Wraps to come off new Suzuki Alto

Suzuki is to take the wraps off its all-new Alto car at the Paris Motor Show.

The new Alto is the fifth and smallest member of the Japanese company’s acclaimed line-up of world strategic models.

Its designer will feel they have failed if its owners don’t think that it is one of the most fun-to-drive city cars available.

Their design brief was to make the car a great new example of Suzuki’s "Way of Life!" philosophy and if the advance publicity photos are anything to go by they’ve succeeded.

Suzuki aims to achieve annual sales of 60,000 units in Europe following a sales launch in spring 2009. With fuel consumption at just 62.7 mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of just 103g/km, the car is sure to appeal to green-minded consumers.

Interestingly, standard transmission is a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic [transmission do you need this one again?], which is uncommon among one-litre cars.

Suzuki is confident that the Alto’s handling will make driving enjoyable on urban roads so drivers enjoy gentle roll movements, light steering feel, and good absorption of shock and vibration.

Written by Suzy Keys

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