A Suzuki representative has confirmed the the "Alto" nameplate will be axed as they want to use only the "Celerio" moniker.

A Suzuki representative has confirmed the the "Alto" nameplate will be axed as they want to use only the "Celerio" moniker.

The current generation of the Suzuki Alto is being sold in some markets with the "Celerio" designation, but once the new generation will hit the market it will be sold all around the world only with the Celerio name.

The vehicle was previewed at the end of November by the A:Wind concept and is set to receive a production version towards the end of next year. The current Alto is manufactured in India while the upcoming Celerio will be built in Thailand alongside the Splash.

We remind you the aforementioned A:Wind concept was showcased at the Thailand International Motor Expo 2013 and was 3600mm long, 1600mm wide and 1540mm tall. The vehicle featured a 2425mm wheelbase (60mm longer than current Alto) and was presented with 16-inch rims wrapped around in 185/55 R16 tires.

Under the hood it came with a 3-cylinder, 1.0-liter gasoline engine transferring power to the front axle via a CVT. The engine was most likely an updated version of the motor powering the current Alto which generates 67 bhp (50 kW) and 66 lb-ft (90 Nm).

Suzuki Alto successor to receive Celerio name, previewed by A:Wind concept