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2018-06-29 08:38

Suzuki South Africa's biggest small car receives a new look, refreshed interior and more value for owners – all at the same price as the outgoing model.

Suzuki will introduce a refreshed Celerio in GA and GL specification levels in June 2018. Suzuki has decided not to increase the price of the upgraded new Celerio and to retain its promotional 5year or 200 000km mechanical warranty. 

Refreshed design

The new Celerio has a redesigned front bumper, which features an integrated lower air intake and more assertive design.

GALLERY: 2018 Suzuki Celerio 

The bumper has a more integrated lower air intake, which narrows towards the top and ends narrower than the grille below the front number plate holder. The shape of the intake is mimicked by the moulded colour section around it to accentuate the wide blacked-out grille with its large Suzuki emblem. 
 
As before, Suzuki will add front fog lights as standard for the GL model.

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Viewed in profile, the shoulder line now runs across the car from the rear light clusters all the way to the front fog lights, as well as redesigned wheel covers,  
 
At the rear, the new design is rounded off with the addition of a wide rear garnish strip that aligns with the shoulder line on the vehicle and which visually widens the Celerio’s stance on the road. As before, the GL specification level is distinguishable from outside by the colourcoded mirrors and door handles and by the addition of chrome accents in the front grille. 

Updated interior 
 
Suzuki’s designers have retained the general layout of the front console and central instrument cluster in an effort to contain costs, but have added a two-tone design to the dashboard, with a lighter coloured bottom section.

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The two-tone theme is mirrored in the new cloth upholstery, which has a lighter patterned section in the seat-inlays. 
 
This design update serves to create an even more spacious feel to the cabin, which remains the largest in the A-segment. 
 
Generous specification 
 
The list of specifications remains untouched for both the entry-level GA and more luxurious GL models. 
 
Both models offer power steering, aircon (with pollen filter), vanity mirrors in both sun visors, a security cover and shopping bag hook in the luggage area as well as a 12V accessory socket as standard. 
 
The GA and GL specification levels offer ABS brakes, dual front airbags, seat belts for five occupants, a highmounted additional stop light, an immobiliser and childproof rear door locks.

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The GL specification level does add a host of additional creature comforts, including a Bluetooth-enabled audio system with phone integration and USB jack. GA models have been fitted with the necessary wiring and two speakers for optional radio fitment. 
 
Other creature comforts in the GL variant include front and rear electric windows, remote central door locks with a hazard-lamp answer-back function and integrated security alarm, tilt adjustment for the multi-functional steering wheel and electrically adjustable rear side mirrors.

On the instrument cluster, Suzuki adds a tachometer and outside temperature gauge. It has also added cloth inserts in the doors, a 60/40 split foldable rear bench seat and a day/night rear-view mirror to the GL specification level. 
 
Power 

The Celerio is fitted with a three-cylinder engine 1-litre capable of 55kW/90Nm.  
As before, owners can choose between the five-speed manual transmission and five-speed automated manual transmission (AMT). 

Fuel consumption is rated at 4.6-litres/100km for the auto and 4.7 litres/100km for the manual version. Emissions are rated at 110g/km for manual models and 108 g/km for the automated manual transmission model – both well below the 120g/km emission tax bracket. 
  
Suzuki has also retained the standard 2-year or 60 000km service plan on Celerio GL models. 

Prices

Celerio 1.0 GA - R136 900
Celerio 1.0 GL MT- R153 900
Celerio 1.0 GL AMT - R168 900

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