Tokyo Live - Suzuki Alto Turbo RS concept

10/01/2015 - 16:06 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

More sporting variant of the small car could see production.

At the ongoing 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon, Suzuki has revealed the Suzuki Alto Turbo RS concept, based on the new generation Alto which went on sale exclusively in Japan last month.

Suzuki Alto Turbo RS Concept front fascia at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon
The Turbo RS concept is likely powered by a 0.6L turbo engine. Image - Bertel Schmitt.

As can be seen in the images, the Alto Turbo RS gets a full body kit with side skirts, new bumpers and a rear spoiler. The car rides on 17-inch OZ aluminium wheels with 165/45 tyres. The headlights get black clusters with projector beams with integrated LED daytime running lights.

Inside, the car sports Recaro bucket seats.

Suzuki says that the Alto Turbo RS is powered by a turbocharged engine, but hasn't released specifications of this unit. This engine is likely to be a turbo unit of the 0.66-liter unit found on the regular variant of the Alto.

Suzuki Alto Turbo RS Concept rear quarter at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon
The concept rides on 17-inch OZ aluminium wheels. Image - Bertel Schmitt.

The eighth generation Alto, which forms the underpinnings for the Turbo RS, is lighter by 60 kg over its predecessor. The normal variants of the hatchback measure 3,395 mm in length, 1,475 mm in width and 1,475-1,500 mm in height.

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The 0.66L engine is available in naturally aspirated and VVT forms, and delivers fuel efficiency of up to 37 km/l. 2WD and 4WD variants are available.

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