Long gone are the days when small cars meant compromising space, power or personality. And they’re about to be left even further behind with the arrival of new Suzuki Celerio. It’s the small car with extra height, extra drive and a whole lot of extra special.
Celerio’s arrival does more than provide a smart solution for long-legged, life-loving drivers. It consolidates Suzuki’s reputation as small car experts by offering a roomier, yet lighter replacement for Alto – and adding a new, modern twist along the way.
Popular for its driver comfort and excellent visibility, Alto has long struck a chord with those looking for a great value everyday vehicle and in that space, Celerio certainly won’t disappoint. It boasts all of the features that made Alto the go to for great value driveability, with some even bigger benefits.
THE EXTRA LARGE SMALL CAR
Perhaps most notably, Celerio is taller and roomier inside, which is a godsend for those with longer limbs and the desire to stretch out on a journey. Celerio also feels larger, giving the driver an increased sense of security on the road.
That feeling is backed up with the usual top safety features you’ll find in Suzukis, including ABS, ESP and 6 airbags. Swift-based suspension adds to the smooth handling, and the car has a reassuring ANCAP 4 star safety rating.
Celerio doesn’t disappoint in performance either, with the 3-cylinder, 1.0 litre engine offering remarkable and reliable efficiency on the road. The responsive motor launches up hills, and then settles nicely into quiet open road cruising, giving the driver all the power and comfort they need at every part of the journey.
You’ll have a few modern extras to enjoy as well with Celerio, such as the onboard computer showing fuel useage and tank range, and Bluetooth connectivity – more proof that this car really is designed to surprise and delight.
In the words of Auckland motoring journalist, Donn Anderson, “no other car can offer so much equipment at such a low price.”
GOING THE EXTRA DISTANCE
Donn Anderson’s independent fuel economy test confirmed Celerio has even more tricks up its sleeve than it’s letting on, even to us at Suzuki New Zealand. With an official extra urban factory fuel test of 3.7 litres/100 km in mind, Donn covered a mix of rural and urban roads and managed to achieve an average of 3.4 litres/100 km – or, in his words, “a stonking 83 miles per gallon.”
That’s a considerable endorsement from a driver who’s been involved in recordbreaking long distance economy drives in Britain and New Zealand.
“Excluding much more expensive petrol/electric hybrids, this makes the Celerioarguably the most economical petrol car sold in New Zealand, with fuel consumption lower than many diesel cars,” reported Anderson.
A SMALL CAR YOU CAN LOOK UP TO
Celerio stands tall across a wide range of features, offering a no-compromise vehicle that proves you can have it all, and still retain a remarkably humble price tag.
NEW CELERIO FROM JUST $15,990 PLUS ORC
Tall, full of personality and endless energy… you can see why Celerio was the perfect match for one our favourite netballers, Irene van Dyk, and why you’ll see her helping out with the launch. Keen for an online tour with Irene?