MODEL: PRE 2008 ALTO

Press kit: Pre 2008 Alto

GENERAL TECH SPEC EQUIPMENT

ALTOGETHER SENSIBLE ... THE 1.1 LITRE SUZUKI ALTO GL 5-DOOR

 

With its all new platform and all new engine, the latest generation of Suzuki’s Alto 5-door hatchback – launched in 2003 – builds on the immense popularity of a small car series that has provided millions throughout the world with practical, low cost, common sense motoring since 1980, and provides further proof of Suzuki’s acknowledged strengths in the compact-car market.

The latest Alto’s particularly generous, class leading specification includes power steering, electric front windows, central locking, ABS with EBD, front ventilated disc brakes, driver and front passenger airbags and a radio/CD player. Together with remarkable fuel economy delivering a combined consumption of 57.6 mpg and a special offer price of just £5,495 On The Road, the Alto represents low budget motoring at its best.                                                                            

 

7.5 Million and Counting

Since the first generation Alto was launched in 1979, more than 7.5 million units have been sold world wide, establishing it – with its combination of agility, compactness, attractive pricing, and low running costs – as one of the most popular mini cars ever.


The latest generation reflects Suzuki’s commitment to continual improvement and despite providing spirited performance, the 1.1-litre engine’s CO2 emissions, at 119 g/km, are significantly lower than those of most other cars.

 

Updated styling creates a more refined, substantial appearance inside and out whilst higher levels of comfort, convenience, space efficiency and safety make the Alto more satisfying and reassuring in everyday use.


Economy and Ecology
As a compact, lightweight car, the Alto has always offered fuel-efficient operation, but the latest Alto takes frugality and environmental compatibility to  new levels.

Weight-reducing measures contribute to agile performance and minimise the overall environmental footprint by enabling the saving of materials and other resources.

 

more…

 

 

The 1.1 litre Suzuki Alto GL 5-door…2

 

The benefits are also reflected in superior emissions performance and fuel efficiency:   At 119 g/km the Alto's CO2 emissions are among the lowest yet achieved by a petrol-engine car whilst its fuel consumption is an equally impressive 43.5 mpg [urban]; 70.6 mpg [extra-urban] and 57.6 [combined].


Suzuki's concerns about environmental issues are reflected in many wide-reaching measures.   The use of lead in painting processes has been discontinued at Suzuki's car and motorcycle plants in Japan; parts are cleaned without the use of harmful chemicals; and emissions of paint thinner and other volatile organic compounds have been greatly reduced.

 

Various innovative measures minimise water and energy consumption.   They include a recycling programme that minimises waste material by turning bumpers and other plastic components into new plastic parts for Suzuki vehicles; and cogeneration technology which maximises energy efficiency.

 

In fact Suzuki is a leader in efforts to minimise harmful airborne emissions from vehicles and production processes and the Corporation’s environmental efforts have enabled all four Suzuki plants in Japan and the Maruti plant that builds the Alto in India to achieve certification in accordance with the global standard for environmentally safe production, ISO14001.                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

Performance
The Alto is powered by a 1,061cc, in-line-four-cylinder, 16-valve, SOHC engine with multi-point injection.   Producing maximum output of 61.7 bhp [62.5 PS; 46 kW] at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 62.7 lb ft [8.7 kg.m; 85 Nm] at 3,200 rpm, the new engine makes driving more enjoyable in all traffic conditions.


A five-speed all-synchromesh manual transmission is standard whilst a three-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission is an option.   With the manual transmission, the gear ratios are optimised to permit brisk responses in town and quiet, economical running at high speed.

 

 

 

more…

 

The 1.1 litre Suzuki Alto GL 5-door…3

 

Maximum speed with the 5-speed manual transmission is 96.3 mph [155 km/h]. With the automatic transmission, the electronic control system contributes to fuel efficiency while minimising shift shock for smooth, stress-free driving.


Improved performance capabilities have the further merit of realising a braked towing capacity of 1,653 lbs [750 kg], so the Alto can haul a trailer carrying bicycles, motorcycles, or even a small boat.   A 7.7 gal [35-litre] fuel tank gives an ample cruising range.


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.   Its design ensures a comfortable ride and precise handling.

Packaging
Increased space efficiency makes the Alto more functional and easier to drive than its major competitors.   Overall length remains compact at 137.6 in [3,495 mm] but Suzuki has created more interior space compared to its predecessor by lengthening the wheelbase to 92.9 in [2,360 mm] and increasing the overall height to 57.3 in [1,455 mm].   A tight minimum turning circle of 30.2 ft [9.2 metres] makes for easy manoeuvring and parking in tight spaces.
                                                                                                                                     

The Alto's luggage capacity has been expanded and with the rear seat back folded down it provides 432 litres [VDA].   When measured from the luggage floor to the roof, it is
725 litres.   Even with the rear seat back raised, the Alto still offers 177 litres [VDA].

