Friday, July 15, 2011

Suzuki Alto Review

 Design, comfort and convenience

The new Suzuki Alto has a sporty, solid look that exudes urban energy despite the compact dimensions of the body. The design is elegant and beautiful thanks to aerodynamically efficient contours that combine tautness with evocative curviness. It is ideally suited to European tastes and with a drag coefficient of just 0.30 promotes fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions.


The use of sharing space more space for the front seats, but still offers plenty of space for four adults. Compartment for small items conveniently located inside the cab. Notwithstanding the new Alto, compact exterior dimensions, there is a useful amount of luggage behind the rear seats and folding rear seat backrest is expanding space, a spacious luggage compartment is suitable for everyday use.

Performance and environmental compatibility

The new Suzuki Alto is powered by a three-cylinder 1.0 liter gasoline has successfully launched as an engine of the Suzuki Splash. This unit is lightweight and compact with low friction properties. Maximum power output is 68PS (50kW) with maximum torque of 90 nm. Fuel consumption is low at 62.7 mpg combined cycle and CO2 emissions are just 103g/km. The standard transmission is a five-speed manual transmission and a four-speed automatic transmission (uncommon among one-liter cars) with gate-type shifter is available.

Suspension

The front suspension is MacPherson strut and the great, under suspension with high rigidity is added to capacity in the areas of leg assembly for superior handling. The rear suspension has Suzuki proprietary 3-link rigid axle design, and contains many improvements for the new car. The coil springs and dampers were tuned for optimum handling stability through extensive testing on roads in Europe.


Suzuki targeted handling that makes driving enjoyable on urban roads, so drivers enjoy linear response, gentle roll movements, light steering feel, and good absorption of shock and vibration. These benefits reflect the experience Suzuki has gained in motorsport around the world.

The new Suzuki Alto has a minimum turning radius of only 4.5 million, it is easy to maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Security

To help the driver avoid hazards on the road, the new Suzuki Alto is available with Electronic Stability Program (ESP ®), which modulates the engine performance and applies the brakes during cornering and accelerators.


In an unfortunate incident, the new Suzuki Alto's body reflects Suzuki's Total effective control technology (in particular, to protect) the concept in the form of a deformable structure to absorb impact energy, the elements that disperse the energy of the frame shock away from passengers and a strong cabin structure. Using a high-quality steel for most of the body means the resulting high level of occupant safety does not add body weight.


SRS front airbags, side and curtain are available to reduce the severity of impacts suffered by occupants in a collision. Energy-absorbing trim materials protect the head more.

Specifications

Engine: 1.0L diesel

Drive System: 2WD

Transmission: 5MT/4AT

Steering: LHD / RHD

Number of doors: 5

DIMENSIONS

Overall length: 3,500 mm

Overall width: 1600 mm

Overall height: 1470 mm

Wheelbase: 2360 mm

Footprint

Front: 1405 mm

Rear: 1400 mm

CAPACITY

Seats: 4

Capacity

Max. Volume: 774 L

Rear seat backs folded (VDA method): 367 L

The rear seat is raised (VDA method): 129 l

Fuel tank capacity: 35 l

ENGINE

Type: K10B

Number of cylinders: 3

Number of valves: 12

Displacement: 996 cm3

Bore and stroke: 73.0 x 79.4 mm

Compression ratio: 11.0

Maximum output: 68PS (50 kW) @ 6000 rpm

Maximum torque: 90 Nm @ 4800 rpm

Fuel distribution: Multipoint injection

PERFORMANCE

Maximum speed: 155 kmh

0-100 km / h: 14 s

Fuel consumption (combined): 4.5 l/100km

CO2 emissions (combined): 103 g / km