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Suzuki Celerio name to replace Alto

Suzuki Australia is likely to replace the Suzuki Alto nameplate with Suzuki Celerio when the all-new model goes into production later this year. Sources inside Suzuki have told CarAdvice the name change will coincide with the production shift from India, where the current Alto is made, to Thailand, where the new-Celerio will take advantage of production capacity at the company’s Swift manufacturing plant...

Suzuki Alto: next-gen city car spied

CarAdvice's spy photographers have snapped a prototype of the Suzuki Alto successor in Southern Europe. Captured while strapped to a transporter, the two cars are draped in black camouflage similar to that used to conceal the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross prior to its unveiling...

RACQ Vehicle Running Costs survey reveals cheapest new cars to own

The Suzuki Alto has topped the RACQ's Vehicle Running Costs survey for the second consecutive year. The pint-sized Suzuki Alto headed a list of 110 models across a range of segments in the study, which calculates the average cost of owning and operating a privately purchased new car. The RACQ survey found the average cost of owning and operating an Alto GL manual to be $113...

Chery J1 vs Suzuki Alto: Australia's cheapest hatchbacks

Chery J1 vs Suzuki Alto GL Model Overview   2011 Chery J1 five-door manual hatchback – $10,990 ($11,990 with $1000 cash back) 2011 Suzuki Alto five-door manual hatchback – $12,490   The recently launched Chinese-built Chery J1 is the cheapest new vehicle in Australia, at $10,990 driveaway...

2011 Suzuki Alto range gets ESP standard

Suzuki Australia today made the nation’s cheapest car – the Suzuki Alto – better value and even safer by making electronic stability program standard in the entry-level GL model. The Alto GL now features ESP, ABS, six airbags, body-coloured door handles and external mirrors, and a height adjustable driver’s seat as standard, and all from $12,490 ($13,990 automatic) driveaway...

2010 Suzuki Alto more frugal thanks to low-rolling resistance tyres

Suzuki Australia’s most fuel efficient and lowest emissions model, the 2010 Suzuki Alto, is now slightly more environmentally friendly thanks to the addition of new low-rolling resistance tyres. The manual Alto now returns combined cycle fuel consumption of 4.7 litres/100km (down from 4.8 litres/100km), while CO2 emissions have fallen by three percent to 110g/km...

Suzuki Alto Global Green Challenge update

At the half way mark of the 3000km Global Green Challenge, the Suzuki Alto is powering ahead of its small car rivals with an impressive 16.72 per cent improvement on its official fuel consumption rating. The achievement translates to an economy figure of just 3.99 litres per 100km – or 60.4 litres of fuel usage - a far cry from its official 4...

Suzuki Alto completes 3400km NZ economy drive

Two NZ motoring journalists have disproved the illusion that Suzuki's Alto is purely a city car tackling a 3,400 kilometre drive through New Zealand’s North and South islands and back again. Mr Allan Dick and Mr Donn Anderson each drove an Alto, one with a manual and one with an automatic transmission, from Auckland to Invercargill, and then onto the Bluff, the most Southerly point, before making the return journey back to New Zealand’s largest city...

Suzuki Alto scores top marks in GVG

The new Suzuki Alto has scored top marks on Australia’s government sponsored Green Vehicle Guide ranking itself as one of the country's top three green vehicles. With a combined fuel economy figure of just 4.8 litres per 100 kilometres, and low CO2 emissions, the Alto scored an overall greenhouse gas rating of 8.5 out of 10...

Suzuki Alto launched in Australia

Suzuki Australia has launched its mini car, the Alto today with cars going for sale across the country from  August 1. The mini Suzuki is built in India but to Japanese specifications and design. Pricing will start at $12,490 for the GL and $14,490 for the GLX-Series*. CarAdvice spent the day driving around Brisbane's CBD in the littlest Suzuki and our own tests show an unbelievable fuel economy figure of 3...

Suzuki Alto achieves four-star ANCAP rating

The sub-light Suzuki Alto has achieved an impressive four-star ANCAP rating ahead of its August 1 sales debut. Alto offers six airbags as standard and also offers the availability of ESP on its higher specification model. "Suzuki is proud to be the first local car company to offer a vehicle with not only the fuel economy of a hybrid at one third of the price but with such high levels of safety as well," says Suzuki Australia General Manager Tony Devers...

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