2022 Suzuki Celerio launched in PH with bigger size, thriftier engine  

Updated May 06, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It’s got more style, more room, and increased efficiency. 

Suzuki Auto Philippines (SAP) has finally unveiled the all-new Celerio small hatchback for the Philippine market. The third-generation model improves on the outgoing version with increased dimensions, more tech, and a new power unit lying under the hood.   

2022 Suzuki Celerio

Suzuki's familiar small hatchback looks sharper than ever

According to Maruti Suzuki of India, the all-new Celerio took three years to develop, riding on the fifth generation of Suzuki’s Heartect platform that places a greater emphasis on occupant safety. 

Following its 2021 launch in the Indian market, the Celerio made its way to the Philippines in February 2022. This will likely be marketed as a more upscale alternative to the S-Presso, currently the most affordable four-wheel model in Suzuki’s lineup.  

Exterior 

The latest Celerio stands 3,695mm long, 1,655mm wide, and 1,555mm high on a 2,435mm wheelbase. These figures are an upgrade in all respects compared to the previous iteration. The increased length especially offsets the added height, making the new Celerio less boxy looking compared to its predecessor. 

2022 Suzuki Celerio front

The new Celerio has a fascia that's equally happy-looking as the previous model 

A new fascia features a radiant grille design with chrome trim, sitting between large halogen headlamps that appear to stare when viewed from the front. Meanwhile, a blacked-out full-length trim across the front bumper houses the fog lamps. Above the hood, the Celerio adopts a windshield design with no molding for a sleeker appearance.   

Emphasized fenders on all four corners flank a subtle design element along the profile resembling the surface of water. Restyled combination rear lamps rest on either side of the tailgate, hovering above horizontal reflectors embedded within the rear bumper. 

2022 Suzuki Celerio headlamp

Swept-back halogen headlamps adorn the front end

The doors on the Celerio feature three-way stoppers to make ingress and egress in tight spaces easier. Exterior styling is completed by 15-inch alloy wheels rendered in a gunmetal finish. Even the ground clearance has been upgraded by 25mm, now measuring 170mm.   

Interior 

The increased exterior dimensions on the Celerio, along with the shorter front and rear overhangs, translate into a more spacious cabin that continues to accommodate five occupants on new fabric seats. Default capacity for cargo is 295 liters, expandable with the 60:40 split-fold rear bench, and there are multiple storage options within the passenger space for smaller items. 

2022 Suzuki Celerio cabin

The new Celerio trumps its predecessor in terms of interior space

An aggressive look dominates the dashboard with a design that flows outward to the A-pillars. A manual air-conditioning system uses rotary switches, blowing cool air through the redesigned center vent and cylindrical cannon-shaped grilles at the sides. 

Similar to the S-Presso, the new Celerio has window and door lock switches located at the center console, contributing to the increased cabin space. 

Tech & Safety

The upgraded steering wheel on the new Celerio comes with audio control switches, reducing the need to take hands away from the wheel when answering calls or playing music. A three-dimensional analog speedometer dominates the instrument panel, accompanied by a smaller digital display featuring a tachometer and other indicators. 

2022 Suzuki Celerio doors

Three-way stoppers on the doors make ingress and egress in tight spaces easier

Onboard infotainment comes by way of a 6.2-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth, USB, and auxiliary input, a slight downgrade from the 7-inch screen on the Indian version that offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

Dual front airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, and hill-hold control lead the list of safety features on the new Celerio. Rear ultrasonic sensors detect obstacles while the car is being maneuvered in reverse, such as when backing into or out of a parking slot.  

Engine & Drivetrain     

Suzuki's next-generation 1.0-liter K10C 3-cylinder engine makes its first appearance on the new Celerio, cranking up 66 horsepower and 89 Nm of torque. The power unit comes with Dualjet dual fuel injection technology and variable valve timing that also improves thermal management. 

Suzuki Auto Gear Shift

Suzuki's Auto Gear Shift transmission is offered on the new Celerio

While the new power unit makes marginally less power than the previous one, the former also offers an Engine Auto Stop Start (EASS) system. This stops the engine during extended idling situations to save fuel and help reduce exhaust emissions. Suzuki claims that the 2022 Celerio is a fuel-efficient car, able to achieve 28.25 km/l. 

Spinning the front wheels is a choice of either a 5-speed manual transmission or the Auto Gear Shift (AGS) automated manual gearbox.  

Despite the overall larger body, the new Celerio retains the outgoing model’s turning radius of 4.7 meters, underpinned by a front MacPherson strut and rear torsion beam suspension.

Pricing

The 2022 Suzuki Celerio is offered in two variants, with prices ranging from Php 708,000 for the GL 5-speed manual to Php 754,000 for the top-spec GL AGS-equipped version.

2022 Suzuki Celerio front and back

Interested customers can view the all-new Celerio at Suzuki dealerships

It carries a 3-year/100,000-kilometer warranty, and is available in four color choices: Fire Red, Speedy Blue Metallic, Arctic White Pearl, and Glistening Grey Metallic.Catch the all-new Celerio up close at authorized Suzuki dealers nationwide.    

Curious about the latest local releases? We’ve got them covered 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

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Joseph Paolo Estabillo

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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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