Suzuki Alto – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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First generation (1979–1984) [ ]

1979 Alto SS30V

The first generation ( SS30V/40V ), in May 1979, was a three-door cargo of the Fronte passenger car, with a folding rear On introduction, the Alto received the T5B 539#160;cc (SS30) three-cylinder producing 28#160;PS (21#160;kW) at The Alto was a micro sensation introduced, largely due to its rock price of ¥470,000 (circa in 1979, at a time when the Ford Pinto cost in the US).

This bargain price was possible by a number of Japanese concessions for commercial vehicles: The did not require twin catalysts, in the Fronte. Two less doors another saving, as did the exemption commodity tax. The Alto was a and other producers such as (with the Family Rex ) quickly suit with cut-priced vehicles really intended for use. [ 3 ] The Alto propelled into seventh place in production (cars and trucks). [ 4 ]

In January 1981, the F5A four-… known from the Fronte was installed (though with a single-barrel carburettor), it too put out 28#160;PS but at 6,000#160;rpm. Torque was considerably down from 5.3#160;to#160;4.2#160;kg·m 38#160;to#160;30#160;lb·ft). [ 5 ] 1981 saw also the that it became available on the Kingdom market, as Suzuki selling cars there year.

In export markets, the Alto was used for the passenger car versions codes with trailing S) as well as on commercials (ending while the van was marketed as the Suzuki in Australia. The four-doors were not hatchbacks, only featuring an rear window.

Export cars were available with twelve-inch unlike the domestic versions only used ten-inch until the introduction of the 4WD version in 1983. The 4WD Snow Liner gained an extra 2.5#160;cm of ground clearance. [ 6 ]

Most Altos were passenger car (which used the Fronte in the Japanese domestic markets), and received the 0.8#160;litre F8B engine and the chassis code. The SS80 was built in New Zealand. by South Suzuki Assemblers at a rate of six per It was introduced in New Zealand in March [ 2 ]

While Suzuki held on to the engine concept for a half longer than any of its Japanese eventually market pressures and tightening emissions regulations its end in the Alto by September 1981. The however, did use the same 539#160;cc (called LJ50 in the Jimny) as as 1987.

Second generation (1984–1988) [ ]

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