Suzuki Celerio (2015–2019)
- March 2014: Suzuki unveiled the new Celerio
- December 2014: Suzuki Celerio UK prices announced
- July 2015: Entry-level SZ2 model introduced
- October 2015
Suzuki unveiled the new Celerio
The Celerio has been developed as an 'A+ compact' car and replaces the Alto. According to Suzuki the driver-friendly, compact size has not been compromised as regards best-in-class space and utility and offers a comprehensive package. The lightweight, rigid body is accompanied by low CO2 emissions delivered by the new powertrain.
3,600mm long x 1,600mm wide x 1,540mm high.
The European-specification model includes a newly developed engine with a dual-injection system for low CO2. Coupled with reduced body weight and improved aerodynamics, models with a combination of the K10C engine and the Engine Auto Stop Start system provideemissions of 85g/km.
The automated manual transmission version features the newly-developed Auto Gear Shift, which provides fuel economy equal to a manual transmission. The Celerio's easy-to-drive, compact body size with a total length 3,600mm succeeds in providing both an outstandingly roomy interior for an A-segment car and 254 litres of cargo capacity.
Suzuki Celerio UK prices announced
On sale in the UK from February 2015 priced at just £7,999 for the highly equipped SZ3 model and £8,999 for the SZ4.
Class leading luggage capacity of 254L. Standard specification for the Celerio SZ3 includes six airbags (Driver, passenger, side and curtain), ESP, air conditioning, alloy wheels, DAB Radio, CD Tuner, USB, Bluetooth connectivity and remote central locking.
The SZ4 model adds polished alloy wheels, rear electric windows, front fog lamps, body coloured door mirrors and chrome front grille.
Roomy and comfortable interior within a compact body measuring just 3,600mm in length with a width of just 1,600mm (making it fit typical UK garages). Celerio has a turning circle of just 9.4 metres too making it one of the most manoeuvrable in its class.
A height of 1,540mm and a non-slanting roofline allows greater headroom for occupants. The 2,425mm long wheelbase provides a tandem distance of 743mm which gives space in the cabin for five.
Celerio offers low CO 2 emissions of 99g/km and 65.7mpg on the EC combined cycle from its 1.0-litre three cylinder 68PS engine. From summer 2015 a new engine will be available offering 78.4 mpg andemissions of just 84g/km thanks to the introduction of Suzuki’s new Dualjet engine technology. This engine will also incorporate stop start.
Also available from summer 2015 is Suzuki’s new automated manual Auto Gear Shift (AGS). This system features an Intelligent Shift Control Actuator positioned at the top of the transmission that operates the gearshift and clutch automatically.
With AGS, the driver can enjoy the effortless driving of an automatic, particularly in City traffic, but without any loss in fuel efficiency or increase in CO 2 emissions that would normally be the case with a conventional torque converter equipped automatic 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.
Entry-level SZ2 model introduced
Suzuki has now introduced a new SZ2 derivative priced at just £6,999 that now completes a five model line up in the range consisting of SZ2, SZ3, SZ3 Dualjet, SZ4 and SZ4 with Auto Gear Shift (AGS).
Although priced at £1000 below the SZ3 model, standard specification highlights for the new SZ2 is comprehensive and includes six airbags (Driver, passenger, side and curtain), electric front windows, central locking, ESP and DAB Radio with CD Tuner.
'City' trim introduced. City has as extras over the base model SZ2 of alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, black side mouldings, black B pillar trims and City edition badge.