In today’s car world, SUVs and Hatchbacks are immensely popular. Amidst all this, Suzuki puts forward its SUV-styled, city car with adequate equipment. It gives fair competition to its rivals. Even though it does have a few problems when it comes to its safety and tire roars. Moreover, overall is a good car.
Beauty isn't Suzuki Celerio's strongest forte. On the outside, it is a subtle-looking car with nothing flashy or exquisite about its appearance. The latest upgrade is that you can choose from the range of colors offered by Suzuki. That’s the most you can change about the car. On the whole, it is a broader and taller car as compared to its competitors. Because it is practical, a lot of interested buyers or owners are okay with its outlook. To be more specific, it has a chrome grille along with brilliantly sculpted headlights. The newly introduced high-strength steel build is also another impressive feature of its exterior.
To say that the interior of Suzuki Celerio is not very attractive or appealing would be putting it subtly. The interior is very spacious with generous legroom and headroom for the driver and the passengers. The plastic dashboard and the mundane overall gives it a cheap look. The technology isn't significantly updated. The screen isn't prominent too as it is hard to even search through your contacts. The storage bins in the car doors are a useful feature, but sadly, they cannot fit much into them.
With 254-litre (with rear seatback raised) of boot space, Suzuki Celerio has done a great job. It offers an adequate trunk space and anything else that you might want to throw in the back. The best part is that it offers excellent headroom and legroom for the rear passengers despite the huge trunk space.
Driving & Handling
If the driving performance from the perspective of a city car is considered, then the Suzuki Celerio is okay to drive. However, it is not a motorway car and struggles a lot on the roads at higher speeds. Tyre roar and noises from the engine are also very noticeable in Suzuki Celerio
The latest model now comes in two engines i.e. 1.0L and 1.0L Dualjet WT that each produces 67 hp. However, the way the second engine produces power causes the car to become a tad bit efficient than the standard engine. It possesses a firm suspension but the steering, although adjustable according to your height, isn't self-centered. So, that's a bit problematic, other than that the driving experience is not that bad. The 1.0-liter engine comes with a five-manual gearbox. In contrast, the dual jet comes with a manual as well as an automatic one, but the driving is smoother with the manual one.
Prices for Suzuki Celerio start from £8,000 and rise to around £9,700 which, considering the rates these days, makes it an amazing car on an excellent budget.
If there’s a sentence that could sum up Suzuki Celerio, it would be – a great car with low running and maintaining costs. All three trims have CO2 emissions less than 100 g/km which is indeed a plus point. Suzuki's maintenance cost is always low because the parts are readily available. When it comes to running and maintaining values, SZ4 performs better than the rest of the trims, but the rest of them aren't awful in this section, to be exact.
Suzuki Celerio Safety Features
When it comes to safety, then Suzuki Celerio doesn't excel in that department. In the 2014 Euro NCAP crash test, it scored a disappointing score of 3 stars out of 5. Even though in the SZ4, we can see moderate upgrades in the safety features – Suzuki Celerio does fall short in this section as compared to its rivals. Still, if we go into the details then as a city car that is perfect for driving around the town, Suzuki Celerio’s safety features are not that bad. It has a TECT (Total Effective Control Technology) body structure that disperses the energy from an impact, protecting the driver and passengers in the process. Moreover, it has six airbags that immediately deploy whenever there is a collision.
Furthermore, Suzuki Celerio also has the ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) that keeps the car in control if it starts to wander off or loses traction. Lastly, the Hill Hold Control is an impressive feature as it makes the ascent of the car more effortless, which allows the driver to be free of any worries.
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Suppose you want a vehicle that is spacious on the inside and can maneuver across the city smoothly. In that case, Suzuki Celerio is the car for you. Although its engine and infotainment system is not updated, it is still a pretty fantastic city car. Therefore, if you’re not looking for a sports car with improved technology then, believe us, Suzuki Celerio will not be a complete disappointment for you.