Suzuki’s new Celerio is a fuel-efficient small car with a big interior

Posted on Aug 7 2015 - 2:08pm by Melba Bernad

Suzuki Philippines has rolled out the latest version of its compact car, the all-new Celerio, which boasts of a spacious interior, fuel-efficiency, and a pocket-friendly price.

New Suzuki Celerio BS (5)

Featuring an A+ compact build — a concept that steps up on the strengths and exceeds the limits of the A segment car by implementing the “small on the outside, big on the inside” idea, the all-new Celerio is 70mm higher and 10mm wider than the previous version. It has a legroom that is 28mm wider and 50mm longer. The Celerio also offers a 254-liter luggage capacity.

Powering the Celerio is a 1.0 liter, 3 cylinder DOHC 12V Engine that is 9kgs lighter compared to the previous version’s engine.

 

New Suzuki Celerio BS (3)

 

For fuel-efficiency, the K10B three-cylinder engine produces a maximum output of 67 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 90 Nm @3,500 rpm. It has the same level of aerodynamic performance as the previous model which also contributes to the car’s efficient fuel consumption.

The new model also boasts of an improved 5-speed manual transmission with 40% torque loss reduction for better fuel efficiency.

Suzuki also improved the Celerio’s suspension, which is 3.5 kgs lighter. Suzuki says the car’s rear torsion beam with coil spring makes a more comfortable and stable ride.

Equipped with electric power steering and electronic-controlled door lock and windows, the new Celerio model’s security features include an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), dual airbags, collapsible steering column, side impact beams, as well as the high mount stop lamp and defogger.

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The Celerio also features Suzuki’s Total Effective Control Technology which has been implemented using lightweight impact-absorbing body using high-tensile steel.

 

Gracing the media launch were (from left) Suzuki Philippines Managing Director Mr. Norminio Mojica, Suzuki Philippines President Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki, and Suzuki Philippines General Manager for Automobile Mr. Shuzo Hoshikura

Gracing the media launch were (from left) Suzuki Philippines Managing Director Mr. Norminio Mojica, Suzuki Philippines President Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki, and Suzuki Philippines General Manager for Automobile Mr. Shuzo Hoshikura

 

The new Suzuki Celerio is now available in Suzuki outlets nationwide. Prices start at Php507,000 for manual transmission and Php542,000 for Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) models.

It is available in eight colors: Snow White Pearl, Star Silver Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic, Super Black Pearl, Ablaze Red Pearl, Cerulean Blue, Sunshine Yellow, and Raspberry Pink.

The Celerio competes against Toyota’s Wigo, Mitsubishi’s Mirage, Kia’s Picanto, Honda’s Brio, Hyundai’s Eon and Grand i10.

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MELBA V. BERNAD started her career as an IT journalist with Computerworld Philippines which she joined in December 1993. She was Editor of the publication when she left in March 2013. Melba is currently Manila-based Editor of Networks Asia (Singapore), SMBWorld Asia (Singapore), and CFO Innovation Asia (Hong Kong). She is a two-time awardee of the Catholic Mass Media Awards (Best News Coverage in 2003 and Best News Coverage (Print) in 2004). She was also an awardee of the first Philippine Cyberpress Journalism Award. Melba is a co-publisher and concurrent Editor in Chief of Upgrade Magazine.