Suzuki Alto Dead, Replaced by S-Presso

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Suzuki is reportedly killing production of its Alto budget car in favour of the S-Presso which is due in South Africa soon. 

The Alto budget car came to market in South Africa in 2009 and was later discontinued in early 2015 to make way for the Celerio, which has proven popular locally. 

Suzuki’s latest budget offering, the S-Presso budget crossover, recently went on sale in its home market, India, and has consequently made the Alto somewhat redundant and Maruti Suzuki is, therefore, looking to scrap the Alto altogether. 

The S-Presso will face off against the popular Renault Kwid and will come to market with a 3-cylinder, 1.0-litre petrol engine with 50 kW and 90 Nm of torque. 

The Suzuki S-Presso is due to arrive in South Africa in March 2019 and it will slot in below the Celerio in Suzuki's lineup which means it might be priced at around or below R140k. We will confirm pricing and specification closer to launch. 

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