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.
The automatic Alto’s combined cycle fuel consumption is now 5.3 litres/100km (down from 5.5 litres/100km) and CO2 is also down to 126g/km.
Suzuki Australia general manager, Tony Devers, said the economy gains furthered enhanced the Alto’s position as one of the best value new cars on the market.
“It ranks amongst the greenest vehicles on the planet and has a starting price almost three times less than that of any hybrid vehicle,” Mr Devers said.
The Federal Government’s Green Vehicle Guide ranks the Suzuki Alto GL manual third on its list of top performers behind the Toyota Prius and the smart fortwo mhd cabrio.
The Alto GL manual was also named the least expensive car to run by the NRMA for 2009/2010 with average fuel costs of $21.14 per week and a “whole of life” cost of $88.82 per week.
The upgraded Suzuki Alto GL costs $12,490 drive away and the GLX costs $12,990 drive away.