 

The rear seat back is split 50:50 to allow flexible use of available space whilst the large tailgate opening and an interior luggage-floor height of 30.8 in [784 mm] provides easy access.

Comfort and Convenience
The front seats are designed to provide firm support and both have a slide and recline adjustment.   The overall interior height of 47.3in [1,202mm] creates a feeling of spaciousness whilst higher seats – those at the front have a hip-point height of 21.4 in
[546 mm] – give occupants a clearer view and make access easier.

more…

 

The 1.1 litre Suzuki Alto GL 5-door…4


There are storage pockets in the front doors; a driver's-seat ticket holder; cup holders; and a centre-console box.

Other features that contribute to comfort and convenience include power steering, electric front windows, central locking, head restraints front and rear, radio/CD player, a digital clock, a vanity mirror, lights on and key in reminders, tinted glass, a rear luggage cover; a
3-position cabin light, a cigarette lighter, and remote tailgate and fuel flap openers.

Safety and Security
To provide all drivers and passengers with protection and peace of mind the Alto has numerous active and passive safety features.

 

The body structure is based on an impact-absorption concept that Suzuki developed using the latest computer-modelling techniques to minimise the transmission vibration to the occupants.

 

Consisting of front and rear crushable zones and a rigid central cage, this structure enables the Alto to meet Suzuki's internal standards for occupant protection in an offset frontal collision at 40 mph [64 km/h].  

 

In addition, three-point ELR seat belts with pretensioners are supplemented by standard dual front airbags to protect the driver and front passenger and side impact protection beams.

Braking security is assured by front ventilated disc brakes and rear leading/trailing drum brakes, together with ABS and EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution). There are child proof rear door locks, an immobiliser, and a high level rear brake lamp. 


Styling
The Alto has comprehensively updated styling that creates a unique character and conveys a sense of stylish quality.

 

 

 

more…

 

The 1.1 litre Suzuki Alto GL 5-door…5


At the front the curved bumper and a boldly styled front grille are flanked by flush-fitted headlamps.   There are large and distinctive combination lamp clusters at the rear, attractive wheel covers, and side protection mouldings which enhance the contour lines on the doors.


Inside the smartly patterned fabric used for the seat upholstery and door trim – revised for 2004 – and a smoothly contoured instrument panel with easy to read instruments and sensibly positioned controls enhance the cabin's visual appeal.

 

Alto ... Star of India

The Alto for the UK is produced at Suzuki’s subsidiary, Maruti Udyog Limited,  India’s market leading car maker where many of the world's car makers - including Ford, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot and Fiat - are following Suzuki's leadership and are now establishing manufacturing facilities.

 

Export sales are growing rapidly and the Maruti produced Alto is now sold in more than 70 countries including Germany, France, Holland - where it is a leader in the 'A' market sector - and the Republic of Ireland.  

 

Comprehensive after sales support

The Suzuki Alto – as with all Suzuki models – is covered by Suzuki Shield, a 3 year / 60,000 mile (whichever comes first) new vehicle warranty, by a 6 year anti-perforation warranty, and by Suzuki Assistance, providing 24 hour roadside assistance, vehicle recovery and associated services for 36 months.

 

They are available with Suzuki Low Cost Insurance and can be purchased with the help of a wide range of tailor-made finance plans available from Suzuki Finance.

 

A full range of custom designed Suzuki Exclusive accessories is also to be available for the Alto.

 

Ends

 

April 2004


 

Media Contact: Alun Parry at Suzuki GB Press Office

Telephone: 01908 336760; mobile 07912 731407

E-mail: alun.parry@suzuki.co.uk

 

Further information and high resolution photographs are available from the Suzuki Press web site [www.pressoffice.suzuki.co.uk] which can also be accessed by media via Newspress [both using your usual password] or, for dealers, at www.suzuki.co.uk using your password access to the press office area of the Suzuki website.


