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Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 45 - 57 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Cheap to buy, decent fuel economy and low-ish insurance. You won’t get much back on it but then it didn’t cost much, either. Suzuki parts are quite expensive but shouldn’t be an issue for a few years.

Alto performs remarkably well on the eco front. With an average of 136 g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are comparably low for a super mini hatchback. It’s worth noting that the line-up does not feature any diesel models, which typically produce less carbon dioxide than petrol engines with similar power outputs. Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 1.1-litre petrol, which is one of the greenest models in the range.

The range is very frugal, averaging 51 mpg.

Indian built to a budget so interior is very flimsy though basic mechanicals are reliable enough and the warranty is reassuring.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £220
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Insurance group 9
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