Suzuki Works Alto TMS-4

Aside from the big three ticket items it debuted at the show (the Mighty Deck, Air Triser and Ignis Trail Concept), Suzuki also had a large collection of vehicles on display at the Tokyo Motor Show that were world premieres – one of these was the Works Alto, a sported-up version of the eighth-gen JDM model that made its market debut late last year.

The TMS showcar isn’t as striking as the Alto Turbo RS Concept that was shown in last Decemeber’s Toyko Auto Salon, but it’s sport enough. Exterior styling changes to the Alto – which measures in at 3,395 mm long, 1,475 mm wide and 1,500 mm tall – include 10-spoke alloys finished in black, lower side Works graphics as well as Works badging on the fascia and rear hatch to denote the variant.

Like its regular siblings, the Works Alto utilises a 660 cc three-cylinder R06A engine, and the mill is paired with a five-speed manual transmission as found on the base series model.

Here though, the shifter has been reworked to a short-stroke type, and in keeping with the Works theme the version features bolstered Recaro front seats. No mention of specific output, but the automaker says that the tuning of the Works’ mill has been revised, as has the variant’s suspension.