The All New 1.1 Litre Suzuki Alto GL 5-Door Is Announced

Suzuki Alto


A dramatically improved all new Suzuki Alto 5-door hatchback - the latest model in this immensely successful, totally practical small car series that has provided millions throughout the world with practical, low cost, common sense motoring since 1980 - was introduced to customers from Friday, January 17, 2003, at all 150 UK Suzuki dealers.

Built on an all new platform the latest generation Alto's particularly generous, class leading specification includes an all new engine, power steering, electric front windows, central locking, front ventilated disc brakes, driver and front passenger airbags and a radio/casette player.

7.5 Million and Counting

Since the first generation Alto was launched in 1979, more than 7.5 million units have been sold world wide, establishing it - with its combination of agility, compactness, attractive pricing, and low running costs - as one of the most popular mini cars ever.

Reflecting its commitment to continual improvement, Suzuki has now fully redesigned the Alto to meet 21st Century motorists' needs and expectations and despite providing spirited performance the new 1.1-litre engine's CO2 emissions, at 119 g/km, are significantly lower than those of most other cars.

Updated styling creates a more refined, substantial appearance inside and out whilst higher levels of comfort, convenience, space efficiency and safety make the new Alto more satisfying and reassuring in everyday use.

With its advanced new design, the Alto is sure to remain one of the most popular cars on the road providing further proof of Suzuki's acknowledged strengths in the compact-car market.

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Published 22 January 2003 Melanie Carter

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