                   ALTO SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

 

 

Alto 1.1 GL

Alto 1.1 GL

 

Manual

Automatic

 

DIMENSIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall length

mm

3495

 

Overall width

mm

1475

 

Overall height

mm

1455

 

Wheelbase

mm

2360

 

Front track

mm

1295

 

Rear track

mm

1290

 

Ground clearance

mm

160

                   

 

 

 

 

WEIGHTS

 

 

 

 

Kerb weight

kg

805

815

 

Gross vehicle weight

kg

1165

1165

 

Towing capacity braked

kg

750

750

 

Towing capacity unbraked

kg

350

350

 

 

 

ENGINE           

 

 

 

 

 

Type

 

F10D, In-line 4, SOHC 16v

 

 

Bore x stroke

mm

68.5 x 72.0

 

 

Piston displacement

cc

1061

 

 

Compression ratio

 

10.0 ± 0.2:1

 

 

Max output              kW/ps @ rpmm

46/62.5 @ 6000

 

 

Max torque           Nm/lb.ft @ rpm

85/62.7 @ 3200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHASSIS

 

 

 

 

 

Brake type

   front

Ventilated disc

 

 

 

    rear

Drum

 

 

Suspension

   front

MacPherson strut and coil spring

 

 

 

    rear

Isolated trailing link and coil spring

 

 

Steering

 

Power assisted rack and pinion

 

 

Turning circle

       m

9.2

 

 

Fuel tank capacity

  litres

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE & ECONOMY

 

 

Fuel consumption

 

 

 

 

 

Urban cycle        mpg (l/100 km)

43.5 (6.5)

36.2 (7.8)

 

 

Extra urban         mpg (l/100 km)

70.6 (4.0)

53.3 (5.3)

 

 

Combined          mpg (l/100 km)

57.6 (4.9)

45.6 (6.2)

 

 

CO2  emission     

g/km

119

152

 

 

Max speed                                               mphph

96

90

 

 

Acceleration 0-62 mph

secs

14.8

17.5

 

 

Tyre size

 

155/65R13

155/65R13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRICES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance Group

CO2 emissions g/km

On the road price

1.1 GL

5-door

5 speed manual

5D

119

£5,999.00

 

 

3 speed automatic

5D

152

£6,727.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                          Alto Equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alto

 

1.1 GL

 

COMFORT

 

 

Power assisted steering

 

 

4

 

Front electric windows

 

 

4

 

Central door locking

 

 

 

4

 

Internally adjustable door mirrors

 

4

 

3 speed air flow control

 

 

4

 

Radio/CD player

 

 

 

4

 

Tinted glass

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

INSTRUMENT PANEL

 

 

 

 

Rev. counter and trip meter

 

 

4

 

Digital clock

 

 

 

4

 

Lights-on/key-in warning

 

 

4

 

Cigarette lighter

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

INTERIOR

 

 

Interior light (3 position)

 

 

4

 

Sun visor (both sides)

 

 

4

 

Vanity mirror & ticket holder (driver's side only)

4

 

Day/night rear view mirror

 

 

4

 

Glove box

 

 

 

 

4

 

Centre console with storage

 

 

4

 

Cup holders

 

 

 

4

 

Reclining and sliding front seats

 

 

4

 

Detachable front seat head restraints

 

4

 

Separately folding 50/50 rear seat backs

 

4

 

Rear seat head restraints

 

 

4

 

Front door arm rests

 

 

 

4

 

Front door pockets

 

 

 

4

 

Passenger grab handles - assist grips

 

3

 

Front ashtray

 

 

 

4

 

Rear parcel shelf

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

EXTERIOR

 

 

Halogen headlights

 

 

 

4

 

2-speed intermittent windscreen wipe

 

4

 

Rear wash/wipe

 

 

 

4

 

Towing eye

 

 

 

4

 

Full wheel covers

 

 

 

4

 

Front mud flaps

 

 

 

4

 

Colour co-ordinated bumpers

 

 

4

 

Folding exterior door mirrors

 

 

4

 

Chrome trim on grille

 

 

 

4

 

Side protective door mouldings

 

 

4

 

 

SAFETY & SECURITY

 

 

 

Driver & passenger airbags

 

 

4

 

 

ABS with EBD

 

 

 

4

 

 

Ventilated front disc brakes

 

 

4

 

 

High mounted stop lamp

 

 

4

 

 

Front seatbelt pre-tensioners

 

 

4

 

 

Height adjustable front seatbelt anchorages

 

4

 

 

Childproof rear door locks

 

 

4

 

 

Collapsible steering column

 

 

4

 

 

Steering lock

 

 

 

4

 

 

Visible V.I.N

 

 

 

4

 

 

Side impact protection beams

 

 

4

 

 

Internal fuel flap release

 

 

4

 

 

Internal tailgate release

 

 

4

 

 

Immobiliser

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   

 

 

Alto 2004 Tech Spec

 

 

 

 

Alto 1.1 GL

Alto 1.1 GL

 

Manual

Automatic

 

DIMENSIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall length

mm

3495

 

Overall width

mm

1475

 

Overall height

mm

1455

 

