Rare Jiangnan Alto for sale in China

Published on December 7, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Here we have an interesting car, on sale on a second-hand market in Shandong. It is a Jiangnan Alto and was registered in 2009.  Jiangnan Automotive made the Suzuki Alto under license in China from around 1995 up until 2009 when production stopped. Recently however, they brought it back yet again. Added: funny factory-link.

The first series and the new series are basically no more than the Suzuki Alto with different badges. For one serie though, made from 2008-2010, Jiangnan did its very best to make something of their own and designed a new front. That is the car on these pics. A rare thing it is, they probably only made a few thousand of  ‘m. This particular cars costs only 17.900 yuan, not much indeed for a future classic.

Back didn’t change. Power comes from a 0.8 three-cylinder with 36hp, mated to a five-speed manual.  That is exactly the same engine as Jiangnan is still using today.

Dash is basic, but it won’t break, at least not every day.

Factory pic, loox very clean in white.

White car in da wild. Compare with standard Jiangnan Alto:

Me say: Jiangnan improved the damn thing. What do you think?

Via: Cheshi.com.


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  1. dragin- December 7, 2011 Reply

    So wasn’t this the new nose that marked Zotye’s takeover in 2007, and the restarting of Alto production after a one year lapse? Seems Zotye now has gotten exclusive rights to this old Alto design from Suzuki.

  2. Hakan- April 25, 2012 Reply

    Zotye, Jiangnan, Chang’an, and many many more: all this Alto love confuses me a great deal.

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