Suzuki Alto information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the cheap-as-chips microhatch. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Alto car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.
The Alto’s main selling point is that it’s one of the cheapest new cars you can buy in the UK. For more information on the Alto, click on our further stories on the links below.
60sec road test
The Alto is a ‘world car’, built in a big factory in Delhi and sold in all sorts of markets around the world. It’s been deliberately built down to the most affordable price possible, so don’t expect plush materials in the cabin. It’s all tough, milk carton-quality plastics in there. Ride is of the bouncy variety on bumpy roads but the handling’s tidy enough, lots of body roll aside. With 67bhp on tap from its three-pot petrol engine, it’s hardly an overtaking weapon but nor is it terribly hard work on the open road. Cheap, and moderately cheerful, but we’d look elsewhere.
The one we’d buy
It’s due for replacement soon
The one we’d avoid like the plague
Rivals to consider
Hyundai i10, Citroen C1, Dacia Sandero, Peugeot 108, Toyota Aygo
About as cheap as new cars get
Three-star NCAP rating, shoe box-sized boot