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Suzuki Alto lowers fuel economy

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    The new fuel figures ? coupled with stronger supply -- should help the Alto have a bumper sales month in July.

Suzuki?s baby Alto ? already a fuel miser ? is now even more economical.

Shod with new low rolling-resistance tyres, the Alto’s fuel consumption has dropped to 4.7 litres per 100km with the manual transmission, a reduction of 0.1 litre.

The tyres have also reduced the bowser burn for the automatic version, which has dropped 3.9 per cent to 5.3L/100km. Suzuki says the figures are particularly impressive, given the price, because from $12,490 the Alto is nearly a third of the price of any hybrid on the Australian market.

And the new fuel figures – coupled with stronger supply -- should help the Alto have a bumper sales month in July, says Suzuki Australia spokesman Andrew Ellis.

“We were a bit hamstrung the month before distribution-wise” Ellis says.  “But we’re expecting our best month yet for July.

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  • I have a 2012 manual and struggle to get 600kms on a tank on the highway. Fuel claims are bogus

    Allen Basso of Gold Coast Posted on 03 May 2013 8:15pm
  • people should convert to lpg i have driven all my life lpg cars and let me make it cleare you save 70% on fuel costs

    ali g of perth Posted on 12 August 2012 6:24pm
  • Fuel consumption theory = bogus. I have an auto alto and i get 500kms from a full tank only Grrrrrr

    Lee of Sydney Posted on 29 April 2011 4:21pm
  • What is the point of fuel economy when it uses more expensive, premium unleaded... and it still burns fuel... why don't they make an electric version...

    ossie Posted on 20 October 2010 7:06pm
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