We were easily among the very firsts in the country to have reported about the sightings of the next gen 2014 Suzuki Alto aka Maruti AStar, which was first seen testing in Europe.
The 2014 Suzuki Alto small car has again been spotted testing and this time, the car has been spotted in India!
This and various other spy pics that we have seen so far reveal that the upcoming car is dimensionally similar to the current Alto and our guess is that the car would mimic the not-so-spacious interiors of the A-Star. Also, the spy pics reveal that the 2014 Alto sports thick B and C Pillars and the front grille seems to have taken inspiration from that of the new SX4 S-Cross crossover. Also, the taillamps seem to bear striking resemblance to those on the current JDM-spec Alto.
The interiors of the new 2014 Alto, just like the exteriors, should be more evolutionary than revolutionary. However, we expect the interiors of the next gen car to benefit from improved quality of plastics.
The Suzuki Alto is easily among the most successful of cars from the Japanese auto maker. The current Alto, which is the sixth generation model, is also sold as the AStar in many car markets (like that of India). The current gen Alto/AStar came way back in 2009 and hence, it would only be logical for Suzuki to soon come up with the next generation model. The next gen Alto is expected to have higher levels of equipment, fuel economy and power. Also, the new car could be launched with a small capacity diesel engine option.
We expect to be greeted by the all new Maruti AStar nay the 2014 Suzuki Alto at the upcoming 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates.