The Nissan Pixo is a kei car and mini marketed since 1979. This car is produced by Suzuki Motor Corporation, an original equipment manufacturer for some of Nissan’s vehicles. Pixo is also known as the Suzuki Alto, and is rebadged for several other markets. The Pixo is currently on its seventh generation of production.
The first generation 3- and 5-door hatchback was produced from 1979 to 1984. The second generation came out in 1984 and made available in a 2-door coupe body style. Local productions in Europe, Pakistan and China began during this period. The third generation was marketed starting 1988. This was the last generation that was based on Suzuki’s Fronte model. Two bigger versions with 660cc engines were also produced: the Alto/Works and Alto Hustle.
From 1995 to 1998, the fourth generation was produced. A fifth generation was made beginning 1998. This included 2 classic versions: the wider Alto C and the C2. Mazda and Chevrolet began selling the car under rebadged names. In 2000, the Works was discontinued and the Pixo underwent a facelift. An Indian version called the Maruti Alto was also made. When the sixth generation came out in 2004, Pixo was made more affordable.
The current seventh generation 2010 model year has been given a more fuel efficient technology.