Wheelbase

mm

2360

 

Front track

mm

1295

 

Rear track

mm

1290

 

Ground clearance

mm

160

                   

 

 

 

 

WEIGHTS

 

 

 

 

Kerb weight

kg

805

815

 

Gross vehicle weight

kg

1165

1165

 

Towing capacity braked

kg

750

750

 

Towing capacity unbraked

kg

350

350

 

 

 

ENGINE           

 

 

 

 

 

Type

 

F10D, In-line 4, SOHC 16v

 

 

Bore x stroke

mm

68.5 x 72.0

 

 

Piston displacement

cc

1061

 

 

Compression ratio

 

10.0 ± 0.2:1

 

 

Max output              kW/ps @ rpmm

46/62.5 @ 6000

 

 

Max torque           Nm/lb.ft @ rpm

85/62.7 @ 3200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHASSIS

 

 

 

 

 

Brake type

   front

Ventilated disc

 

 

 

    rear

Drum

 

 

Suspension

   front

MacPherson strut and coil spring

 

 

 

    rear

Isolated trailing link and coil spring

 

 

Steering

 

Power assisted rack and pinion

 

 

Turning circle

       m

9.2

 

 

Fuel tank capacity

  litres

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE & ECONOMY

 

 

Fuel consumption

 

 

 

 

 

Urban cycle        mpg (l/100 km)

43.5 (6.5)

36.2 (7.8)

 

 

Extra urban         mpg (l/100 km)

70.6 (4.0)

53.3 (5.3)

 

 

Combined          mpg (l/100 km)

57.6 (4.9)

45.6 (6.2)

 

 

CO2  emission     

g/km

119

152

 

 

Max speed                                               mphph

96

90

 

 

Acceleration 0-62 mph

secs

14.8

17.5

 

 

Tyre size

 

155/65R13

155/65R13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRICES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance Group

CO2 emissions g/km

On the road price

1.1 GL

5-door

5 speed manual

5D

119

£5,999.00

 

 

3 speed automatic

5D

152

£6,727.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALTO EQUIPMENT 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alto

 

1.1 GL

 

COMFORT

 

 

Power assisted steering

 

 

4

 

Front electric windows

 

 

4

 

Central door locking

 

 

 

4

 

Internally adjustable door mirrors

 

4

 

3 speed air flow control

 

 

4

 

Radio/CD player

 

 

 

4

 

Tinted glass

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

INSTRUMENT PANEL

 

 

 

 

Rev. counter and trip meter

 

 

4

 

Digital clock

 

 

 

4

 

Lights-on/key-in warning

 

 

4

 

Cigarette lighter

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

INTERIOR

 

 

Interior light (3 position)

 

 

4

 

Sun visor (both sides)

 

 

4

 

Vanity mirror & ticket holder (driver's side only)

4

 

Day/night rear view mirror

 

 

4

 

Glove box

 

 

 

 

4

 

Centre console with storage

 

 

4

 

Cup holders

 

 

 

4

 

Reclining and sliding front seats

 

 

4

 

Detachable front seat head restraints

 

4

 

Separately folding 50/50 rear seat backs

 

4

 

Rear seat head restraints

 

 

4

 

Front door arm rests

 

 

 

4

 

Front door pockets

 

 

 

4

 

Passenger grab handles - assist grips

 

3

 

Front ashtray

 

 

 

4

 

Rear parcel shelf

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

EXTERIOR

 

 

Halogen headlights

 

 

 

4

 

2-speed intermittent windscreen wipe

 

4

 

Rear wash/wipe

 

 

 

4

 

Towing eye

 

 

 

4

 

Full wheel covers

 

 

 

4

 

Front mud flaps

 

 

 

4

 

Colour co-ordinated bumpers

 

 

4

 

Folding exterior door mirrors

 

 

4

 

Chrome trim on grille

 

 

 

4

 

Side protective door mouldings

 

 

4

 

 

SAFETY & SECURITY

 

 

 

Driver & passenger airbags

 

 

4

 

 

ABS with EBD

 

 

 

4

 

 

Ventilated front disc brakes

 

 

4

 

 

High mounted stop lamp

 

 

4

 

 

Front seatbelt pre-tensioners

 

 

4

 

 

Height adjustable front seatbelt anchorages

 

4

 

 

Childproof rear door locks

 

 

4

 

 

Collapsible steering column

 

 

4

 

 

Steering lock

 

 

 

4

 

 

Visible V.I.N

 

 

 

4

 

 

Side impact protection beams

 

 

4

 

 

Internal fuel flap release

 

 

4

 

 

Internal tailgate release

 

 

4

 

 

Immobiliser

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   

 

GENERAL

ALTOGETHER SENSIBLE ... THE 1.1 LITRE SUZUKI ALTO GL 5-DOOR

 

With its all new platform and all new engine, the latest generation of Suzuki’s Alto 5-door hatchback – launched in 2003 – builds on the immense popularity of a small car series that has provided millions throughout the world with practical, low cost, common sense motoring since 1980, and provides further proof of Suzuki’s acknowledged strengths in the compact-car market.

