The Suzuki Celerio is one of the more underrated models in the market, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have a few tricks up its sleeve. Suzuki knows how to make small cars, and it’s won over many Filipinos ever since.
The small hatchback segment is ultra-competitive, and brands will be quick to feed their customers a low price and a bunch of features, but there is more to it than just some specs on paper. While the Suzuki Celerio is not that big, it’s here to live every big moment with you should you choose it. Here are three reasons why it’s something special in Suzuki’s lineup.
Style, Size, and Substance
It’s the smallest hatchback in the Suzuki lineup, but it’s certainly not lacking in style, space, and substance for your daily drive. The Celerio features an all-new exterior in 2022, and its front face is more dynamic than ever. With a new grille, it looks more imposing and impressive compared to before. Following that, you get a nice contrast between its paint and the front bumper with a wide mouth that’s colored black to give it an interesting fascia.
The Celerio can also come with 15-inch alloy wheels that are colored black to tie all the other black accents together, and it's no mere set of hub caps with steelies, it’s a full set of alloys that are painted black.
Even with the added features, the car still retains its compact dimensions which are perfect for driving around the city and squeezing into tight roads and parking spots. It’s easy to get lost in the phrase “bigger is better,” but that doesn’t mean that bigger is easier. Smaller is easier, and the Celerio’s one of the easiest cars to drive in the Philippines.
Simple yet spacious interior
Simplicity is often overlooked when it comes to choosing an interior. A lot of us would prefer an interior that’s interesting with soft-touch surfaces and an interesting design. While this is all good, durability is key when it comes to longevity. Suzuki is known for its durable interior plastics but it doesn’t skip out on the style of the new Celerio. Instead of going all black, there are hits of silver around the dashboard.
Following that, the Celerio has just enough space for a short or even a day trip out of town. If you’re hauling passengers, expect to carry a few day bags here and there, but if you don’t have passengers with you, you can fold the rear seats and get an extended cargo area, if the 295 liters of space wasn’t already enough, to begin with.
If you thought that the Celerio would be a tight squeeze, you thought wrong. You can fit three average-sized passengers at the back of the Celerio with little problem or complaint.
Suzuki vehicles are notorious for sipping fuel and leaving you with a lot of money for your next fill-up, and that’s only a good thing. Suzuki vehicles are almost always some of the most fuel-efficient in their respective segments. The Celerio is no different sipping a measly 25 km/L on the highway as per our first-drive review. The 1.0-liter dual-jet engine makes only 67 horsepower, but it was plenty enough to get this light vehicle up to highway speed and to its destination.
Suzuki claims that with a trained foot, the Celerio can achieve up to 28.25 km/L, which is ridiculous because it gets close to the efficiency figures of hybrid cars.
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