29 Dec '14, 2am

Suzuki Alto – eighth-gen JDM car launched, 37 km/l!

Suzuki Alto – eighth-gen JDM car launched, 37 km/l!

The eighth-gen Suzuki Alto kei car has entered the Japanese market. Unrelated to the international Alto we know, this little thing sits on a new platform that allows it to weigh up to 60 kg less than before. In the case of the base 2WD 5MT variant, the vehicle tips the scales at just 610 kg, helping it claim an unbelievable JC08 fuel economy figure of 37 km per litre! Suzuki says this makes it the most frugal of all non-hybrid petrol vehicles in Japan. L, S, X, F and VP variants are offered. The 660 cc three-cylinder R06A engine, featuring an upped compression ratio, exhaust gas recirculation and a re-designed intake and exhaust, drives either the front wheels or all wheels, through five-speed manual, CVT or Auto Gear Shift (AGS) gearboxes. The AGS, available on the top F and VP variants, is a kind of AMT, featuring an electro-hydraulically operated clutch and gearchange. ...

Full article: http://paultan.org/2014/12/29/suzuki-alto-new-launched-jdm/

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Suzuki Alto Turbo RS concept for Tokyo Auto Salon

Suzuki Alto Turbo RS concept for Tokyo Auto Salon

paultan.org 29 Dec '14, 6am

You just saw the eighth-gen Suzuki Alto ; a hotter sister is nigh. The Suzuki Alto Turbo RS concept you see above is on th...