2012 Suzuki Alto Play Edition introduced in the UK

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 8, 2012

Suzuki (GB) PLC is introducing its special edition Alto Play model, which will be launched for sale this week. There will be about 500 units available. The Alto Play is based on the famous SZ3 mid-grade model with pollen filter, side airbags and air conditioning as standard equipment, but provides added value for the customer with a higher specification such as front fog lamps and a variety of interior and exterior upgrades.

 Alto Play is characterized by its stylish Oyster Blue metallic paint finish, silver accent on the front bumper, body-colored door handles and mirrors, and unique blue seat fabric.

With the company's famous VAT-free deals extended recently to March 30 in order to aid customers in purchasing new vehicles ready for the '12' registration, this means that the Alto Play comes for only £7,595 including metallic paint.

Customers can also take advantage of a very low and flexible deposit Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) if they want to buy through Suzuki Financial Services.

Alto is one of the five-door urban vehicles on the market that are least polluting. It has tailpipe emissions of 103g/km, offering 64.2mpg on the EC combined cycle.

Ownership cost is also very low with a yearly VED charge of £20 and insurance group 4E classification. In addition, Alto is one of the most maneuverable city cars in its class with a tight turning circle of only 9 meters.

Suzuki’s new Alto boasts an athletic and solid appearance that exudes urban energy notwithstanding the compact dimensions of its body. The car has an elegant and beautiful design, thanks to its aerodynamically efficient contours combining tautness and evocative curves. Designed to cater to European tastes, the new Alto features a drag coefficient of only 0.30, thereby promoting fuel efficiency as well as low CO2 emissions.

The new Alto’s layout shows that most of the cabin space is allotted to the front seats, although there is still ample space to accommodate four adults. There are handy storage spaces found all around the cabin that is perfect for small items. And despite the car’s compact exterior dimensions, it has sufficient luggage space located behind the rear seats. What’s more, folding down the seatback at the rear expands this luggage space, making it suitable for your storage needs.

Additionally, the new Suzuki Alto runs on a three cylinder 1-liter petrol engine that was successfully launched as the Suzuki Splash’s engine. This new unit is compact and light, and possesses low friction characteristics. Its maximum power output is 50kW or 68PS, with torque of up to 90Nm. Meanwhile, it has a low fuel consumption – 62.7 mpg – on the combined cycle.

Its CO2 emissions are also at 103g/km. The Alto features a standard five-speed manual transmission, but you can also opt for a four-speed automatic transmission, which is not common among one-liter cars, with a gate-type shifter available as an option.

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