Alto was a British car brand. David Gornall founded the company Alto Component Cars in 1985 in Preston, Lancashire. He started producing automobiles and kits. The brand name was Alto. The first model was made in 1987 and ended in 1998 after only about 24 copies were made.
The first model Alto Duo was a microcar. It was based on a Mini chassis with a body made of fiberglass. The vehicle with two doors and a large tailgate has place for two people. Between 1987 and 1988, a version with an electric motor was available. Between 1985 and 1998 Alto made only 12 copies of the Duo microcar.