Published on November 30th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Suzuki Unveils The All New ALTO
Suzuki has revealed a fresh new five-door city-hatch concept that previews a replacement for the Japanese small-car brand’s smallest model, the Alto. Unveiled at the opening of the 30th Thailand International Motor Expo in Bangkok, the Suzuki A:Wind concept will morph into a production model next year. Suzuki has also confirmed the production version of the A:Wind will be produced in Thailand for export globally and not in India where the previous Alto was built. Painted in ‘Energy Yellow’ and ‘Panoramic Blue’, the A:Wind continues the Alto’s pint-size formula but is 100mm longer at 3600mm long.
Curiously, however, its wheelbase is 75mm shorter at 2425mm, while width is unchanged at 1600mm and height increases by 70mm to 1540mm.
Also following the Alto formula, the front-wheel drive show car is powered by a 996cc petrol engine, matched with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), and rides on 185/55 R16 tyres. The five-seat A:Wind features a unique grille with two chrome bars stretching inside the headlights and a functional yet classy two-tone interior that Suzuki says offers more space between the front and rear seats and class-leading boot capacity.