Unfortunately, you can't row gears like a racing driver. The only transmission available is a 5-speed AGS (auto gear shift), which is most likely an automated manual wit paddle shifters. Performance upgrades also include stiffer suspension, 13-inch front discs, bucket seats with integrated headrests and a revised steering system.
The little pocket rocket only weighs 670 kilograms or 720 kg in the case of the AWD model. That makes it about 30% lighter than a European A-segment car. And did we mention the Suzuki is tiny? From bumper to bumper, it measures 3,395 mm and its overall width of 1,475mm should make it maneuverable around busy Tokyo streets.
A number of cosmetic changes are there to let you know the Alto Turbo RS packs more punch. The headlights have been garnished in chrome trim, the power front bumper is red and so are the mirrors. 17-inch black alloys are fitted as standard with 165/55 R15 75V Bridgestone tires. Around the back, a red spoiler and extra stripes add curb appeal.
Orders have already begun being taken with prices starting at 1,293,840 yen ($10,640) for the front-wheel drive Turbo RS and 1,405,080 yen ($11,560) for the 4WD model.