Suzuki UK unveiled today a new special edition for the UK market. The new Alto SZ-L will go on sale this week and will be limited to just 500 units. It comes standard with air conditioning; pollen filter and side airbags; front fog lamps and various exterior and interior upgrades. It will carry a price tag of £8,170.
The new edition is based on the SZ3 mid grade model and is distinguished by stylish new design wheel caps, black fog lamp surrounds and black ‘B’ pillar trims as well as SZ-L embossed tailgate trim and black side mouldings for extra protection when parked. SZ-L is available in either Superior White or Bright Red non metallic colors.
On the interior the new Alto SZ-L gets SZ-L carpet mats; silver colored trim for gearshift knob, side ventilation louvers, door openers, heater control, gear lever and door handle surrounds with SZ-L individual theme.
No, this is not a special-edition Suzuki Alto ; although one would think that given the lot of weirdly-tuned cars roaming the streets of Japan, somebody would actually have one of this in their garage.
As the only carmaker that’s set to participate at the International Green Week from January 15 to 24, Suzuki is headed to Berlin, Germany with a custom-covered, fish-scale designed Alto complete with a fin on the roof of the car.
Aesthetically, the car looks hideous; nevertheless, we understand – and appreciate – the message Suzuki is trying to bring out by bringing the vinyl-wrapped ‘fish’ Alto to the world’s biggest food, agriculture, and horticulture fair in the world.
It’s not so much that they’re going there to proudly display their mini hatchback, but to support the International Green Week in however way they can – even if it means dressing up an Alto in some fish scales.
A new small car unveiled at the Paris Auto Show: the Alto — the fifth and smallest member of its acclaimed lineup of world strategic models. The new Alto combines eye-catching style and easy urban mobility with great performance in terms of fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions, thereby meeting the lifestyle needs of today’s motorists and the pressing global need for environmental compatibility.
The Alto is powered by a 1.0 liter petrol engine developing 68 hp at 6,000 rpm and 90 Nm of torque at 4,800 rpm mated to a choice between a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox. Fuel consumption is low at 62.7 mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions are just 103g/km.
Suzuki aims to achieve annual sales of 60,000 units in Europe following a sales launch in spring 2009.
Suzuki will unveil at the Paris Auto Show its new Alto. This car is based on the A-Star concept revealed in March at the Geneva Auto Show.
Although Suzuki did not reveal any details on the new Alto, we can tell you that under the hood there will be a newly developed 1.0-liter aluminum engine with CO2 emission under 110 grams per kilometer. The new engine is said to be compliant with the new strict Euro-5 emission standards.
The Suzuki Alto was first introduced in 1979. The main selling points include its low price and good fuel economy. Now, Suzuki is working on a replacement for it and a concept version will be unveiled next year at the Geneva Motor Show.
Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that freshened Spiano micro-mini models, known for their rounded, boxy exterior contours and spacious interior, are on sale from today at Mazda Autozam, Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealerships throughout Japan.