Before Suzuki discontinued it in 2014, the Alto had been around in one form or another since the 1980s, but we’re focusing here on the final iteration that ran from 2009 to 2014. The Alto was made with one thing in mind: economy. It’s a no-frills small hatchback that would be ideal as a cheap runaround or a first car. Engine choice is simple with all Altos being powered by a 1.0-litre petrol unit that had a claimed figure of 66 mpg.
Check out the Suzuki Alto model page to learn more.
What we think about the Suzuki Alto
A no-frills, cost-effective motoring solution, the Suzuki Alto can also be surprisingly fun.
Simple and honest
Cheap to run
Nippy and nimble
Three-star safety rating
Buying an Alto should be fairly simple thanks to the sole 1.0-litre petrol engine and just three trim levels – SZ, SZ3 and SZ4. If you need an auto ‘box, the SZ4 was available with one – though it will drop the claimed fuel economy from 66 mpg to 55 mpg.
Our verdict of the Suzuki Alto
4 / 5 Gumtree rating
If you can avoid the automatic gearbox and overlook the safety rating, the Suzuki Alto is a cheap and very cheerful choice.