Suzuki Celerio on sale from February
Prices starting ‘from £7999’ should prove attractive
Suzuki’s all new compact city car, the Celerio, goes on sale next year, priced from just £7,999.
The Celerio will be available in both SZ3 and SZ4 form, with Suzuki claiming that its high levels of equipment will exceed ‘A’ segment standards.
Available from launch, the Celerio’s 1-litre petrol engine offers low CO2 emissions of 99g/km and fuel consumption of 65.7mpg on the EC combined cycle.
A new engine will be launched next summer, offering 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, with its twin fuel injectors.
Standard specification highlights for the Celerio SZ3 include six airbags; driver, passenger, side and curtain, ESP, air conditioning, alloy wheels, DAB Radio, CD Tuner, USB, Bluetooth connectivity and remote central locking.
Priced at £8,999, the better equipped SZ4 model will also have polished alloy wheels, rear electric windows, front fog lamps, body-coloured door mirrors and chrome front grill added to the specification.
If you wait until next summer for the greener ‘cleaner’ engine you can also take advantage of 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.
This means you can enjoy the effortless driving that comes with an automatic, without the loss in fuel efficiency or increase in CO2 emissions that would normally be the case with a conventional torque converter-equipped automatic transmission.
What may just catch the eye of the urban driver is the Suzuki AGS’s unique low speed ‘creep’ facility, which allows the car to move in gear without the accelerator being applied - an ideal solution for those driving in slow traffic and a real advantage when parking.