The latest Alto’s particularly generous, class leading specification includes power steering, electric front windows, central locking, ABS with EBD, front ventilated disc brakes, driver and front passenger airbags and a radio/CD player. Together with remarkable fuel economy delivering a combined consumption of 57.6 mpg and a special offer price of just £5,495 On The Road, the Alto represents low budget motoring at its best.                                                                            

 

7.5 Million and Counting

Since the first generation Alto was launched in 1979, more than 7.5 million units have been sold world wide, establishing it – with its combination of agility, compactness, attractive pricing, and low running costs – as one of the most popular mini cars ever.


The latest generation reflects Suzuki’s commitment to continual improvement and despite providing spirited performance, the 1.1-litre engine’s CO2 emissions, at 119 g/km, are significantly lower than those of most other cars.

 

Updated styling creates a more refined, substantial appearance inside and out whilst higher levels of comfort, convenience, space efficiency and safety make the Alto more satisfying and reassuring in everyday use.


Economy and Ecology
As a compact, lightweight car, the Alto has always offered fuel-efficient operation, but the latest Alto takes frugality and environmental compatibility to  new levels.

Weight-reducing measures contribute to agile performance and minimise the overall environmental footprint by enabling the saving of materials and other resources.

 

more…

 

 

The 1.1 litre Suzuki Alto GL 5-door…2

 

The benefits are also reflected in superior emissions performance and fuel efficiency:   At 119 g/km the Alto's CO2 emissions are among the lowest yet achieved by a petrol-engine car whilst its fuel consumption is an equally impressive 43.5 mpg [urban]; 70.6 mpg [extra-urban] and 57.6 [combined].


Suzuki's concerns about environmental issues are reflected in many wide-reaching measures.   The use of lead in painting processes has been discontinued at Suzuki's car and motorcycle plants in Japan; parts are cleaned without the use of harmful chemicals; and emissions of paint thinner and other volatile organic compounds have been greatly reduced.

 

Various innovative measures minimise water and energy consumption.   They include a recycling programme that minimises waste material by turning bumpers and other plastic components into new plastic parts for Suzuki vehicles; and cogeneration technology which maximises energy efficiency.

 

In fact Suzuki is a leader in efforts to minimise harmful airborne emissions from vehicles and production processes and the Corporation’s environmental efforts have enabled all four Suzuki plants in Japan and the Maruti plant that builds the Alto in India to achieve certification in accordance with the global standard for environmentally safe production, ISO14001.                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

Performance
The Alto is powered by a 1,061cc, in-line-four-cylinder, 16-valve, SOHC engine with multi-point injection.   Producing maximum output of 61.7 bhp [62.5 PS; 46 kW] at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 62.7 lb ft [8.7 kg.m; 85 Nm] at 3,200 rpm, the new engine makes driving more enjoyable in all traffic conditions.


A five-speed all-synchromesh manual transmission is standard whilst a three-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission is an option.   With the manual transmission, the gear ratios are optimised to permit brisk responses in town and quiet, economical running at high speed.

 

 

 

more…

 

The 1.1 litre Suzuki Alto GL 5-door…3

 

Maximum speed with the 5-speed manual transmission is 96.3 mph [155 km/h]. With the automatic transmission, the electronic control system contributes to fuel efficiency while minimising shift shock for smooth, stress-free driving.


Improved performance capabilities have the further merit of realising a braked towing capacity of 1,653 lbs [750 kg], so the Alto can haul a trailer carrying bicycles, motorcycles, or even a small boat.   A 7.7 gal [35-litre] fuel tank gives an ample cruising range.


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.   Its design ensures a comfortable ride and precise handling.

Packaging
Increased space efficiency makes the Alto more functional and easier to drive than its major competitors.   Overall length remains compact at 137.6 in [3,495 mm] but Suzuki has created more interior space compared to its predecessor by lengthening the wheelbase to 92.9 in [2,360 mm] and increasing the overall height to 57.3 in [1,455 mm].   A tight minimum turning circle of 30.2 ft [9.2 metres] makes for easy manoeuvring and parking in tight spaces.
                                                                                                                                     

The Alto's luggage capacity has been expanded and with the rear seat back folded down it provides 432 litres [VDA].   When measured from the luggage floor to the roof, it is
725 litres.   Even with the rear seat back raised, the Alto still offers 177 litres [VDA].

