The Japanese based automaker Suzuki has recently unveiled the 2012 JDM Alto Eco, a small car which has an impressive fuel efficiency of 75 mpg (US) or 3.1 liters / 100 km.
According to the car manufacturer, the most fuel-efficient version of the Alto series takes its power from the company’s new R06A 0.66 liter three-cylinder engine, fitted with the start/stop technology borrowed from the third-generation MR Wagon, developing a total output of 52 horsepower at 6.000 rpm and having a peak torque of 63 Nm (46.5 lb-ft) available at 4.000 rpm, mated to an improved continuously variable transmission (CVT) sending power to the front wheels.
Suzuki didn’t say anything about the 2012 Alto Eco’s performance but managed to impress us with its fuel efficiency of 75 mpg (US) or 3.1 liters / 100 km in the Japanese 10-15 test cycle and 30.0 km/L in the JC08 driving cycle. There’s no word yet on the standard equipment and we don’t even know if the small car will hit the European dealerships but we expect that Suzuki will put a light on everything close to the vehicle’s launch.
The 2012 JDM Suzuki Alto will be offered in Japan in two trim levels, the S and the L, and the first one will cost 12.830 USD (995.000 Yen) while the second one has been priced at 11.540 USD (895.000 Yen). Sales of the small model will start on 13th of December, 2011.