Friday, 8 August 2008

New Car: 2009 Suzuki Alto

If you were hoping that the new Alto will look like its concept sibling, think again. This is Suzuki new Alto supermini and is set to go on sale in Europe at the end of the year.

The new Alto is heavily toned down compared to the Concept A-Star which recently debuted in London. No doubt that the newcomer will be criticised for its looks since it looks as if styling has been taken of the Kia Picanto/Morning, Hyundai i10 and Citroen C1.

Power comes from a newly developed, Euro 5 compliant 1.0 litre 16v petrol engine that will emit 109g/km CO2. Positioned as Suzuki's new global car, the Alto will be produced at Maruti Suzuki India's Manesar plant, and sold mainly in Europe but also in India and other countries.

Look out for a world debut at October's Paris motorshow.

Press Release:

The all-new Alto builds on the strengths of Suzuki’s unparalleled knowledge of small-car development. It combines eye-catching style and easy urban mobility with great performance in terms of high fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions. The new compact car offers lightness achieved through downsizing yet provides ample interior roominess and comfort.

For the compact body, Suzuki designer tailored a stylish, sporty and youthful look that simultaneously exudes solidity and urban energy. It is perfectly matched to European tastes and supports a low drag coefficient. With overall higher levels of quality, comfort, and safety, the all-new Alto is a response to the needs of today’s motorists.

Fuel cell models with high environmental compatibility:

Suzuki seeks to further strengthen the environmentally conscious advantages of its products and aim for further reduction of their impact on the global environment. One way to achieve this is fuel cell technology. The latest two fuel-cell models will be exhibited in Paris: The SX4-FCV equipped with a GM-made high-performance fuel cell stack, a Suzuki-developed 70MPa hydrogen tank and a light, compact capacitor, and the “crosscage” that features a simple, compact, and lightweight air-cooled fuel-cell power system from British specialist company Intelligent Energy, plus a high-performance lithium-ion secondary battery.

Today’s Suzuki at a glanceThe Suzuki booth will also include other exciting products that embody Suzuki “Way of Life!” message. The lineup will include production vehicles such as the Swift, Grand Vitara, SX4 and Splash. In addition, the SX4 WRC car as well as the SERT endurance GSX-R1000, will show Suzuki’s motorsport spirit.

Detailed information about the Suzuki models and future Suzuki activities can be obtained at the Press Conference.

* The Paris International Motor Show is open to the public from 4 to 19 October 2008.

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