• Segment A-Segment
  • BodyType Hatchback
  • Transmission -
  • Capacity - L
  • Horsepower - PS
  • Seats 4
Road Tax Cost*
RM20.00/year
Insurance Cost*
RM1,674.89/year
Fuel Cost*
N/A

* For reference only, you can adjust your real situation with the calculator.

  • Overview
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Features
  • Powertrain
  • Ride Comfort
  • Conclusion
  • Overview

    Suzuki Alto Overview

    The Suzuki Alto is as basic and simple as car comes. Designed and built by Maruti Suzuki in Haryana, India, the seventh-generation Suzuki Alto is an entirely different car from its Japanese counterpart (Kei car) despite sharing the same name.

    Powered by a tiny eco-friendly 998 cc three-cylinder engine, the A-segment 5-door hatchback offers a viable and economical solution to the rising global petrol price. It is one of the cheapest cars on sale globally and competes against budget rivals like the Hyundai i10, Kia Picanto and the local favourite, the Perodua Axia.

    Imported CBU directly from India, the 2014 model is offered in three trims level with the same 1.0 L engine variant. The price of the cheapest M/T GA variant starts from RM 44,888, followed by the mid-level GLX and the top of the range GSX variant at RM 49,888 and RM 54,888 respectively when new.

  • Exterior

    Suzuki Alto Exterior

    Although it is said to be based on the Suzuki A-Star concept, the Suzuki Alto exterior design is anything but similar to the bold and sporty concept. Instead, the hatchback is wearing a friendly-looking front end with a bug-eyed face and a gaping front radiator grille.

    Being a budget car designed to go from point A to point B as economically and as practically as possible, the Suzuki makes do without any sort of premium design touches. In contrast, competitions like the Kia Picanto and the much cheaper Perodua Axia are comparatively more neatly styled.

    That said, it is robustly put together, and all three variants come equipped with body-coloured bumpers and 14-inch wheels. The cheapest M/T variant does without the fog lamps and coloured wing mirror which are equipped in both the higher spec variants. Suzuki has taken the Suzuki Alto compact design to a new extreme. It is a good 145 mm shorter in terms of overall length with a 95 mm shorter wheelbase compared to the already compactly packaged Perodua Axia.


     Dimensions
     Length  3,500 mm
     Width  1,600 mm
     Height  1,470 mm
     Wheelbase  2,360nmm



     

  • Interior

    Suzuki Alto Interior

    Not unlike any other rivals in the segment, the Suzuki Alto’s cabin is covered in hard and scratchy plastic material (dual-tone grey and black), testimony of its bargain basement status. Suzuki even forgo functional feature like the glovebox and is replaced with a shelf instead.

    Fabric upholstered seats with rear folding bench are standard feature on the base GA variant but misses out on GLX’s powered window and 50:50 split folding rear seat. The top of the range GSX variant gets upgraded leather upholstered seats, window tint and door visor/

    Unlike the Perodua Axia that can fit full size adults at the back fairly comfortably, the rear seats in the Suzuki are more suitable for kids or smaller sized adults. And with only 2 seatbelts at the back, it is classified officially as a four-seater. At 129 litres, it has one of the smallest boot in the segment too.

  • Features

    Suzuki Alto Features

    Standard equipment includes air conditioning system with pollen filter, radio/CD player and a single instrument speedometer panel. Both automatic variants get front powered windows with self-winding rear windows and a separate tachometer for the driver.

    All three variants come fitted with front ventilated disc brakes with rear drum brakes and riding on 155/65R14 tyres. The Suzuki Alto scored only 3 Star in the Euro NCAP crash safety rating. Not surprising when it comes only with basic safety features like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and 2 ISOFIX child seat anchor points.

  • Powertrain

    Suzuki Alto Driving Performance

    Powering the lightweight 915 kg car is Suzuki’s K10B 998 cc in-line three engine developed especially for the Suzuki Alto. It produces 68 PS at 6,000 RPM and 87 NM of torque from 4,500 RPM. While the engine is not the most refined with noticeable clattering sound on start-up and strenuous vibration at high revs, it does rev freely and cope fairly well with motorway speeds. 

    It feels slightly quicker than the 14-second 0-100 km/h time suggests, at least until you drive with maximum seating capacity. Drive is sent to the front wheels via Jatco’s 5-speed manual for the M/T GA variant and 4-speed automatic transmission for the automatic variants. The latter features a gated shifter.

  • Ride Comfort

    Suzuki Alto Ride Comfort

    The Suzuki is sitting on MacPherson strut up front and a 3-link rigid axle at the back. Suzuki claims that the ride is tuned for European roads. While the ride is generally composed, it is not as fun to drive as the positively agile Kia Picanto.

  • Conclusion

    Suzuki Alto Conclusion

    If you are looking for a compact, reliable and cheap to run car with no frills, the Suzuki Alto may just be the answer for you. That said, the ‘cutesy’ exterior might not be up to everyone’s taste. The lack of practicality such as the small boot space with a high loading lip and the 2-seater seating capacity at the back makes the car less appealing to the cost-conscious consumer.

  • What is the Capacity (L) of Suzuki Alto?

    Here are the Capacity (L) and variants of Suzuki Alto:

    Variants2014 Suzuki Alto 1.0 AT GXS
    Capacity (L)0.0L
  • What is the Euro NCAP Rating of Suzuki Alto?

    Here are the Euro NCAP Rating and variants of Suzuki Alto:

    Variants2014 Suzuki Alto 1.0 AT GXS
    Euro NCAP Rating6
  • Tell me the Powertrain of Suzuki Alto.

    The Powertrain of the Suzuki Alto are as follow:

    Variants2014 Suzuki Alto 1.0 AT GXS
    Capacity (L)0.0L
    Aspiration FormNaturally-aspirated
    Cylinder ArrangementInline
    Number of Cylinders3
    Compression Ratio
    ValvetrainDOHC
    Timing Type
    Horsepower (PS)1
    Rpm at Max Hp6000
    Torque(Nm)
    Rpm at Max torque4500
    Top Speed (km/h)
    Fuel

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