The all-new Suzuki Alto has been launched in Pakistan…sort of.
We say this because while the vehicle was indeed launched in the South Asian Islamic Republic, it’s not the first market that’s seeing it. In fact, this particular version has been available in Japan since December 2014.
So, all-new? If we’re talking about anywhere else besides the Land of the Rising Sun, then the answer is yes.
Anyway, back to the car. This hatch is tiny—in fact, at 3,395mm in length and 1,475mm in width, it’s even smaller than the Philippine-spec Alto. Underneath the hood is a humble 660cc R06A engine mated to a five-speed manual or an Auto Gear Shift transmission. The ground clearance has also been raised to help the vehicle cope with Pakistan’s road conditions.
Outside, this Alto flaunts an attractive retro styling featuring clean surfaces and a very minimalist front-end. We haven’t gotten a look at what’s inside, though the Japanese version gets a no-frills interior with simple fabric seats and plenty of plastic.
Suzuki Pakistan is promising excellent fuel efficiency and good driving dynamics with the ‘all-new’ Alto, as well as a relatively spacious interior. The car starts at 999,000 rupees—that’s about P332,000 when converted. Very affordable.
Would you like to see this version hit the Philippine market as well?