Ignoring hybrids, the Daihatsu Charade has arguably the world's most efficient 1. 0litre petrol motor with an unrivalled fuel efficiency, exhaust emission and performance mix.
i.e., the Daihatsu Charade is the Uk's No 1 four-seater for petrol-engine economy with Urban/extra Urban and Combined figures of 47. 1/68. 9 and 58. 9 mpg in manual form.
The 58. 9 mpg figure is a staggering 14. 1 mpg better than the Hyundai Amica 1. 0, 11. 8 mpg superior to a Fiat Seicento and leads the Seat Arosa 1. 0litre by 11. 2 mpg.
All its city vehicle competitors are substantially slower, failing to remotely match the Daihatsu Charade manual's 99. 4 mph top speed or automatic's 93. 1 mph maximum - and with much higher CO2 exhaust emissions.
At the 2008 Paris Motor Show, Suzuki has represented the all-new Suzuki Alto — the fifth and smallest member of its acclaimed lineup of world strategic models. The new Suzuki Alto features eye-catching style and simple urban mobility with great performance in terms of fuel economy and CO2 emissions, thereby meeting the lifestyle needs of today's motorists and the pressing global need for environmental compatibility. Plus, it is one of the most fun-to-drive city vehicles available — a great new example of Suzuki's Way of Life! philosophy.
As the second model in the second phase of Suzuki's world strategy (a phase that's focused on user-friendliness and delivering expanded possibilities for family members), the new Suzuki Alto provides good levels of convenience and comfort within a modest overall length.
Plus, a layout that features sporty, European-inspired looks with great aerodynamics means the new Suzuki Alto is the most stylish vehicle of its size.
The new Suzuki Alto reflects the unparalleled knowledge of small-cars that has made Suzuki so successful with minivehicles in Japan and compact vehicles like the Swift all over the world. Suzuki Alto is a definitive response to the need for enjoyable, eco-friendly motoring. Suzuki aims to achieve annual sales of 60000, units in Europe following a sales release in spring 2009.