The Suzuki Alto was initially introduced in May 1979. It is known in other parts of the world as the Suzuki Cervo Mode, the Suzuki Hatch, the Suzuki Fronte, the Maruti 800, and the Suzuki Mehran. The second-generation Suzuki Alto was released in September 1984. A year later, Suzuki Motor Corporation launched performance variants of the Suzuki Alto fitted with a turbocharged and fuel-injected engine. Its third generation was unveiled in 1988. A sliding-door trim was released to provide easy entrance and exiting.
Fast forward several generations, the Suzuki Alto remained one of the top-selling models of the Japanese automaker because of its proven versatility and outstanding fuel efficiency.
The Suzuki Alto measures 3,395mm long, 1,490mm wide, and 1,475mm tall. It features a subtly-designed but modern exterior highlighted with high ground clearance, an upswept pair of headlights, broad grille incorporated with the black front bumper, sloping window lines, wide central air intake, vertical taillights, and sleek bumpers.
The Suzuki Alto wears a set of 145/70R13 steel wheels with a full cap.
The Suzuki Alto is built with a 2,360mm wheelbase allowing a comfortable space for four fully grown adults. Highlights in the refined cabin include a three-spoke steering wheel, a modern dashboard, front power windows, a well-designed instrument cluster with speedometer, odometer and trip meter, door pockets and glove box for storage, a USN and auxiliary port.
In terms of cargo loading, the Suzuki Alto has an efficient 177 liters of space. It can be extended by folding the rear seats.
The Suzuki Alto is built with a good number of airbags, three-point seat belts, child-proof locks at the rear door, defogger, immobilizer, and side-impact beams.
The body of the Suzuki Alto is built using strong steel specifically made to protect riders against sudden impact. It is affixed with a McPherson Strut suspension with coil spring at the front and a three-link rigid axle suspension with coil spring at the rear. Its braking power is assisted by a solid disc at the front and leading and trailing drum at the rear.
The Suzuki Alto 800 is powered by a .08-liter three-cylinder SOHC 12V engine mated with a five-speed manual transmission. It is guaranteed to produce 47 horsepower with 68 Newton meters of torque.
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