The Suzuki Alto is a small and fuel efficient car that debuted in 1979. The Alto has evolved throughout the years and has sold millions all over the world.
The first generation Alto debuted in 1979 and lasted till 1984. The Alto in this generation used a T5B three-cylinder engine that produced 21 kW at 5,500 rpm. The Alto was a minor success because of its very low price at the time. The Alto also upgraded to the F5A four-stroke 543 cc engine.
The second generation Alto was released in 1984. This generation Alto maintained the F5A engine but also integrated multi-valve and turbocharged engines.
The third generation Alto was the last model to use the Fronte car model. It had a different styling and there were models that used sliding doors that made entering and exiting easier. The third generation CL11 Alto used a 12-valve 42 horse power F5B engine.
The fourth and fifth generation Suzuki Altos dawned 660c era. The more efficient engine saw the Alto increase its horse power to a legal 64 horse power. The angular designs also began to fade and made way to rounded edges.
The seventh generation Suzuki Alto first debuted in 2009 during the Tokyo Motor Show. This generation Alto was made available with a 0.66L engine, FWD or 4WD, 4 speed automatic or a CVT transmission.