|Suzuki previously announced the sales cycle of its new Compact variant, the all-new Celerio, starting February next year. The new Suzuki Celerio, previewed at the year’s Geneva Motor Show, is slated to be the worthy successor of the popular Swift.|
In a nutshell, the Suzuki Celerio offers a compact car ease of drive while providing an elevated driving position, interior space that surpasses most conventional A-segment cars as well a class leading luggage capacity of 254 liters. Suzuki designers’ went back to the basics during the development process of the Celerio. They conjured up a compact body structure and an overall compact look. There are two versions of the Suzuki Celerio: the base version SZ3 and the higher level SZ4, which is offered with polished alloy wheels, rear electric windows, front fog lamps, body colored door mirrors and chrome front grille.
In dimensions, the Celerio measures 3,600 mm in length, 1,600 mm in width, 1,540 mm tall and 2,425 mm wheelbase. At the same time, a non-slanting roofline provides more headroom for occupants. With a turning circle of just 9.4 meters, the Celerio is one of the most manoeuvrable compacts in its class.
Standard specification interior highlights for the Celerio SZ3 include six airbags, ESP, air conditioning, alloy wheels, DAB Radio, CD Tuner, USB, Bluetooth connectivity and remote central locking.
Engine options include the 1.0-liter 3-cylinder engine and a newer platform with Dualjet technology. The standard 1.0-liter offers 68 PS, with low consumption and emissions figures 4.2 l/100km (65.7 mpg) and 99g/km. The new engine with start-stop, paired to a newly-developed AGS (Auto Gear Shift) transmission, has even lower consumption and emissions at 3.6 l/100km (78.4 mpg) and 84g/km, respectively. AGS features an Intelligent Shift Control Actuator positioned at the top of the transmission that operates the gearshift and clutch automatically. In addition, AGS gives the driver effortless driving, particularly in City traffic, and prevents any loss in fuel efficiency or increase in CO2 emissions. A unique feature of the Suzuki AGS is a low speed ‘creep’ facility which allows the car to move in gear without the accelerator being applied, ideal in slow traffic and when parking.
The new Suzuki Celerio’s starting price is 7,999 pounds for the SZ3 and 8,999 pounds for the SZ4.