Suzuki’s Celerio global compact city car will go on sale in the UK from February 2015.
The new car replaces the Alto, and is said to provide a compact car ease of drive, with an elevated driving position, high amounts of interior space, and also a class leading luggage capacity of 254L.
The company says it has succeeded in delivering a roomy and comfortable interior within a compact body of just 3,600mm and width of 1,600mm.
A height of 1,530mm and a non-slanting roofline allows greater headroom for occupants. The 2,425mm long wheelbase provides a tandem distance of 743mm which gives plenty of space in the cabin for five occupants.
Standard specification highlights for the range will include six airbags (Driver, passenger, side and curtain), ESP, air conditioning, alloy wheels, DAB Radio, CD Tuner, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. Full details including grading structure will be announced by the end of the year.
Celerio offers low emissions of 99g/km and fuel consumption of 65.7mpg on the EC combined cycle.
In summer 2015, a new engine will be available offering even higher fuel economy and 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.
With AGS, the driver can enjoy the effortless driving of an automatic, particularly in City traffic, but without any loss in fuel efficiency or increase in emissions that would normally be the case with a conventional torque converter equipped automatic transmission.
The AGS system also features 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.