Suzuki Philippines has finally brought in the next-generation Celerio. This new, third-generation model replaces the old, second-generation model, which has been sold globally since 2014. And yes, the new model uses a totally new platform, and plenty of features that make it a hard-hitting slugger in the competitive subcompact hatchback segment.
Let's compare the outgoing model against the new one
But how does the old Celerio compare to the all-new, 2022 Suzuki Celerio? Let’s find out by comparing the two.
Suzuki Celerio Old vs New: Exterior
On the outside, it is plain to see that the old Celerio looks simpler and more conventional than the new model.
For starters, the old Celerio sports a pair of large halogen headlamps, a slatted grille, and a design that could very well be described as a “prototypical hatchback design”. It has some sleek, utilitarian feel to it sure, but it can blend well with other cars in traffic.
The second-generation Suzuki Celerio
The new Celerio on the other hand, offers a more contemporary front end, with a pair of sharper-looking halogen headlamps. It still has a pair of front fog lamps, though these are now surrounded by black-colored trim.
It also gets a more aggressive-looking grille which now comes with a mesh pattern. It is then decorated with a single chrome slat stretching across the width of the car.
Towards the sides, the new Celerio appears more muscular than the old model. It has more creases and bulges, and as Suzuki describes it, it looks more “liquid” than the straight-faced second-gen Celerio.
The rear also comes with a more angular-looking bumper, at least when compared to the outgoing model. The new Celerio’s taillights, also look more compact and sharper compared to the old model’s.
The all-new 2022 Suzuki Celerio
For wheels, the old Celerio rides on a set of 14-inch alloy wheels. The new Celerio meanwhile, uses a larger 15-inch alloy wheel set.
Size-wise, the new Celerio is also a fair bit larger than the old model. That’s because it is 3,695mm long, 1,655mm wide, and 1,555mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,435mm, and a minimum ground clearance of 170mm.
Compare that to the old Celerio which is 3,600mm long, 1,600mm wide, and 1,540mm in height. The old model also has a wheelbase that spans 2,425mm, and a ground clearance of 145mm.
Suzuki Celerio Old vs New: Interior
Like the old Celerio, the new Celerio can seat up to five. Due to having a larger size however, we can expect that the new model offers more legroom and elbowroom.
Inside the old Celerio
Cargo room has also been confirmed to be more generous on the new model. Specifically, it can now fit up to 295-liters with the rear seats up. Suzuki says that this is 60-liters more compared to the old Celerio.
Of course, there are also differences when it comes to interior design and features. The old model comes with a simpler, more utilitarian-looking dashboard, and it gets basic gadgets like a manual air-conditioning system, power-adjustable side mirrors, power door locks, etc.
The new Celerio's interior
The new Celerio meanwhile, further adds on to those with the new multi-function steering wheel. Its power window controls were also moved to the center console, and it also gets a new 60:40 split-folding rear seat.
Tech & Safety
For entertainment, the old Celerio came with a seven-inch touchscreen that’s paired with four speakers. It only came with Bluetooth, USB, and aux-in connectivity.
The new Celerio meanwhile, gets a 6.2-inch headunit. It is smaller than the old Celerio's headunit, but it does offer Weblink 2.0. It also gets Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and it gets four speakers as well.
Safety-wise, the new Celerio gets a whole host of features that the old Celerio didn’t have. These include electronic stability control, hill-hold control, brake assist, and rear parking sensors. Like the old model, it also retains a pair of airbags for the front cabin, anti-lock braking, among others.
Engine & performance
Under the hood, the old Celerio used the K10B inline-3 1.0-liter engine. It made 67 horsepower and 90 Nm of torque.
The old Celerio from the rear
The new Celerio meanwhile, gets the newer K10C 1.0-liter Dueljet engine. It’s still a three-cylinder mill, though it can make roughly 67 horsepower and 89 Nm of torque. Its output is practically the same as the old Celerio, but Suzuki touts the new engine as more efficient and responsive.
For transmissions, the old Celerio either came with a five-speed manual gearbox, or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The new Celerio in turn, may also come with a five-speed manual, though the CVT has been ditched in favor of an automated gear shift transmission (AGS). Of note, this of course, mirrors the transmissions options of the new Dzire, which may also come with an AGS gearbox.
A view of the new Celerio's rear
Also new to the 2022 Celerio is an engine auto-stop start system. This automatically shuts off the car’s engine as needed to save fuel and lessens exhaust emissions.
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Know more about Suzuki Celerio 2024
The 2023 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 2023 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).
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Cesar G.B. Miguel