Suzuki launched the new 9th generation Alto kei car in Japan back in November 2021. Now it has launched the latest iteration of Alto Lapin which is a boxy retro-styled version of the Alto and while its popular among the female buyers, its restricted to Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) only.
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The current third generation Alto Lapin (HE33S) debuted back in 2015 so the latest iteration is more appropriately a thorough facelift and is not based on the regular 9th gen Alto kei car. The new Alto Lapin LC looks adorable featuring a small open grille that has chrome accents. A narrow slit sits higher up on the fascia while the big radial headlights are adorned with chrome trim rings. The rear end stays same as the standard Lapin, except for a wing-shaped badge with the LC logo.
According to Suzuki, the Lapin LC’s design is a recall to the Suzuki Fronte 360 from the late ’60s. To stick with the retro aesthetics, the Lapin LC is available in old-school shades like light green, pastel pink, beige, brown, and blue. There are dual-tone color schemes available as well with a roof finished in either brown or white.
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Inside, the Lapin LC shares an interior layout with the standard Alto Lapin but has some special touches. The upholstery is a mix of brown plaid fabric and chocolate-colored faux leather. Other areas like door panels and headliner are beige, which keeps the cabin from appearing too dark. Buyers can select a Wood-work or Dark Gray Pearl panel for the dashboard. Interior amenities include an optional 7-inch infotainment screen, heated front seats and automatic climate control. Lapin is French for rabbit, hence there are animated bunnies on the info display beneath the speedometer.
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