Suzuki are well known as the small car experts. Celerio has retained their trademark compact car ease of drive, while providing an elevated driving position, interior space that surpasses most conventional A-segment cars, and also a class leading luggage capacity of 254 liters.
During the design process, Suzuki aimed for a resolution of the contradictory elements of retaining interior space within a compact body. By going back to basics in development and reviewing the body structure, Suzuki has succeeded in delivering a roomy and comfortable interior within a compact body of just 3,600 mm and width of 1,600 mm. All these elements have been packed into a dynamically-styled package.
A height of 1,530 mm and a non-slanting roofline allows greater headroom for occupants. The 2,425 mm long wheelbase provides a tandem distance of 743mm which gives plenty of space in the cabin for five occupants.
Standard specification highlights for the Celerio range include six airbags , ESP, air conditioning, alloy wheels, DAB Radio, CD Tuner, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. Further details and grading structure are scheduled to be announced by the end of the year.
Celerio offers low CO2 emissions of 99g/km and fuel consumption of 65.7mpg on the EC combined cycle. In the second quarter of 2015, a new engine is on the cards with a higher fuel economy and even lower CO2 emissions ratings at just 84g/km. The new engine is expected to be introduced concurrently with Suzuki’s new Dualjet engine technology. Furthermore, Suzuki has made plans to introduce its newly developed Auto Gear Shift (AGS) in the Celerio. The AGS features an Intelligent Shift Control Actuator positioned at the top of the transmission that operates the gearshift and clutch automatically. Suzuki has testified that the AGS functions a little like a conventional torque converter equipped auto. transmission. 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.
At this preliminary stage, the Suzuki Celerio is expected to be offered in six body colors, which include five metallic paints and a solid paint.