paying Electric tribute to the Suzuki Alto

The Suzuki Alto was a popular small car in the 90s, but its legacy lived on in other parts of the world for much longer. In China, the second-generation Alto was licensed to be built by Jiangnan Automobile until 2018, and now, the people behind the company are back with an electric hatchback that pays homage to the classic Alto.

The Jiangnan U2 electric hatchback is clearly inspired by the old Alto, with its short snout and sharply sloping hood. 

The front end features square LED headlights that are reminiscent of the Alto’s, while the rest of the car has a sleek, modern design. The U2 comes in two colors and has a panoramic glass roof, making for a fun and unique driving experience.

The U2 is bigger than the original Alto, measuring 3.84 meters in length and having a wheelbase of 2.62 meters, compared to the Alto’s 2.18 meters. The electric motor provides 75 horsepower and 120 Nm of torque, and there’s an even more powerful version that can go up to 109 hp and 160 Nm. The car is also available with two different battery sizes, allowing for a range of up to 400 kilometers.