With Maruti Alto 800 and K10 already present in India in the entry level segment, 2015 Suzuki Alto JDM is not expected to be launched in India. So why is the car being tested in India? Maruti is probably trying out the new technologies on board the 2015 Alto JDM, for local use.
This is not the first time Maruti has been spied testing the 660 cc Alto JDM in India. They were earlier spied testing the car inside their plant in Manesar. This is the first time they are spied testing the car on public roads.
2015 Suzuki Alto JDM is offered with three transmission options and two drivelines in Japan. Currently in its eighth generation, it sees weight loss of 60 kgs as compared to its predecessor. This is due to the fact that it is based on a new lightweight platform.
Measuring 3,395 mm in length, 1,475 mm in width, and between 1,475 to 1,500 mm in height as per variant, Suzuki Alto JDM complies with the Japanese Kei car norms. It comes in a retro classic design with angular headlamps and bumper mounted tail lamps while interior space is at a premium.
Power to 2015 Suzuki Alto JDM comes from a three cylinder 0.66 liter petrol engine offering 48 hp which increases to 51 hp in the case of the VVT variant. Suzuki is offering three gearbox choices with the Alto that includes a 5 speed manual, 5 speed Automated Manual Transmission and a CVT. Being presented with 2WD and 4WD options, the Alto offers fuel efficiency ranging from 25.2 kmpl to 37 kmpl.
High mileage of Suzuki Alto JDM, is probably the reason Maruti is testing the car in India. The company is on a mission to increase fuel efficiency of all their cars.
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