We heard about the return of the Alto way back in September, but need to wait no more, the Alto is back in business. The ‘Basic’ version, pictured, costs 18.800 yuan, that is 2049 euro or 2830 usd. The ‘Standard’ goes for 21.800 and the ‘Luxury’ for 23.800. For 18.800 you get a very basic car indeed, with a 0.8 3-cilinder that pumps out 36hp.
Weight though is only 645kg. Size: 3300x1465x1410, wheelbase is 2175. Four persons can sit inside, cheap to buy and easy to ride. But there is one little catch. The old 3-cilinder ain’t exactly friendly for the environment so it is banned in many provinces and cities.
The Jiangnan Alto will therefore only be on sale in the following privinces: Hunan, Hebei, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Shandong, Jilin, Shanxi and Henan. All farmland, except for Shandong, which has some civilization. No new-old Alto’s here in Beijing, too bad…
Not very safe my guess, would buy one for the wife.