Suzuki Alto 2018 Philippines: Price, Interior, Specs and More

Mar 31, 2018
Editor's rating 2.5
User's rating 2.9
  • Table of contents
  • 1. Suzuki Alto 2018 Philippines: Introduction
  • 2. Suzuki Alto 2018 Philippines: Exterior
  • 3. Suzuki Alto 2018 Philippines: Interior
  • 4. Suzuki Alto 2018 Philippines: Engine & Performance
  • 5. Suzuki Alto 2018 Price in the Philippines
  • 6. Suzuki Alto 2018 Specs in the Philippines
  • 7. Suzuki Alto 2018 Philippines: Verdict
If we were to sum up the Suzuki Alto 2018 Philippines in two words, it would be 'basic transport'.

1. Suzuki Alto 2018 Philippines: Introduction

As soon as the Suzuki Alto 800 was launched, Suzuki gave it a clear target market. And we like this. Decidedly, the Alto is for budget-conscious car hunters. It’s no more than a basic means of transportation. Si if you’re also seeking for a car for the money, this Suzuki Alto 2018 Philippines review will definitely help. Let’s find out.

Suzuki Alto 2018 angular front

The Suzuki Alto is for budget-conscious car hunters

Suzuki Alto feat. The Soshal Network

2. Suzuki Alto 2018 Philippines: Exterior

The Suzuki Alto 2018 model features a simple look with upright windows and flat panels. Even, the bumpers are not painted. Perhaps only larger central air intake and upswept headlamps belong to the modern age.

Suzuki Alto 2018 angular front

The 2018 Alto features a simple look with upright windows and flat panels

The rest of things, meanwhile, are of a four-wheeler from the ‘90s.

Suzuki Alto 2018 angular rear

Even, the bumpers are not painted

Suzuki Alto 2018 lighting

Perhaps only larger central air intake and upswept headlamps belong to the modern age

3. Suzuki Alto 2018 Philippines: Interior

Flinging the door open and you will be greeted by a “clack” sound that normally comes from old-school models, then by a slightly-modernized dashboard. Round air vents are latter-day parts but other equipment of the Suzuki Alto 2018 interior is pure 90’s.

Suzuki Alto 2018 interior

Round air vents are latter-day parts but other equipment of the Suzuki Alto 2018 interior is pure 90’s

Item by item, the anolog gauges are sparse and just display basic info like speed, fuel level and temperature. No cup holders. No power windows. Thankfully, a decent-sized glove box and door pockets are on tap to store little stuff. There is also a radio to keep you entertained, along with a USB and an auxiliary port.

Suzuki Alto 2018 interior

Regarding space, elbow- and legroom is not abundant to park heftier passengers

With such a simple cabin, ergonomics are very straightforward with dials and buttons put in right places.

Regarding space, elbow- and legroom is not abundant to park heftier passengers. Frankly, the interior design accuses itself of its age. Though refreshed door cards are thicker, they accidentally eat up the already-sparse shoulder and elbow room. Thence, if you want to sit comfortably four people in such tiny cabin, do not let a taller one perch on the front seat.

Suzuki Alto 2018 cargo space

If you want to go out of town, just bring little things with you

If you want (dare, to be exact) to go out of town, just bring little things with you. Trust us.

4. Suzuki Alto 2018 Philippines: Engine & Performance

Do you know why this hatch is put an “800” tag on its name? It’s simply because the car is equipped with an 800cc engine. With a single overhead camshaft design and 12 valves, this mill can push out 68 Nm of torque and 47 PS from its 3-cylinder motor. There is no automatic transmission at all, so a 5-speed manual is the only option. With such figures, just regard it as a present-day Mitsubishi Minica.

Suzuki Alto 2018 engine

The Suzuki Alto 2018 is equipped with an 800cc engine

When it comes to ride and handling, the outdated suspension and narrow wheels and tires give the Alto some amusing driving characteristics. The nose dive markedly under moderate braking and making U-turn with a bit of buoyancy is met with lots of body pitch. For the most part, reaching a dynamic drive with this Alto may be too far but it doesn’t matter since performance is not its main purpose.

