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Suzuki Alto lowers fuel economy

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

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.