October 10, 2008

An Alto-Native From Suzuki

LOOKING like the new Ford Ka in another company's clothing comes the new Suzuki Alto.

The Japanese maker describes the newcomer as the fifth and smallest member of its line-up.

Suzuki says it aims for 60,000 buyers a year in Europe beginning next spring. The cabin gives most of the limited space to the front seats but has enough room for two adults in the rear at a pinch.

There is a small amount of luggage space behind the rear seats, which can be folded flat to increase the cargo area.

Power is via a three-cylinder 1.0-litre 68bhp petrol engine to give combined economy of 62mpg and a CO2 of 103g/km.

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