Last week, the eighth generation Suzuki Alto kei-car debuted in Japan. While it was cute and all, Suzuki had also promised a hotter Turbo RS variant, an image of which has surfaced online. To be launched at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon in January, the Turbo RS Concept will not only go faster courtesy turbo-charging, but will look like it too.
Enveloped with huge RS decals all around, the Suzuki Alto Turbo RS Concept will get a set of tasty 17-inch, multi-spoke alloy wheels, Recaro seats, and a sportier, bigger front bumper with an enlarged air-dam. The asymmetric slats on the fascia are now horizontal, while the head lamps now get a classy chrome surround. Projector illumination should visually and functionally perk things up as well. To up the raciness, the wheels and rear view mirrors are highlighted in red, and so is a strip on the front bumper.
Official power figures haven’t been announced yet, but one can swing a wild guess at it being close to 100 hp, considering the regular version’s 48 hp and 51 hp (available in two states of tune) outputs from the naturally aspirated 660 cc three cylinder motor. While that doesn’t sound like a lot, but considering the diminutive size and lack of weight, it should be a hoot to drive. What it won’t have though, is the regular one’s 37 km/liter fuel economy.