Suzuki Celerio, one of the few global cars that the Japanese manufacturer sells in Asia and also in Europe is getting more attention in the UK. The small segment model will offer its UK clients two new improvements, called Dualjet and Auto Gear Shift.
Suzuki Dualjet Engine
The new Dualjet engine emits 84g/km of CO2 and attains 78.4mpg on the EC Combined fuel cycle making it the most fuel efficient new car on sale for less than £10,000. Dualjet is a lot less in fact, as it is on sale for £8,499 which is just £500 more than the 99g/km SZ3 model.
Suzuki Auto Gear Shift
Also now on sale is Suzuki’s new development in automated manual gearbox technology. Known as Auto Gear Shift (AGS), this system features an Intelligent Shift Control Actuator positioned at the top of the transmission that operates the gearshift and clutch automatically.
With AGS, the driver can benefit automatic driving, particularly in city traffic, but without any loss in fuel efficiency or increase in CO2 that would normally be the case with a conventional torque converter equipped automatic transmission. CO2 emissions are 99g/km with AGS. A unique feature of the Suzuki AGS is a low speed ‘creep’ facility which allows the car to move in gear without the accelerator being applied, ideal in slow traffic and when parking.
AGS is offered on the top SZ4 grade for £9,799 representing an additional £800 over the manual transmission model.
Standard specification highlights for all Celerio models is extended and now includes six airbags (Driver, passenger, side and curtain), ESP, air conditioning, alloy wheels, DAB Radio, CD Tuner, USB, Bluetooth connectivity and remote central locking.