When it comes to small economy cars, Suzuki seem to know their stuff. Case in point, the all-new Celerio. The new Celerio not only offers fuel-efficiency, you get a bit of performance as well. This little car is powered by an equally tiny 998 cc three-cylinder DOHC 12V K10B engine which produces 67 hp @ 6000 rpm and 90 Nm @ 3500 rpm. Such modest figures endow the 1260-kilogram Celerio perky acceleration, making it ideal in urban setting.
As expected of a car in this category, the Celerio is quite fuel efficient. It is able to achieve an average of 10.3 kilometers per liter in city traffic and around 12.9 kilometers to a liter on the highway (with a heavy foot on the pedal). However, if you would rather have a fun car rather than a frugal one, press the Sport Mode button on the gear shift lever and squeeze every bit of grunt from the three-banger power plant.
The Celerio will fit five average-sized adults comfortably and the doors open wide to allow easy entry. The cabin also has plenty of headroom to give the occupants a more spacious feel. The modest luggage space at the back offer a decent 254-liter capacity which can take two large suit cases. Fold the rear seats and you’ll be able to throw in a significant amount of cargo. At P 549, 000, you get dual airbags, side-impact beams and ABS. You also get a defogger, immobilizer and keyless entry system.
Most buyers shy away from small cars because they are believed to be best suited only for female drivers. Yet, everyone appreciates a car which offers safety, fuel efficiency and good value for money. Besides, there is certainly nothing girly about the way the Celerio drives.
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