 

The rear seat back is split 50:50 to allow flexible use of available space whilst the large tailgate opening and an interior luggage-floor height of 30.8 in [784 mm] provides easy access.

Comfort and Convenience
The front seats are designed to provide firm support and both have a slide and recline adjustment.   The overall interior height of 47.3in [1,202mm] creates a feeling of spaciousness whilst higher seats – those at the front have a hip-point height of 21.4 in
[546 mm] – give occupants a clearer view and make access easier.

more…

 

The 1.1 litre Suzuki Alto GL 5-door…4


There are storage pockets in the front doors; a driver's-seat ticket holder; cup holders; and a centre-console box.

Other features that contribute to comfort and convenience include power steering, electric front windows, central locking, head restraints front and rear, radio/CD player, a digital clock, a vanity mirror, lights on and key in reminders, tinted glass, a rear luggage cover; a
3-position cabin light, a cigarette lighter, and remote tailgate and fuel flap openers.

Safety and Security
To provide all drivers and passengers with protection and peace of mind the Alto has numerous active and passive safety features.

 

The body structure is based on an impact-absorption concept that Suzuki developed using the latest computer-modelling techniques to minimise the transmission vibration to the occupants.

 

Consisting of front and rear crushable zones and a rigid central cage, this structure enables the Alto to meet Suzuki's internal standards for occupant protection in an offset frontal collision at 40 mph [64 km/h].  

 

In addition, three-point ELR seat belts with pretensioners are supplemented by standard dual front airbags to protect the driver and front passenger and side impact protection beams.

Braking security is assured by front ventilated disc brakes and rear leading/trailing drum brakes, together with ABS and EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution). There are child proof rear door locks, an immobiliser, and a high level rear brake lamp. 


Styling
The Alto has comprehensively updated styling that creates a unique character and conveys a sense of stylish quality.

 

 

 

more…

 

The 1.1 litre Suzuki Alto GL 5-door…5


At the front the curved bumper and a boldly styled front grille are flanked by flush-fitted headlamps.   There are large and distinctive combination lamp clusters at the rear, attractive wheel covers, and side protection mouldings which enhance the contour lines on the doors.


Inside the smartly patterned fabric used for the seat upholstery and door trim – revised for 2004 – and a smoothly contoured instrument panel with easy to read instruments and sensibly positioned controls enhance the cabin's visual appeal.

 

Alto ... Star of India

The Alto for the UK is produced at Suzuki’s subsidiary, Maruti Udyog Limited,  India’s market leading car maker where many of the world's car makers - including Ford, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot and Fiat - are following Suzuki's leadership and are now establishing manufacturing facilities.

 

Export sales are growing rapidly and the Maruti produced Alto is now sold in more than 70 countries including Germany, France, Holland - where it is a leader in the 'A' market sector - and the Republic of Ireland.  

 

Comprehensive after sales support

The Suzuki Alto – as with all Suzuki models – is covered by Suzuki Shield, a 3 year / 60,000 mile (whichever comes first) new vehicle warranty, by a 6 year anti-perforation warranty, and by Suzuki Assistance, providing 24 hour roadside assistance, vehicle recovery and associated services for 36 months.

 

They are available with Suzuki Low Cost Insurance and can be purchased with the help of a wide range of tailor-made finance plans available from Suzuki Finance.

 

A full range of custom designed Suzuki Exclusive accessories is also to be available for the Alto.

 

Ends

 

April 2004


 

Media Contact: Alun Parry at Suzuki GB Press Office

Telephone: 01908 336760; mobile 07912 731407

E-mail: alun.parry@suzuki.co.uk

 

Further information and high resolution photographs are available from the Suzuki Press web site [www.pressoffice.suzuki.co.uk] which can also be accessed by media via Newspress [both using your usual password] or, for dealers, at www.suzuki.co.uk using your password access to the press office area of the Suzuki website.


