Suzuki Alto Lapin
|Also called||Mazda Spiano|
|Body style(s)||5-door hatchback|
|Engine(s)||657 cc inline-3 dohc 40 kW|
657 cc inline-3 turbo dohc 44 kW
|Transmission(s)||4-speed automatic column shift|
|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 Japanese market only, and also marketed in Japan by Mazda as Mazda Spiano under an OEM 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 Suzuki's K6A kei car engine, in either naturally-aspirated (40 kW / 54 hp) or turbocharged (44 kW / 60 hp) versions, available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The default transmission is a 4-speed automatic with column shift, with a 5-speed manual available in turbo versions.