Which 2022 Suzuki Celerio variant should you buy? [Comparison Guide]

Updated May 10, 2022 | Same topic: Which Car Variant to Buy?

Suzuki’s small hatchback is a considerable leap over its predecessor.

Fans of small hatchbacks will have more choices now that the 2022 Suzuki Celerio has premiered in our market. The third-generation model previously made its debut in India last year, boasting a new design, more space, added safety, and a more fuel-efficient engine.

2022 Suzuki Celerio

The all-new Suzuki Celerio comes in a single GL trim level with two variants

Suzuki’s newest Philippine offering comes in a single GL trim level, with a choice of a 5-speed manual and automated manual gearboxes. Let’s take a closer look at what the new Celerio has to offer.

Suzuki Celerio variants: Exterior

A new look defines both variants of the new Celerio, featuring increased dimensions all around compared to the previous model. The more balanced design makes the new version look less tall despite actually sitting higher with an increase in ground clearance.

2022 Suzuki Celerio on street

A redesigned fascia makes the new Celerio look like it has a happy disposition

Standard across the range is the radiant grille featuring the Suzuki emblem in the middle, with the halogen headlamps on either side bridged by single chrome strip curved upwards as if smiling. The front bumper now features a prominent black trim that houses the fog lamps at the corners.

At the sides, the integrated fenders are now bigger and lend an overall impression of beefiness to the small hatchback. The cleaner profile does away with the sharp lines of the old Celerio, going for a more rounded look. Power-adjustable exterior mirrors perch at the corners of the front windows.

2022 Suzuki Celerio doors

The Celerio has three-position door open stoppers for easy ingress and egress

New combination tail lamps flank the rear hatch sitting above the bigger rear bumper. All four corners are inhabited by 15-inch black alloy wheels.

Suzuki Celerio variants: Interior

Five occupants are bound to be impressed by the interior’s increased space, with the chiseled dashboard dominating the cabin. The fabric seats feature integrated headrests in front and adjustable ones at the back. Rear cargo space is pegged at 295 liters, expandable with the split-fold rear bench.

2022 Suzuki Celerio cabin

A chiseled dashboard dominates the more spacious interior

Standard on both Celerio variants are door pockets and up to six bottle holders which add to the model’s utility. Door and window locking switches are placed at the center console, just below the 6.2-inch touchscreen infotainment audio with Bluetooth, USB, auxiliary input, and Weblink 2.0 connectivity options.

2022 Suzuki Celerio cargo bay

Up to 295 liters of cargo can fit behind the rear bench

Just beyond the multi-function steering wheel with audio controls and tilt adjustment is a large 3D analog speedometer accompanied by a digital tachometer. A 12-volt accessory outlet is available for plugging in external accessories.

Suzuki Celerio variants: Engine & Performance

A 1.0-liter K10C 3-cylinder gasoline engine is the lone option under the hood for both Celerio variants, capable of 67 horsepower and 89 Nm of torque, slightly lower figures from the outgoing model.

K10C engine

The 2022 Celerio is the first Suzuki to come with the next-generation K10C 1.0-liter 3-cylinder engine

However, the new power unit comes with an Engine Auto Stop Start System (EASS) a feature needed in these times of rising fuel prices. EASS stops the engine during extended idling to reduce both fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.

Customers can choose between a 5-speed manual or Suzuki Auto Gear Shift (AGS) transmission to engage the gears and spin the front wheels.        

Suzuki Celerio variants: Safety

Both variants of the all-new Celerio are built on Suzuki’s light yet rigid HEARTECT platform, with the underbody structure and components optimized for reducing noise and vibration.

Standard safety equipment includes five seatbelts, dual front airbags, anti-lock brakes, and electronic stability control. However, only the AGS variant offers a segment-first hill-hold control.

Suzuki Celerio variants: Pricing

Suzuki Celerio variant Price
Suzuki Celerio GL 1.0 MT Php 708,000
Suzuki Celerio GL 1.0 AGS Php 754,000

Suzuki Celerio variants: Conclusion

While both 2022 Suzuki Celerio variants appeal to car buyers on account of their sub-Php 800,000 sticker price, it might take some convincing to justify the Php 46,000 difference between the stick shift and automated variants. This is especially considering that the two offer a practically identical feature set, with the automatic coming with hill-start assist.

2022 Suzuki Celerio on street 2

The two variants of the 2022 Suzuki Celerio are priced Php 46,000 apart

But those looking for convenience will probably take the plunge, despite the AGS-equipped Celerio being a cool Php 168,000 more expensive than the S-Presso Special Edition that still comes with a manual. It’s a slight shame that the local Celerio release omits the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto found in the India-spec model, though.

Nevertheless, the presence of additional safety features and a fuel-saving engine should be enough for the all-new Celerio to merit consideration, whichever variant customers go for.

Choose the best variant for you among the latest releases at Philkotse.com.

Know more about Suzuki Celerio 2022

Suzuki Celerio

The 2022 Suzuki Celerio is a subcompact hatchback. In the Philippine market, it has two variants. There’s the Celerio 1.0 MT, and the Celerio 1.0 AGS. These come at a price of Php 708,000 and Php 754,000, respectively.

Size-wise, the third-generation Celerio is 3,695mm long, 1,655mm wide, and 1,555mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,435mm, and a ground clearance of 170mm.

Under the hood, the 2022 Celerio uses a 1.0-liter K10C inline-3 gasoline engine capable of making up to 66 horsepower and 89 Nm of torque. It can either be paired to a five-speed manual gearbox, or an automated gear shift transmission (AGS).

Locally, the Celerio competes against the likes of the Toyota Wigo, Mitsubishi Mirage, Kia Picanto, Honda Brio, etc.

₱ 708,000 - ₱ 754,000

Joseph Paolo Estabillo

Joseph Paolo Estabillo


Joseph holds a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman and has been writing professionally since 1999. He has written episodes for CNN Philippines' motoring show Drive, and has worked on corporate projects for MG Philippines and Pilipinas Shell. Aside from being Philkotse.com’s Content Lead, he also writes content for numerous car dealerships in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati, among others.

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