Suzuki Alto GL
Suzuki Alto

How It Drove - Performance

The new Alto is powered by a newly developed 1,061cc engine which produces 61.7bhp and is lively at town speeds. The 5-speed all-synchromesh manual transmission is standard (a three-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission is an option) and the gear ratios are optimised to permit brisk and smooth gear changes around town. Only when you venture onto 'A' roads and the motorway do you notice that the Alto becomes noisier and acceleration begins to die off above 50mph.

Improved performance capabilities have realised a braked towing capacity of 1,653lbs (750kg), so the new Alto can tow a trailer carrying bicycles, motorcycles, or even a small boat.

How It Drove - Ride and Handling

The Alto's ride is surprisingly good at town speeds, the suspension is by MacPherson struts and coil springs at the front and Suzuki's original isolated trailing link and coil spring system at the rear which ensures a comfortable ride and precise handling.

However, on 'A' roads the steering lacks any real feel and the ride does become a bit harsher although you have to bear in mind that the Alto is a city car and not a sports car.

Suzuki Alto Review | Part Three
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