2015 Suzuki Alto (JDM-spec) spotted in India with 0.66L engine - Spied

01/04/2015 - 10:03 | ,  ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Based on a new and lightweight platform.

Suzuki launched the eighth generation of its popular 'kei-car', the Alto, in the Japanese market in December 2014. Just a few months into its Japanese launch, the 2015 Alto has come under the lens in India, though a launch is not expected to take place in the country.

2015 Suzuki Alto front India spied
The new Alto is available with and without a VVT system. A turbo variant is also planned.

A search on import-export website, Zauba.com, reveals that Maruti has imported four units of the new Alto for R&D purposes. These R&D cars may be used for testing new parts or components, or for local study by Maruti's engineers. However, the JDM-spec Alto would not be launched in India, as Maruti already offers the Alto 800 and Alto K10 which suit Indian market requirements.

The JDM-Alto is based on an all-new platform, and is lighter by 60 kg compared to its predecessor. Power comes from a three-cylinder 0.66-liter gasoline engine capable of 48 hp, or 51 hp with a VVT (Variable Valve Timing) system.

Suzuki offers three gearbox choices on the Alto - a 5-speed manual, a 5-speed AMT (automated manual transmission) and a CVT. Available with 2WD and 4WD, the new Alto has economy claims ranging from 25.2 km/l to 37 km/l.

2015 Suzuki Alto rear India spied
Three transmission choices including an AMT is offered on the kei car.

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The Alto measures all of 3,395 mm in length, 1,475 mm in width, and 1,475-1,500 mm in height (depending on the variant). Suzuki also plans to launch a more powerful Alto Turbo RS with a 64 hp engine in Japan in the coming months.

2015 Suzuki Alto - Spyshot Gallery

2015 Suzuki Alto (JDM) - Image Gallery

[Spyshots from GaadiWaadi]

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