Suzuki Alto Review (2003)

Suzuki Alto GL
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Suzuki Alto Review

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Suzuki Alto Since the first generation Alto was launched in 1979, more than 7.5 million vehicles have been sold worldwide.

Suzuki Alto

Since the first generation Alto was launched in 1979, more than 7.5 million vehicles have been sold worldwide. In January 2003 a new improved Alto was introduced built on an all new platform with updated exterior and interior styling.

We tested the manual version of the Alto 1.1 GL which returns an impressive extra-urban fuel economy of 70.6mpg.

The Alto GL is a budget car which at the moment is priced at £4995.00 (at the time of publishing this is a special offer price) and is the cheapest new car in the UK. Based on the Alto's budget motoring credentials we were a little apprehensive on taking delivery but as we soon discovered in the case of the Alto cheap does not necessarily mean nasty.

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Suzuki Alto Road Test Data
Model ReviewedSuzuki Alto 1.1 GL
  
Body Type5-Door Hatchback
ColourFantasy Black
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph16.8 seconds
Top Speed 96.3 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypePetrol - Unleaded
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban43.5 mpg
Extra Urban70.6 mpg
Combined57.6 mpg
  
Insurance Group5
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3-year/60,000 mile vehicle warranty (whichever comes first)
6-year anti-perforation warranty
3-year 24 hour roadside assistance
Price (when tested on the 05/09/03)£ At time of publishing special offer £4995.00 usually £5966.00

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