Forecourt update: Suzuki Celerio
New city car to debut in 2015
Suzuki’s new compact city car arrives in the UK early next year. Well known as small car experts, Suzuki’s new Celerio provides an elevated driving position, interior space that surpasses most conventional A-segment cars plus a class leading luggage capacity of 254L.
Standard specification highlights for the range include: six airbags (Driver, passenger, side and curtain); ESP; air conditioning; alloy wheels; DAB Radio; CD Tuner; USB and Bluetooth connectivity. The new Celerio will be available in six colours of which five are optional metallic finish and one a solid colour.
On sale in the UK in February, the Celerio offers low CO2 emissions of 99g/km and fuel consumption of 65.7mpg on the EC combined cycle. There will also be a new engine later next year which will offer an even higher fuel economy and CO2 emissions that fall to just 84g/km thanks to the introduction of Suzuki’s new Dualjet engine technology.
Also available in the summer will be Suzuki’s newly developed 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.
Low speed ‘creep’ mode
Driving with AGS means you can have all the luxury of the automatic without any loss in fuel efficiency or increase in CO2 emissions that would normally be the case with a conventional 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.