Suzuki make small cars and generate most of their revenues in developing nations, India, probably China and other far eastern nations, that sort of thing.
They have a good presence in the UK and hope for big things with the little if oddly named Celerio, a compact city car that will go on sale in the UK around February 2015 priced from £8k.
Two trim grades will be available SZ3 and SZ4, standard equipment includes ESP and six airbags DAB radio, Bluetooth and alloy wheels as standard for the entry level model. Shame on you Mini for not offering the same.
SZ4 trim adds adds polished alloy wheels, rear electric windows, front fog lamps, body colored door mirrors and chrome front grille and comes in at £9k
Suzuki has admitted that the Celerio is a car full of contradictions the company aimed for what they describe as: “contradictory elements of retaining interior space within a compact body” in other words it has class leading luggage capacity of 254 litres.
Best interior class and space withstanding, the Celerio also has a turning circle of 9.4 meters that’s equivalent to… we don’t know what, but it must be good if Suzuki say it is. We believe every statement in a corporate press release. Just like Tesco shareholders.
The Celerio offers tax free motoring thanks to a low CO2 emissions of 99g/km and returns a claimed, 65.7mpg on the EC combined cycle from its 1.0-litre three cylinder 68PS engine.
A revised engine will be available in the summer and will offer a combined fuel economy of 78.4 mpg and CO2 emissions that fall to just 84g/km thanks to the introduction of Suzuki’s new Dualjet engine technology. This engine will also incorporate a stop start facility when stationary.
If you don’t like manual gearboxes then Suzuki has a trick up its sleeve, OK its kind of like an automatic transmission that Suzuki call AGS. Watch the video below to see how the system works, its quite a neat solution.