                   ALTO SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

 

 

Alto 1.1 GL

Alto 1.1 GL

 

Manual

Automatic

 

DIMENSIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall length

mm

3495

 

Overall width

mm

1475

 

Overall height

mm

1455

 

Wheelbase

mm

2360

 

Front track

mm

1295

 

Rear track

mm

1290

 

Ground clearance

mm

160

                   

 

 

 

 

WEIGHTS

 

 

 

 

Kerb weight

kg

805

815

 

Gross vehicle weight

kg

1165

1165

 

Towing capacity braked

kg

750

750

 

Towing capacity unbraked

kg

350

350

 

 

 

ENGINE           

 

 

 

 

 

Type

 

F10D, In-line 4, SOHC 16v

 

 

Bore x stroke

mm

68.5 x 72.0

 

 

Piston displacement

cc

1061

 

 

Compression ratio

 

10.0 ± 0.2:1

 

 

Max output              kW/ps @ rpmm

46/62.5 @ 6000

 

 

Max torque           Nm/lb.ft @ rpm

85/62.7 @ 3200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHASSIS

 

 

 

 

 

Brake type

   front

Ventilated disc

 

 

 

    rear

Drum

 

 

Suspension

   front

MacPherson strut and coil spring

 

 

 

    rear

Isolated trailing link and coil spring

 

 

Steering

 

Power assisted rack and pinion

 

 

Turning circle

       m

9.2

 

 

Fuel tank capacity

  litres

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE & ECONOMY

 

 

Fuel consumption

 

 

 

 

 

Urban cycle        mpg (l/100 km)

43.5 (6.5)

36.2 (7.8)

 

 

Extra urban         mpg (l/100 km)

70.6 (4.0)

53.3 (5.3)

 

 

Combined          mpg (l/100 km)

57.6 (4.9)

45.6 (6.2)

 

 

CO2  emission     

g/km

119

152

 

 

Max speed                                               mphph

96

90

 

 

Acceleration 0-62 mph

secs

14.8

17.5

 

 

Tyre size

 

155/65R13

155/65R13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRICES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance Group

CO2 emissions g/km

On the road price

1.1 GL

5-door

5 speed manual

5D

119

£5,999.00

 

 

3 speed automatic

5D

152

£6,727.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                          Alto Equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alto

 

1.1 GL

 

COMFORT

 

 

Power assisted steering

 

 

4

 

Front electric windows

 

 

4

 

Central door locking

 

 

 

4

 

Internally adjustable door mirrors

 

4

 

3 speed air flow control

 

 

4

 

Radio/CD player

 

 

 

4

 

Tinted glass

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

INSTRUMENT PANEL

 

 

 

 

Rev. counter and trip meter

 

 

4

 

Digital clock

 

 

 

4

 

Lights-on/key-in warning

 

 

4

 

Cigarette lighter

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

INTERIOR

 

 

Interior light (3 position)

 

 

4

 

Sun visor (both sides)

 

 

4

 

Vanity mirror & ticket holder (driver's side only)

4

 

Day/night rear view mirror

 

 

4

 

Glove box

 

 

 

 

4

 

Centre console with storage

 

 

4

 

Cup holders

 

 

 

4

 

Reclining and sliding front seats

 

 

4

 

Detachable front seat head restraints

 

4

 

Separately folding 50/50 rear seat backs

 

4

 

Rear seat head restraints

 

 

4

 

Front door arm rests

 

 

 

4

 

Front door pockets

 

 

 

4

 

Passenger grab handles - assist grips

 

3

 

Front ashtray

 

 

 

4

 

Rear parcel shelf

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

EXTERIOR

 

 

Halogen headlights

 

 

 

4

 

2-speed intermittent windscreen wipe

 

4

 

Rear wash/wipe

 

 

 

4

 

Towing eye

 

 

 

4

 

Full wheel covers

 

 

 

4

 

Front mud flaps

 

 

 

4

 

Colour co-ordinated bumpers

 

 

4

 

Folding exterior door mirrors

 

 

4

 

Chrome trim on grille

 

 

 

4

 

Side protective door mouldings

 

 

4

 

 

SAFETY & SECURITY

 

 

 

Driver & passenger airbags

 

 

4

 

 

ABS with EBD

 

 

 

4

 

 

Ventilated front disc brakes

 

 

4

 

 

High mounted stop lamp

 

 

4

 

 

Front seatbelt pre-tensioners

 

 

4

 

 

Height adjustable front seatbelt anchorages

 

4

 

 

Childproof rear door locks

 

 

4

 

 

Collapsible steering column

 

 

4

 

 

Steering lock

 

 

 

4

 

 

Visible V.I.N

 

 

 

4

 

 

Side impact protection beams

 

 

4

 

 

Internal fuel flap release

 

 

4

 

 

Internal tailgate release

 

 

4

 

 

Immobiliser

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   

 

 

TECH SPEC

Alto 2004 Tech Spec

 

 

 

 

Alto 1.1 GL

Alto 1.1 GL

 

Manual

Automatic

 

DIMENSIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall length

mm

3495

 

Overall width

mm

1475

 

Overall height

mm

1455

 

Wheelbase

mm

2360

 

