The 2022 model Alto has been officially revealed by the Maruti Suzuki. The Alto made its debut in Japan back in 1979 and the new ninth-gen iteration is also said to be launched in the Nepalese market in the coming months. The new Suzuki Alto is different from the Nepalese model apart from the name. The new alto shares the same name but has a different design, interior, and powertrain however the overall boxy shape is still retained. The new model also appears with a softer and rounder shape compared to the previous model.
The new 2022 Alto is powered by a 660cc, three-cylinder petrol engine but a new mild-hybrid technology will be added. The new model is set to come with a 5-speed manual or automatic gearbox. However, the power figures are not revealed by the brand yet. The car is also set to be equipped with mild-hybrid technology with an incorporated starter generator and a small lithium-ion battery pack that stores the energy. This mild-hybrid system will further improve the fuel efficiency of Alto and is expected to be one of the most fuel-efficient cars in Nepal.
The new Alto is also said to feature a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, steering-mounted audio controls, climate control, analog dials with a multi-info display, and alloy wheels. The cars also offer major Suzuki safety support including the services like lane departure warning, forward collision prevention, high-beam assist, and AEB with pedestrian detection. The new Alto gets quadrilateral headlights, new bumpers, a new tailgate, as well as a new upstanding taillight. Suzuki has also given it a slightly upright stance to ensure comfortable seating.
The new-gen Suzuki Alto also comes with all-new color options as well as bright paint options available. The new Alto is likely to be launched by 2022 in the Nepalese market but Suzuki will premiere date in the coming days. The refreshed Alto 800 will lock horns with the Renault Kwid, Datsun Redi-GO, and Maruti S-Presso. The brand is also preparing to introduce the updated versions of Baleno and XL6, and the new generation Brezza in Nepal by 2022.