The Suzuki Celerio is Suzuki’s entry into the subcompact hatchback market. It is slotted above the Alto 800 in terms of pricing and specifications. The hatchback features a sharp front fascia with distinct character lines that both improve the design of the vehicle and the aerodynamics as well.
The current generation boasts an increase in dimensions compared to the previous generation. It can fit five passengers. It also features a cargo capacity of 254 Liters, additional space can be had thanks to its 60:40 split and folding seats. On the interior, it comes with a 7-inch touchscreen. The head unit is capable of playing AM/FM/CD/MP3/AUX formats.
The Celerio is powered by a three-cylinder 1.0-liter engine. The DOHC engine produces 67 hp and 90 Nm of torque. The engine can be either had with a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT. Standard safety features of the vehicle include ABS, Dual Airbags, defogger, and immobilizer for security.
The Suzuki Celerio was formally introduced in the Philippines on August 5, 2015. It came with the 1.0-liter K10B from the previous generation. The engine makes 67 hp and 90 Nm of torque. It can either be had with a CVT or a manual transmission. It's also launched with only one trim level and comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen display with offline navigation.
Platform, Chassis and Powertrain
The Suzuki Celerio comes with the K10B a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder naturally aspirated engine that produces 67 hp and 90 Nm of torque. Power is sent exclusively to the front wheels.
The subcompact hatchback rides on McPherson suspension up front and torsion beam at the rear. Stopping power comes from ventilated discs for the front brakes and leading and trailing drums for the rear. It comes with electric-assisted power steering and 14-inch alloy wheels.
Front Engine, Front-Wheel Drive
1.0-liter K10C/K10B (K-Next) Gasoline
67 hp, 90 Nm torque
5-Speed Manual Transmission
The Suzuki Celerio drives like a go-kart, this is in thanks to its lightweight construction. Despite having a small displacement and sub-100-hp engine the vehicle still performs. There is enough torque to go around and bring the vehicle up to speed even with passengers. The CVT variant provides optimum torque with every press of the gas pedal.
For handling, the vehicle can be on the numb side. The steering feel can also be on the dull side. But overall, the vehicle will tend to corner flat thanks to its stiff suspension, an added bonus for those who like to go through winding roads.
On the inside, the Suzuki Celerio comes with a 7-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth and iPod connectivity. It also gets you offline navigation. A single climate control zone is the only available option for the hatchback. It also comes with keyless entry for added convenience.
The current-generation Suzuki Celerio features a more mature looking exterior design. The headlights and grille now work together to form a cohesive unit for the front fascia. It gives the vehicle a sportier-looking front end. The size has also improved, it now features an extra 100mm in length and 70mm in width compared to its older variant. Lighting comes from multi-reflector halogen headlights. The rear also gets the halogen treatment.
The Celerio comes in six color options: Pearl White Snow, Metalic Star Silver, Metal Mineral Gray, Pearl Super Black, Pearl Ablaze Red 3, and finally, Prime Cerulean Blue 2.
On the inside of the Suzuki Celerio, you are greeted by a black interior with silver accents. The seat material is fabric and carries the black theme of the interior. In the middle of the dash is a 7-inch touchscreen. The gauges are analog and come with a tachometer, information display integrated into the gauge cluster. It also comes with a fuel consumption gauge with instantaneous and average fuel consumption functions. It also comes with an expandable cargo capacity of 254 liters.
The Suzuki Celerio comes with ABS and dual airbags as its main safety features. It also comes with a reverse sensor, childproof door locks, immobilizer, defogger, and side-impact beams.
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Is there a diesel Celerio?
The Suzuki Celerio does come with a diesel option in some markets. The Philippines, however, is yet to get this option in the market.
Is the Suzuki Celerio good for long drives?
The Celerio can definitely to long-distance driving. However, with less space, comfort is a bit compromised as well as ferrying cargo for all occupants.
Is the Suzuki Celerio a good car?
It depends on your usage but if you're looking for a no-nonsense, point-A-to-point-B machine, the Celerio fits the bill.
Is the Suzuki Celerio a safe car?
The Celerio doesn't have an ASEAN NCAP rating but the current-generation got 3 stars from Euro NCAP and 4 starts from ANCAP. Take note, however, that both the non-ASEAN NCAP systems don't have the same standards when it comes to rating safety.
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