New Suzuki Alto review | carsguide.com.au

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New Suzuki Alto review

The Suzuki’s small five-door continues to make big gains in costs.

Ewan Kennedy tests and reviews the new Suzuki with specs, fuel and verdict.

The Suzuki Alto may not as sweetly as a church choir, but it comes to economics it hits all the notes.

With prices around twelve grand and sipping performance the new Suzuki passenger car is perfectly in tune a rarely opened wallet.

This fact has not escaped the of Australia’s leading motoring, with service clubs, the RACV, NRMA, RAA and RACT, the little Suzuki Alto the cheapest car to own and operate for the fourth year.

The features stay to the Suzuki promise of outstanding for money. Suzuki Alto GL for a mere $11,790, plus on costs, the GLX is still a bargain, an rrp of $12,490.

Standard features on the Alto GL air-conditioning, CD stereo system MP3 auxiliary input, remote locking, ABS brakes, front windows and six airbags.

To that good list, the Suzuki GLX adds alloy wheels, fog lamps, a six-speaker sound tachometer and ESP stability control. Our vehicle was a top-of-the-range GLX automatic.

The two GL and GLX come with transmission of five-speed manual or four-speed

Powered by a three-cylinder 1.0-litre engine developing peak of 50 kW at a high 6000 rpm and maximum of 90 Nm at 3400 revs, the Alto set the world on fire off the mark 17 to 100 km/h with the automatic but is good enough for tootling town.

A drag coefficient of just and low rolling resistance tyres see the Alto’s combined fuel down to 4.7 litres per 100km, carbon dioxide emissions falling in its latest model by three per cent to 110 grams per compared to the original one. The Alto has petrol consumption of 5.3 per 100km, but that’s still economical.

The Suzuki Alto has an overall of just 3500 mm, width is mm, height a tallish 1470 mm. It on a wheelbase of 2360 mm. The little hatch has room for four

Major shortcomings, are lack of legroom and limited space in the compartment (110 litres). in the back are fine, but you have to trim your luggage if all seats are in use.

With front airbags, dual side airbags and dual airbags, plus crush that absorb impact frame members that that energy away occupants and a strong cabin safety is well catered

Meanwhile, high-tensile steel in body parts mean top-level occupant safety not add excessive weight to the body, helping with fuel

Manufactured in Suzuki’s Manesar in India, the Alto was designed by and tuned for Europe which for choppy going on some of more uneven road However, turning circle is a nine metres making it to park and to hustle through traffic.

The new Alto has its limitations but finds among townies who want a car that makes them good about their with the environment.

Price: $11,790

Engine: three-cylinders 50kW/90Nm

Warranty: three

Transmission: five-speed manual or automatic

0-100 km/h: 14 (17 seconds)

Thirst: 4.7 L/100 km L/100 km) 110g/km (126g/km)

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