Suzuki Alto Lapin

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Suzuki Alto Lapin
Suzuki Alto Lapin
Automotive industrySuzuki
Also calledMazda Spiano
Production2002–present
Car classificationKei car
Car body style5-door Hatchback
Automobile layoutFF layout
Internal combustion engine657 cc Inline-3 Dohc 40 kW
657 cc Inline-3 Turbocharger Dohc 44 kW
Transmission (mechanics)4-speed Automatic transmission Manual transmission
5-speed Manual transmission
Wheelbase2360 mm (92.9 in)
Length3395 mm (133.7 in)
Width1475 mm (58.1 in)
Height1495 mm (58.9 in)-1505 mm (59.3 in)
Curb weight780 kg (1720 lb)-850 kg (1874 lb)
Fuel capacity30 litres (7.9 US gal; 6.6 imp gal)
RelatedSuzuki Alto, Suzuki MR Wagon, Suzuki Wagon R
Mazda Spiano
Suzuki Alto Lapin facelift

The Suzuki Alto Lapin is a retro-styled Kei car with a 5-door Hatchback body, manufactured since 2002 by Suzuki for the Japan market only, and also marketed in Japan by Mazda as Mazda Spiano under an Original Equipment Manufacturer agreement. It is based on Suzuki's popular Alto kei car.

The Lapin has a very distinctive, boxy shape, that apparently proved popular with female buyers. The name "Lapin" stems from the French word for "Rabbit", and the car sports rabbit-head badges. The Mazda version has differs concerning some styling details, including a different front end.

The car is powered by the K6A engine, in either naturally-aspirated (40 kW / 54 hp) or Turbocharger (44 kW / 60 hp) versions, available with either Front-wheel drive or All-wheel drive. The default transmission is a 4-speed Automatic transmission with Manual transmission, with a 5-speed Automatic transmission available in turbo versions.

References


  • "Global Autoindex". http://www.globalautoindex.org/. Retrieved on 2007-02-17.  (technical data in infoboxes)
  • The article incorporates text translated from the corresponding Japanese Wikipedia articles on the Ja:スズキ・アルトラパン as of February 17, 2007.

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