Suzuki Alto is not consider the local range model in Malaysia until it just recently launch by Suzuki Malaysia Automobile on 9th August 2010 for Malaysia market.
It is normally known that Suzuki model is mostly imported directly from Japan to Malaysia until recently they have plan to assemble the Swift model in Malaysia, but interestingly, this Alto model is actually imported CBU from Maruti Suzuki in India.
But it is also not in my concern from where is it imported from, the most curious question for me to find out is the engine type for this Alto is seem different from the Japan local model and the one in Malaysia.
It is quite common for the Alto in Japan equip with the Suzuki 3 cylinder K6A engine which is 658cc, and the Alto in Malaysia is power by a 996cc engine, which I'm still wonder it is 3 cylinder or 4 cylinder engine (As I had heard both of them).
Anyway, I feel the engine may have some relation with the engine type of Naza Sutera, since Alto is still new in Malaysia, I think we may need to wait more longer period to see their engine taking out for service which we may have clearer picture of their engine type.