Suzuki launches new Alto minivehicle with excellent fuel economy in Japan

Suzuki announced the launch in Japan of the new Alto, a minivehicle that offers excellent fuel economy and user-friendliness. For superior environmental performance and economy, the new Alto reflects reductions in fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. A light body and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with an auxiliary transmission help to realize fuel economy of 24.5km/L. The first-generation Alto made its market debut in May 1979. During the subsequent three decades, the Alto has embodied Suzuki’s customer-focused philosophy by evolving to meet contemporary customer needs.

The new Alto is the seventh generation. It reflects a concept of developing a minivehicle that would make efficient use of fuel and other natural resources, offer great user-friendliness, and appeal to people of all generations. The new Alto is available from Suzuki dealers throughout Japan from 16 December. Suzuki targets domestic monthly sales of more than 7,000 units.