Set to join the Suzuki line-up later this year, the smallest member of the Suzuki family boasts fuel economy figures of 4.4-litres per 100km with CO2 emissions of just 103 grams per kilometre.
"Alto is the answer for people wanting a quality vehicle offering great performance, high levels of safety and outstanding fuel economy," said Suzuki Australia General Manager Tony Devers. "Alto meets the lifestyle needs of today's motorists and the pressing global need for environmental compatibility. It will also be one of the most fun-to-drive cars available and a great example of Suzuki's 'Way of Life!' philosophy."
The new Alto will be available in two specifications, both packed with features.
The entry level Alto will come standard with air conditioning, CD stereo system with MP3 auxiliary input, remote central locking, ABS brakes and six airbags while the top spec modal add alloy wheels, fog lamps, a tachometer and ESP.
The cabin layout apportions most of the space to the front seats but still provides ample space for four adults with numerous handy storage spaces for small items located throughout the cabin.
Powered by a three cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engine, the Alto produces 50kW of power and 90Nm of torque and is coupled to either a standard five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission.
Alto will go on sale in the third quarter of 2009. Pricing and final specification will be released closer to launch.