The Suzuki Celerio is a reliable car meant for daily use. Though one of the smallest cars in the current Philippine lineup of Japanese automaker Suzuki, this subcompact hatchback gets every task done. The current version of Celerio is cleanly designed and packed with useful features. It's a bit bigger compared to its predecessor, measuring 1,540mm tall, 3,600mm long, and 1,600 mm wide. If you're looking for a vehicle smaller than the Suzuki Swift but is bulkier than the Suzuki Alto 800, this automobile is definitely for you.
The second-generation Suzuki Celerio was introduced locally in August 2015. It easily rivaled other known hatches such as the Toyota Wigo. Currently, Suzuki Philippines offers Suzuki Celerio MT and the Suzuki Celerio CVT.
The Celerio is another proof as to why Suzuki is called the "small car specialist"
The looks of the new Suzuki Celerio borders between simplicity with some splashes of sportiness. Its body is marked with character lines helpful in the vehicle’s aerodynamic movement at a certain speed. The size of its subtle grille goes well with the halogen headlights. Its angular front bumper looks nice. At the back, it is built with a wide tailgate and slim halogen tail lights.
In the Philippines, you may choose from Metal Mineral Gray, Metallic Star Silver, Pearl White Snow, and Pearl Super Black. Bright colors such as Prime Cerulean Blue 2 and Pearl Ablaze Red 3 are also available.
Stepping inside the new Suzuki Celerio is an experience as it is surprisingly spacious. It boasts a tall headroom and wide leg space and can fit 5 full-grown adults. At the front, drivers get a full visibility thanks to its wide windows. The dashboard is pleasant and high quality, complete with consumption gauge for fuel use and other necessities. Buttons and knobs are made of sturdy plastics.
At the rear, the storage capacity is 254 liter, letting you carry a couple of big luggage.
Technology & Safety
Keeping passengers entertained is a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity. It is affixed with a 2-DIN sound system. In reference to David beating Goliath, the Suzuki Celerio can effortlessly challenge any car as it is built using top quality steel. Though solid, the material is lighter compared to regular ones, benefiting the car’s overall productivity.
Other safety features include an anti-lock braking system, dual front airbags, rear doors with childproof locks, door beams for side-impact, and reverse parking sensors.
Platform & Chassis
This five-door hatchback utilizes a MacPherson strut with coil spring at the front. At the rear, it uses a torsion beam with coil springs. Ventilated disc assists the car for front brakes while leading & trailing drum aids the back brakes.
Maneuvering the Suzuki Celerio is easy as it comes with electrically-assisted Rack & Pinion power steering. Supporting its light weight of 800 kg is 14-inch alloy wheels.
Engine & Drivetrain
This front-engine, front-wheel drive vehicle runs using a K10B 1.0-liter three-cylinder 12 valve engine. It produces 67 hp and an Nm of 90.
The Celerio is ideal to drive around the Metro as it can cruise smoothly on narrow roads and can rest in small corners. Daily use is also recommended as it is fuel-efficient.