Suzuki has taken the Celerio to a facelift session and launches it in India. The subcompact hatchback now features a fresher-looking fascia and considerable interior upgrades.
The 2018 Indian-spec Celerio now comes with a new chrome-accented mesh grille upfront. There's also a new hexagonal air dam grille on the front bumper, as well as a new fog light housing design. A restyled rear bumper wraps everything on the outside – making it undoubtedly sportier and more aggressive if taken side-by-side with the current Celerio (the one that was locally updated in June last year).
As mentioned earlier, the interior receives a fleet of updates that brings up the level of cabin experience. The 2018 Celerio features a new black and greige (gray+beige) cabin color palette, which is observed on the newly-designed seat and door trims. More so, it is expected with a roomier cabin as its dimensions increased in terms of length and height.
The subcompact hatch now measures 3,695-mm long, 1,600-mm wide, and 1,560-mm high – 95-mm longer and 20-mm taller than the current Philippine-spec model. However, despite a longer body, the Celerio retains its 2,425mm wheelbase. Unloaded, the vehicle's chassis is elevated from the ground by 165 mm, which is also higher by 20 mm compared to the current ground clearance.
There were no changes under the hood, however. The 2018 Celerio is still run by a 67-hp 1.0L 3-cylinder gasoline engine, which comes with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic transmission with manual mode.