Suzuki has put up teasers for a new model on its Japanese website. The Suzuki Alto Works revives an old name and will make its domestic sales debut on Christmas eve, which is slightly over a week from now. Looks familiar? That’s because we showed you the Works when it made its world debut at the recent 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.

The Alto Works will join the standard Alto and the sporty Alto Turbo RS in the JDM Alto line-up. This little kei-car has a clear sporty flavour but appears more subtle than the red-white Turbo RS that appeared in Japanese showrooms in March.


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Purposeful black 10-spoke alloys with red brake calipers and an extra air intake (with Works badging) opposite the Alto’s characteristic asymmetrical “grille” mark the Works out. There’s a strip of decal on the flanks and a Works logo on the clean hatch – all lamps are on the bumper.

The main highlight inside are a pair of chunky Recaro seats (logos on both sides to remind everyone), but there are also other sporty bits such as carbon fibre-like trim, red stitching, metal pedals and white-backed instrument panel with red outline and a Works logo above the trip computer.


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Befitting its status at the sporty sister, the Alto Works gets a short stroke five-speed manual gearbox paired to the 660 cc turbocharged three-cylinder R06A engine. Should be real fun to throw around with reworked suspension.

The 5MT, sporty additions, Works badge and the Alto’s unique and cheeky looks make for quite a desirable package, if you’re into small cars like myself.

GALLERY: Suzuki Alto Works at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show