Japan – Updated Mazda Carol (Suzuki Alto) delivers 35 km/l


Anjan Ravi,

I’m a true-blooded petrolhead. Hope you enjoy our news stories, launch coverages, motorshow coverages and test drive reports.

Mazda have updated their eco car, the Carol Eco (which is nothing but the Japanese spec Suzuki Alto), and the model now achieves higher efficiency in the Japanese JCO8 driving cycle.

Mazda Carol eco
The Mazda Carol Eco sees various improvements to its engine, and delivers better economy than its predecessor.

The increase in efficiency was achieved by carrying out improvements to the combustion, piston geometry, increasing the compression ratio from 11 to 11.2, using better engine oil and by optimizing the engine and transmission control units.

The 2WD Carol Eco achieves 35 km/l as against the earlier model’s 33 km/l, while the 4WD model sees its efficiency increase from 30.4 km/l to 32 km/l. Thanks to these figures, the Carol Eco is free of all local taxes in Japan.

Mazda Carol eco interiors
Prices of the model have been cut by 60,000 Yen.

The Carol Eco is available in two trims – ECO-L and ECO-X. Both trims are powered by a three-cylinder 0.66 liter DOHC engine, mated to a CVT gearbox. The Carol Eco is available as a front wheel drive or an all-wheel drive model. Its classified under the “kei-car” segment in Japan.

The base Carol is priced at 849,450 Yen (INR 5.06 lakhs), the mid-variant at 985,950 Yen (INR 5.87 lakhs) and the top-end 4WD at 1,085,700 Yen (INR 6.46 lakhs). Compared to the previous model, prices have been reduced by 60,000 Yen (INR 35,000).

The updated model sees the addition of two new body colors – “Pink Champagne Pearl Metallic” and “Phoenix Red Pearl”.

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Mazda Carol News & Updates

Suzuki Alto Celebration front three quarter Netherlands

India-made Suzuki Alto (Maruti A-Star) Celebration edition launched – Netherlands

2015 Mazda Carol front quarter

2015 Mazda Carol (rebadged Suzuki Alto) unveiled – Japan

2014 Suzuki Grand Vitara Brazil - rear

UK – India-made Suzuki Alto and Grand Vitara axed for 2015

Hyundai i10 LPG BlueDrive

IAB Picks – Top 10 cars exported from India last year

Maruti Estilo

IAB Report – Maruti A-Star and Estilo discontinued

Maruti Celerio dashboard spy shot

Spied – Maruti Celerio interiors revealed, debut at 2014 Auto Expo