging also reflects a focus on comfort, safety, drivability, and convenience.
* Low weight reflects Suzuki's pursuit of the superior fuel efficiency, clean running, and other aspects of environmental performance that will be demanded in the years ahead.


* Overall length: 3,395mm
* Overall width: 1,475mm
* Overall height: 1,535mm
* Wheelbase: 2,400mm
* Seating capacity: Four persons
* Engine: 658cm3water-cooled, four-cycle, inline-three-cylinder, DOHC, 12-valve
* Transmission: CVT
* Drive system: Front engine, front-wheel drive (two- or four-wheel drive)

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