New JDM Suzuki Alto Eco Returns up to 32km/L – 75MPG

There’s a new frugal kid in town or rather in Japan, the 2012 Suzuki Alto Eco that promises an impressive fuel economy of up to 32km/L (~75.3mpg US or 3.1lt/100km) in the Japanese 10-15 test cycle and 30.0km/L in the JC08 driving cycle.

The most fuel-efficient version of the Alto series is powered by Suzuki’s new R06A 0.66-liter three-cylinder engine featuring a start/stop system borrowed from the third-generation MR Wagon. It produces an output of 52-horses at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 63Nm (46.5 lb-ft) at 4,000 rpm.

An improved continuously variable transmission (CVT) handles the gear shifting duties powering the front wheels.

The 2012 Alto Eco will be offered in Japan in two trim levels, “S” and “L” with pricing set at 995,000 Yen (US$12,830) and 895,000 Yen (US$11,540) respectively. Sales will start on December 13.

Thanks go to Leopaul D. for the tip!


  • Roy Zubair Munir

    what the button do (A Engine Off), If Pressed?

  • Roy Zubair Munir

    it is 6.2 liters /100 km

    • cozappz

      for mpg to l/100Km I used the google convertor

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    Why does the Golf have a real world increase of 1.3 yet you “calculate” the Alto to get a real world figure increase of 1.9?

    • cozappz

      The Golf weighs 1318kg while the Alto only 710kg. If you add 2x80Kg=160Kg to Golf, it is almost 10% more but to Alto it is 22% almost double. So I say I’m within the approximation range.

  • Sharjeel Zafar

    What is the difference between S and L. Can anyone explain.

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