Official images of 2015 Suzuki Alto kei car released – Japan

Posted on: Dec 13, 2014 - 7:48pm IST

Will also get a turbo RS variant.

The new Suzuki Alto kei car for the Japanese domestic market has been released following the leaks. The small car will go on sale in the country on December 22.

2015 Suzuki Alto JDM front three quarter
The new Alto kei car will be launched on December 22.

Suzuki has resorted to a retro approach for its newest city car. The hatchback sports large headlamps and small slits instead of a traditional radiator grille. In profile, the short urban runabout features small rear doors with triangular rear quarter glass panels. The rear features a plain hatch door and bumper mounted combination lamps.

The interior also has a classic appeal to it with simple elements and the dashboard itself is designed to offer maximum cabin room. The gear lever is mounted on the centre console and the dashboard sports a white insert. The instrument console has an analogue dial and a multi-information display.

2015 Suzuki Alto JDM interior
The simple interior gets white inserts on the dashboard and AC vents.

A sporty Alto Turbo RS variant is in the pipeline. However, the Japanese media reports suggest that it will be launched not prior to March 2015.

Also read: Suzuki Hustler kei SUV showcased at Thailand Motor Expo 2014

A 660 cc three-cylinder engine in both naturally aspirated and turbocharged configurations will be on offer. A 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic would be the transmission options. Both 2WD and 4WD versions are expected, and more details on the performance and fuel efficiency figures will be available on the day of launch.

The JDM Alto is not connected to the Alto sold in India.

2015 Suzuki Alto JDM – Image Gallery

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11 thoughts on “Official images of 2015 Suzuki Alto kei car released – Japan

  1. JIJIN JAYARAJ says:

    Any chance of this making it to India?

    1. Hello! No this is just a Japan-only car. None of these make it out of the country.

      1. JIJIN JAYARAJ says:

        That is quite unfortunate. It looks quite good, to be honest! And with a normal manual transmission it wouldn’t be too costly either.
        Hope they bring it here as they did with the Wagon R which is also a Kei car.

      2. Hello! Yes, the Wagon R and Alto are kei cars, but they are heavily modified in India. The interior, powertrain and even the body shell is different. If this version of the Alto is brought to India, I’m sure they would have a problem with positioning it.

      3. JIJIN JAYARAJ says:

        That is true, Maruti Suzuki itself has a lot of cars in this segment in India. I’m keeping my fingers crossed though. I really liked the red car with black plastic bumpers and boot lid. Looks great!

      4. JIJIN JAYARAJ says:

        That would depend on its sales performance I presume. Most other manufacturers do not have the luxury to introduce a large number of vehicles as Maruti Suzuki does.

        Overall, the YRA does seem to be an intriguing vehicle. I am more excited about the eco-sport rival from Maruti than the YRA. That is a segment that is simply going to lead all others in the coming years.

        Personally, I think the YRA could be a success if it is priced and marketed right. The general population has far more spending power now than 5-6years ago. The demand for trendy/upmarket vehicles are high too.

      5. Exactly! I’m sure Volkswagen and Ford will follow the YRA into the market with their larger hatchbacks if it clicks.

      6. JIJIN JAYARAJ says:

        Absolutely! Imagine a Golf or Focus being sold in India! Even if it is only in the base spec, it would still be a big leap ahead in terms of global mainstream models making it to the Indian market.

  2. svk says:

    front design elements look like fiat new uno brazil


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