Suzuki Alto Seventh generation HA25
|Also called||Mazda Carol|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Layout||Front-engine, front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive|
|Engine||796 cc (0.8 L) I3 (petrol)|
|Transmission||5-speed manual 4-speed automatic CVT automatic|
|Wheelbase||2,400 mm (94.5 in)|
|Length||3,395 mm (133.7 in)|
|Width||1,475 mm (58.1 in)|
|Height||1,535 mm (60.4 in)|
The seventh generation was first shown at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show alongside its sister car, the Mazda Carol. It is available with a 0.66L engine, a 5-speed manual, a 4-speed automatic or a CVT transmission, in FWD or 4WD variants. Under the Japanese 10-15 test cycle, the front-wheel-drive with CVT achieves 24.5 km/litre fuel economy.
|Top Speed||96 mph|
|0-60 mph||13.1 secs|
|Torque||90 Nm, 66 ft-lb|
|CO2 Emissions||99 g/km|
|Euro Emissions Standard||5|
|Miles Per Tank||500 miles|
In 2011, Suzuki launched the Alto Eco variant, that features the R06A engine lifted from the Suzuki MR Wagon and an idling stop function. It is capable of reaching the fuel economy of 30.2 km/L (71MPG) based on Japan's JC08 Mode test cycle (32 km/L under 10-15 test cycle). This is .2 km/L higher than the Daihatsu Mira e:S.
In 2013, the Alto Eco was updated with the addition of Suzuki's ENE-CHARGE system, first applied on the fifth-generation Suzuki Wagon R. With this technology, fuel economy has now improved to 33.0 km/L based on Japan's JC08 Mode test cycle.
|Options: Equipment included on some trim levels|
Suzuki evolved a New Model "Alto K10". Powered by three-cylinder units displacing 998cc. The engine is one of the best units in it class and is the only 1.0 litre twin cam engine available in the Suzuki range. The engine produces 68PS at 6200rpm and 90Nm torque at 3500rpm. Car has 5-speed transmissions and is smooth to operate. However the Alto's feels a tad better to use. The engine too is more refined and not as harsh as contemporaries. The power to weight figure is an impressive 88.88PS per tonne.