Queensland Country Life 12/11/2009 Page: 62 By: Malcolm McCosker Section: General News Region: QLD Circulation: 33649 Type: Rural Size: 462.00 sq.cms Frequency: ---T--- Suzuki Alto a proud miser By MALCOLM McCOSKER S UZUKI' S newly released Alto litres/100km in one suburban-based 110km/h on the Bruce Highway economy car has recorded the stage of the event. between Caboolture and Eumundi. (We best fuel economy figures for a Overall, it also recorded better fuel remain puzzled why the magnificent compact petrol-powered car in the economy figures than a number of new six-lane motorway south from Global Green Eco Challenge in which diesel-powered vehicles. Caboolture to the Pine River is still 49 vehicles were driven 3147km from Suzuki Auto Co general manager restricted to 100km/h). Darwin to Adelaide. Keith Carroll said: "The Alto was And yes, one can enjoy the ride The Alto recorded an outstanding launched with affordability, comfort, quality as well - not a magic carpet but 3.91 litres per 100km. or more than 72 miserly fuel consumption and a comfortable and very supportive to a miles per gallon in pre-metric terms. compact design as four of its major mature-aged body. In doing so, the Suzuki Alto beat its strengths. Suzuki Alto clearly is one of the published ADR economy figures by "Recent significant fuel price hikes most successful progeny of a fuel- more than 18.5 percent to win its class in Queensland have turned even greater pricing climate that has driven all age in the 3147km event. It also achieved a attention on fuel economy as a groups to look for alternatives that 21pc reduction in carbon emissions. purchasing consideration. won't break the bank. So the car's latest The fuel miser Alto covered the trek "The winning result and the fuel economy win adds further desirability from Darwin to Adelaide using just 123 economy figures which we have seen to the model. litres of petrol. in the Green Eco Challenge, as well as Also boosting that appeal is the Driving from Darwin to Adelaide in our own interstate test from Brisbane Alto"s finish and safety features. Small under independently supervised test to Sydney, confirm that the Suzuki Alto maybe and a renowned fuel saver, but conditions, the results were almost is without peer in delivering across the the Alto is no plain Jane by any identical to those returned in an spectrum of economy, comfort and measure. Hop inside and you find smart economy drive from Brisbane to Sydney affordability." and intelligent trim with power steering, organised by Suzuki Auto Co where The Alto's frugal fuel appetite is remote-control door locks, highly another Alto recorded just 3.74 litres per helped by the modest-sized engine, a efficient air-conditioning and 100krn or 75 miles per gallon. cute little three-cylinder, one-litre unit AMJFM/CD tuner with MP3 playback The Darwin to Adelaide Global that puts out a modest 50kW of power at function with auxiliary input socket, Green Eco Challenge event was 6000rpm and 90Nm of torque at putting the car up there with models that organised by the South Australian 3400rpm. But forget any notion of a can cost three times as much. Motor Sport Board and included little sewing machine engine that leaves Available in two variants, the GL and categories for production cars as well as the driver way behind the pack on open higher spec GLX, the Alto prices start at modified and solar-powered vehicles. highways. $12,490 recommended retail for the GL The Alto, which was the most No sir. This little firebird had no with manual transmission and $14,490 affordable car in the competition by at trouble keeping up with the swarm of for the GXL, with auto transmissions a least $10,000, recorded just two cars punching along at the permitted tad higher for both. Forget any notion of a little sewing machine engine that leaves the driver way behind the pack on open highways. Further confirming its already awesome record as a fuel saver, the Suzuki Alto has again starred by winning the compact petrol-powered car category in the Darwin to Adelaide Global Green Eco Challenge. Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) licenced copy Ref: 00059980437
"Suzuki Alto a proud miser"