Alto’s twin? This Mazda car is a rebadged Suzuki icon for Japan

  • The Mazda Carol is based on the latest generation Suzuki Alto hatchback, which was recently revealed ahead of launch early next year.
Mazda Carol is based on the latest generation Suzuki Alto hatchback, which was recently revealed ahead of launch early next year.
Mazda Carol is based on the latest generation Suzuki Alto hatchback, which was recently revealed ahead of launch early next year.

Popular hatchback Alto now has a lookalike. Japanese carmaker Mazda has revealed its new generation Carol hatchback, which basically is a rebadged new generation Alto. The hatchback will go on sale in Japan.

Mazda Carol comes about a month after the new generation Suzuki Alto made its debut. Both cars look exactly the same except for the logos and a bit of chrome treatment on the bonnet of the Alto.

Also check these Cars

Find more Cars
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 (HT Auto photo)
Engine Icon998.0 cc FuelType IconMultiple
₹ 3.99 - 5.96 Lakhs
Compare
View Offers
Maruti Suzuki Xl5 (HT Auto photo)
UPCOMING
Engine Icon998 cc FuelType IconPetrol
₹ 5 Lakhs
View Details
Maruti Suzuki Baleno (HT Auto photo)
Engine Icon1197.0 cc FuelType IconMultiple
₹ 6.61 - 9.88 Lakhs
Compare
View Offers
Maruti Suzuki Dzire (HT Auto photo)
Engine Icon1197.0 cc FuelType IconMultiple
₹ 6.51 - 9.39 Lakhs
Compare
View Offers
Maruti Suzuki Xl6 (HT Auto photo)
Engine Icon1462.0 cc FuelType IconPetrol
₹ 9.85 - 11.87 Lakhs
Compare
View Offers
Maruti Suzuki Evx (HT Auto photo)
UPCOMING
BatteryCapacity Icon60 kWh Range Icon550 Km
₹ 20 - 25 Lakhs
View Details

Based on Suzuki's Heartect platform, Alto's twin Mazda Carol stands 3395 mm in length with a width of 1475 mm and a height of 1525 mm. It gets a wheelbase of 2460 mm.

In comparison, the new generation Alto has a height of 1525 mm, which is an increase of 50 mm compared to its predecessor. The length of the new Alto is 3395 mm and width is 1475 mm, which have not changed much from the previous generation.

Alto's twin is powered by a 660-cc three-cylinder petrol engine which can generate an output of 48 hp. It also gets a mild-hybrid variant which comes with an inline 2.5 hp starter generator (ISG) and a lithium-ion battery. Together, the Carol is capable of churning out an output of 64 horsepower.

Suzuki has not revealed anything about the engine or performance of the new Alto yet. However, it is likely to be offered with a similar mild-hybrid engine and will be equipped with an electronic Safety Support complex, which includes automatic braking and lane-keep assist systems.

The cabin of the Mazda Carol is slightly different from the new generation Suzuki Alto. It is a little more spacious with the height increased by 45 mm, and the width by 25 mm.

As far as safety is concerned, Carol is packed with 6 airbags as well as several ADAS systems, including the option of dual camera brake assist, lane departure warning, high beam assist, and brake assist when reversing.

First Published Date: 25 Dec 2021, 10:29 AM IST
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city

Want to get the best price for your existing car?

Powered by: Spinny Logo
By clicking "View Offers" you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy
Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city
Couldn't verify the OTP.
It's either expired or it's incorrect.