In aspect of comfort, it’s to what you look forward in a tiny hatch. In general, being away on short trips are better than long ones. It’s is a small size that makes the Alto 800 suitable for daily drive. Interestingly, it fells robust when getting around town to some extent. A short wheelbase heads towards a choppy ride at low speeds yet it can even take in road imperfections when challenging bumpy terrains. At higher speeds, the out-of-date rear suspension helps the car get a floaty ride without load at the back. Better still, there is no rattle even when it moves through dirty paths.

In the matter of fuel consumption, the Suzuki Alto 2018 model is truly not a gas guzzler.

In a nutshell, the 2018 Alto is not so brilliant, yet it’s a great city car featuring excellent visibility, light steering, good shifter and clutch.

5. Suzuki Alto 2018 Price in the Philippines

The Alto 2018 can be had for P398,000. The Deluxe version only costs you another P47,000. With this price tag, the Alto is among the cheapest brand-new models in the Philippine market today.

Suzuki Alto 800 2018 price in the Philippines
Model 2017 SRP 2018 SRP Difference
Suzuki Alto 800 Standard P398,000 P398,000 0
Suzuki Alto 800 Deluxe P429,000 P445,000 P16,000

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6. Suzuki Alto 2018 Specs in the Philippines

Suzuki Alto 2018 Specs in the Philippines
  Standard Delux
Dimensions
Over length 3,395 mm
Over Width 1,490 mm
Over Height 1,475 mm
Wheelbase 2,360 mm
Front Tread 1,295 mm
Rear Tread 1,290 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 4.6 m
Minumum Ground Clearance 160 mm
Engine & Transmission
Engine Type F8D
Number of Cylinders 3
Number of Valves SOHC 12V
Displacement 796 cc (0.8L)
Max Output 47 hp @ 6,200 rpm
Max Torque 68 Nm @ 3,500 rpm
Fuel Distribution MPI
Transmission Type 5-Speed Manual
Chasiss
Steering Rack & Pinion w/ EPS
Front Brakes Solid Disc
Rear Brakes Leading & Trailing Drum
Front Suspension MacPherson Strut w/ Coil Spring
Rear Suspension 3-Link Rigid Axle w/ Coil Spring
Tires 145 / 70R13
Wheel Steel Rims Steel Rims w/ Full Cap
Spare Tire Steel Rim
Capacities
Seating (Persons) 4
Luggage 177 L
Fuel Tank 35 L
Weights
Curb Weight 725 - 745 kg
Gross Weight 1,185 kg
Safety Features
Seatbelts 3-point ELR x 4
w/ Pre-tensioner, Force Limiter & Height Adjuster NA
Airbags NA
ABS NA
Childproof Rear Door Locks Standard
Immobilizer Standard
Defogger Standard
Side Impact Beams Standard
Keyless Entry NA
Power Features
Power Windows NA Front Only
Power Door Locks NA Standard
Power Side Mirrors NA
Audio
Audio System 1 - DIN
Speakers 2
Antenna Pillar Mounted
Steering Wheel Integrated Audio Controls NA
Instrument Panel
Tachometer NA
Information Display Integrated into Meter Cluster Standard
Fuel Consumption Gauge NA
Light Off Reminder Alarm NA
Key Left Reminder Alarm NA
Driver's Seatbelt Reminder Lamp NA

7. Suzuki Alto 2018 Philippines: Verdict

By and large, although the Suzuki Alto 2018 Philippines lacks too many features of a modern vehicle, it successfully fulfill its job as a daily car to get you from point A to B. More than that, it’s protective enough to keep you safe in every ride thanks to 3-point seatbelts, immobilizer and side impact beams. Finally, think of its price and put it on your wish list today.

Suzuki Alto 2018 models

The Suzuki Alto successfully fulfill its job as a daily car to get you from point A to B

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