2022 Suzuki Alto revealed with new styling, mild-hybrid system

Updated Dec 02, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The Japanese Kei car looks more stylish than ever before.

Japanese automaker Suzuki unveiled the all-new 9th-generation Alto for the 2022 model in Japan. Considering that the 8th-generation Suzuki Alto has been around for around seven years now, one can say that the new next-gen model is a rightful replacement. The new version comes with a new styling and a mild-hybrid system.

2022 Suzuki Alto front view

2022 Suzuki Alto

The boxy exterior shape is an undeniable design theme. It is complemented by the boxy windows, rectangular windshield, humps on the lower door portion, recessed front and rear bumpers, and trapezoidal-shaped headlamps. Moreover, the Japanese Kei car features a two-tone exterior paint for a more vibrant appearance.

Just like the outgoing model, the new Alto still sports an off-center plate number which is a quirky-looking touch. No official specs have been disclosed just yet so we can’t be sure of the exact exterior features including the color options. But based on the initial photos, the new model is offered in Light Blue, Red, and White.

2022 Suzuki Alto interior view

Brighter than even

Moving to the interior, the same design theme applies. The center stack is outlined by a rectangle chrome trim that encloses the infotainment screen and rectangle A/C vents. Suzuki also added blue-colored trims on the dashboard and side door panels to create a brighter appeal. However, it is still unclear whether this feature is standard across the range.

2022 Suzuki Alto interior view

The blue trims add life to the cabin

The 9th-generation Suzuki Alto is expected to be powered by a 660 cc 3-cylinder gasoline engine with no confirmed performance numbers. Since the powertrain now consists of a mild-hybrid system thanks to an integrated starter generation (ISG) and small lithium-ion battery, both power, and fuel efficiency are expected to improve.

2022 Suzuki Alto rear view

It has come a long way since 1979

According to reports, the all-new Suzuki Alto will be out in Japan by January 2021. Suzuki Philippines, on the other hand, has no word regarding the new Alto. Considering that there are three Suzuki hatchbacks in the local lineup already, the company might have a difficult time finding a place for the Kei car if it decides to bring it in.

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Know more about Suzuki Alto 2022

Suzuki Alto
The Suzuki Alto is an ultra-mini hatchback enjoyed all over the world due to its affordable pricing and outstanding fuel efficiency. Its current generation features a contemporary exterior built with lightweight material to aid its outstanding fuel economy and road stability. Though considered a compact vehicle, the Suzuki Alto offers a comfortable cabin fitted with pleasurable driver and passenger features that guarantee a safe and convenient riding experience. The Suzuki Alto 800 runs using a 796cc engine that emits 47 horsepower with 68 Newton meters of torque. You may choose from Silky Silver Metallic, Blazing Red, Superior White, Granite Gray, Prime Mojito Green, Cerulean Blue, and Brilliant Yellow. Locally, Suzuki Philippines announced the removal of the Suzuki Alto from its current lineup in 2020. It will be replaced by the contemporary-looking and equally affordable Suzuki S-Presso.

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