New Alto will have the same 800cc Mehran engine


It is expected that maybe soon we will say a much awaited and needed goodbye to Suzuki Mehran after almost 30 years of hospitality and service to this amazing nation.

We might see the replacement in shape of an Alto; not sure if Pak Suzuki will retain the name Mehran or change it with Alto. Considering that didn’t happen in case of other new Suzuki vehicles like the new Cultus, so let us see.

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No official news but as per tipster, Pak Suzuki will transplant the engine out of Mehran into the new Alto. This means you will NOT see a 660cc engine (NA/Turbo) as its seen in other markets. The replacement hatchback will get the same 796cc engine in the new Alto [or whatever name they choose for it].

There is no possibility of an automatic transmission as of now, but we might see a new 5-speed manual.

Another important piece of information that we have received is that the carmaker has already assembled a handful units of the new car. The exact number is unknown but according to our insider around 50 units have been prepared for various testing and showcasing purposes.

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Bear in mind the new Alto has already been spotted in an official Pak Suzuki capacity. You can check the photos and details in the link mentioned above.

Although we may see the new shape and maybe a new name, the legendary Mehran will still remain alive with us.

Again this post is an unofficial statement/opinion on the basis of available information which may or may not hold true. We will see what happens when actual comes into the light. Stay tuned to PakWheels for more new Alto related information.

Disclaimer: The blog is based on information made available to us by various sources. For now these should be taken with a pinch of salt until unless official statement comes out.

Fazal Wahab

I am Civil Engineer by Profession and have love for High Rise Towers, Underground construction and Carbon Fiber Composites, automobiles is my first love. Its my passion to know and share about anything new in automobile industry.

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  1. capsat says:

    Do not expect 660 brand new car export from Japanese manufacturer. neither a 660 engine export for a 4 wheeler

  2. You know what I don't mind the new Alto being called Mehran and having the same 800cc engine. Just give it some ABS and automatic transmission under 10lakh and it will be perfect.

  3. I don't mind the 800cc engine myself provided its mated to a 5-speed gearbox. I would actually buy this "Mehran" for under 1 million.

  4. Rugal says:

    Considering that the 660cc engine capacity is a requirement for fulfilling the Japanese Kei Car regulations and all export models have a bigger engine, 800cc engine is as expected. However, I doubt that it will be the same engine as the current Mehran as they'll have to modify the mountings or the subframe to ensure that it fits. Maybe they'll just use a bigger bore on the 660cc engine currently being used by the JDM version and bring it up to 800cc like other manufacturers do.

    Needless to say, this is again pure conjecture on my part.

  5. capsat says:

    K-10B / K-10C engine will be used with 2 variants 5 speed manual or 4 speed auto to kill and compete with JDM KEI class price tag.

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