Front track

mm

1295

 

Rear track

mm

1290

 

Ground clearance

mm

160

                   

 

 

 

 

WEIGHTS

 

 

 

 

Kerb weight

kg

805

815

 

Gross vehicle weight

kg

1165

1165

 

Towing capacity braked

kg

750

750

 

Towing capacity unbraked

kg

350

350

 

 

 

ENGINE           

 

 

 

 

 

Type

 

F10D, In-line 4, SOHC 16v

 

 

Bore x stroke

mm

68.5 x 72.0

 

 

Piston displacement

cc

1061

 

 

Compression ratio

 

10.0 ± 0.2:1

 

 

Max output              kW/ps @ rpmm

46/62.5 @ 6000

 

 

Max torque           Nm/lb.ft @ rpm

85/62.7 @ 3200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHASSIS

 

 

 

 

 

Brake type

   front

Ventilated disc

 

 

 

    rear

Drum

 

 

Suspension

   front

MacPherson strut and coil spring

 

 

 

    rear

Isolated trailing link and coil spring

 

 

Steering

 

Power assisted rack and pinion

 

 

Turning circle

       m

9.2

 

 

Fuel tank capacity

  litres

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE & ECONOMY

 

 

Fuel consumption

 

 

 

 

 

Urban cycle        mpg (l/100 km)

43.5 (6.5)

36.2 (7.8)

 

 

Extra urban         mpg (l/100 km)

70.6 (4.0)

53.3 (5.3)

 

 

Combined          mpg (l/100 km)

57.6 (4.9)

45.6 (6.2)

 

 

CO2  emission     

g/km

119

152

 

 

Max speed                                               mphph

96

90

 

 

Acceleration 0-62 mph

secs

14.8

17.5

 

 

Tyre size

 

155/65R13

155/65R13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRICES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance Group

CO2 emissions g/km

On the road price

1.1 GL

5-door

5 speed manual

5D

119

£5,999.00

 

 

3 speed automatic

5D

152

£6,727.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

EQUIPMENT

ALTO EQUIPMENT 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alto

 

1.1 GL

 

COMFORT

 

 

Power assisted steering

 

 

4

 

Front electric windows

 

 

4

 

Central door locking

 

 

 

4

 

Internally adjustable door mirrors

 

4

 

3 speed air flow control

 

 

4

 

Radio/CD player

 

 

 

4

 

Tinted glass

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

INSTRUMENT PANEL

 

 

 

 

Rev. counter and trip meter

 

 

4

 

Digital clock

 

 

 

4

 

Lights-on/key-in warning

 

 

4

 

Cigarette lighter

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

INTERIOR

 

 

Interior light (3 position)

 

 

4

 

Sun visor (both sides)

 

 

4

 

Vanity mirror & ticket holder (driver's side only)

4

 

Day/night rear view mirror

 

 

4

 

Glove box

 

 

 

 

4

 

Centre console with storage

 

 

4

 

Cup holders

 

 

 

4

 

Reclining and sliding front seats

 

 

4

 

Detachable front seat head restraints

 

4

 

Separately folding 50/50 rear seat backs

 

4

 

Rear seat head restraints

 

 

4

 

Front door arm rests

 

 

 

4

 

Front door pockets

 

 

 

4

 

Passenger grab handles - assist grips

 

3

 

Front ashtray

 

 

 

4

 

Rear parcel shelf

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

EXTERIOR

 

 

Halogen headlights

 

 

 

4

 

2-speed intermittent windscreen wipe

 

4

 

Rear wash/wipe

 

 

 

4

 

Towing eye

 

 

 

4

 

Full wheel covers

 

 

 

4

 

Front mud flaps

 

 

 

4

 

Colour co-ordinated bumpers

 

 

4

 

Folding exterior door mirrors

 

 

4

 

Chrome trim on grille

 

 

 

4

 

Side protective door mouldings

 

 

4

 

 

SAFETY & SECURITY

 

 

 

Driver & passenger airbags

 

 

4

 

 

ABS with EBD

 

 

 

4

 

 

Ventilated front disc brakes

 

 

4

 

 

High mounted stop lamp

 

 

4

 

 

Front seatbelt pre-tensioners

 

 

4

 

 

Height adjustable front seatbelt anchorages

 

4

 

 

Childproof rear door locks

 

 

4

 

 

Collapsible steering column

 

 

4

 

 

Steering lock

 

 

 

4

 

 

Visible V.I.N

 

 

 

4

 

 

Side impact protection beams

 

 

4

 

 

Internal fuel flap release

 

 

4

 

 

Internal tailgate release

 

 

4

 

 

Immobiliser

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   

 


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