The highly anticipated new Suzuki Celerio is to reach showrooms accross the UK in February 2015.
The global city car offers CO2 emissions of just 99g/km and is powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine with fuel consumption of 65.7mpg. With such low emissions, the Suzuki Celerio will be exempt from Road Tax.
Suzuki have said that an even more economical engine, the Suzuki Dualjet engine, will join the range next summer. The result will be a model with emissions of just 84g/km and an even better MPG figure.
Initially a manual 5-speed gearbox will be available as standard, but alongside the release of the Dualjet engine models next summer, Suzuki’s newly developed Auto Gear Shift (AGS) will become available. This enables the gearshift and clutch to operate automatically. A Suzuki spokesman said: ‘The driver can enjoy the effortless driving of an automatic, but without any loss in fuel efficiency or increase in CO2 emissions.’
The Auto Geaf Shift system also allows a low-speed ‘creep’ facility which lets the car move in gear without the accelerator being applied, ideal in slow city traffic and when parking.
The Suzuki Celerio promises to be more spacious than rival cars such as the Skoda Citigo – despite its compact size,the Japanese maker says it has plenty of cabin space for five occupants. At a class leading 254 litres, the Celerio’s boot is three litres bigger than the Skoda’s.
Standard specification includes six airbags, alloy wheels, ESP stability control, air conditioning, DAB Radio, CD Tuner, USB and Bluetooth connectivity .The Suzuki Celerio will be available in six colours — five metallic finishes and one with a solid colour.
Rivals for the Suzuki Celerio include the Hyundai i10, Fiat Panda and Skoda Citigo. Prices are expected to be similar to those of the outgoing Suzuki Alto, which starts from £7,199.
For more information about the Suzuki Celerio or any other models in the Suzuki range, please contact our Suzuki Sales team at Effingham, Surrey on 0844 6493948