Suzuki Alto Lapin
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|Also called||Mazda Spiano|
|Car classification||Kei car|
|Car body style||5-door Hatchback|
|Automobile layout||FF layout|
|Internal combustion engine||657 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
|Wheelbase||2360 mm (92.9 in)|
|Length||3395 mm (133.7 in)|
|Width||1475 mm (58.1 in)|
|Height||1495 mm (58.9 in)-1505 mm (59.3 in)|
|Curb weight||780 kg (1720 lb)-850 kg (1874 lb)|
|Fuel capacity||30 litres (7.9 US gal; 6.6 imp gal)|
|Related||Suzuki Alto, Suzuki MR Wagon, Suzuki Wagon R|
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.