Suzuki Celerio

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Suzuki Celerio
2017 Suzuki Celerio SZ4 Automatic 1.0 Front.jpg
2017 Suzuki Celerio SZ4 (United Kingdom)
Overview
ManufacturerSuzuki
Also calledSuzuki Cultus (Pakistan)
Production2015–present
AssemblyIndia: Manesar (Maruti Suzuki)
Thailand: Rayong (Suzuki Thailand)
Pakistan: Karachi (Pak Suzuki Motors)
Body and chassis
ClassCity car (A)
Body style5-door hatchback
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine793 cc E08A I2 (turbodiesel)

998 cc 3rd Gen K10B/K-Next I3 (petrol)

998 cc K10C-Dual Jet VVT (Non-Turbo)
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,425 mm (95.5 in)[1]
Length3,600 mm (141.7 in)[1]
Width1,600 mm (63.0 in)[1]
Height1,540 mm (60.6 in)[1]
Curb weight785 kg (1,731 lb)[1]
Chronology
PredecessorSuzuki Alto/A-Star (seventh generation)
Suzuki Cultus (second generation, Pakistan)

The Suzuki Celerio is a city car produced by the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki that was first unveiled in February 2014. It is manufactured by Pak Suzuki Motors in Pakistan as a rebadged version of the Cultus, Maruti Suzuki in India and Suzuki Motor Thailand in Rayong Province Thailand. It replaces the A-Star and Zen Estilo, and is marketed to compete with the Tata Indica, Honda Brio, Hyundai i10, Ford Figo, Chevrolet Beat and Nissan Micra Active.[2][3]

Suzuki unveiled the Celerio at the Auto Expo 2014,[4] after being previewed as the A:Wind concept model at the Thailand International Motor Expo in November 2013.[5][6] The Celerio has twelve versions available in India.

The Celerio was Pakistan's first car with AutoGear Shift technology. The Maruti Suzuki A-Star is India's first car with an automatic gear shift called EZ Drive. The petrol engine is a Suzuki K-series K10B latest revision called K-Next (not same as Wagon R K10B, because Wagon R has compression ratio of 10:1 while Celerio/Cultus has 11:1).[7][8] The gearbox is basically a manual transmission with a transmission control unit (TCU) that actuates the hydraulics to shift the gears.[9]

History[edit]

The Suzuki Celerio was launched in India with six variants (base model ex showroom price of INR 3.75 lakhs).[10] The diesel version of Celerio was introduced in the second quarter of 2015. The hatchback is currently available in petrol and CNG fuel options.[11] The Celerio X is a premium variant of Celerio with a sportier look, equipped with AGS technology, Striking X graphic and grille design.

It was launched on the European market in the second half of 2014, having its European premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014.[12] However, the British, Irish, Australian and New Zealand market (ceased being built for this market in 2017) are produced in the Suzuki's Rayong manufacturing plant in Thailand.

Safety[edit]

The Suzuki Celerio scored 3 of 5 stars when tested by Euro NCAP in 2014 and 4 of 5 by ANCAP in 2015.[13][14] ANCAP and Euro NCAP received criticism claiming they underscored the Celerio relative to other cars that had fewer airbags or performed worse in crash tests.[15]

The India version of the Celerio was awarded zero stars by the Global NCAP after a test conducted in May 2016.[16][17] The basic version of the Celerio in India does not include airbags and the body shell of the vehicle was rated by the Global NCAP as "unstable".[18]

Diesel[edit]

Maruti Suzuki introduced its all new 793cc diesel engine in the Celerio on 3 June 2015, at a price of INR 4.65 lacs. The Celerio diesel is powered by Suzuki’s first indigenously developed two cylinder motor that delivers 46 bhp of max power and 125 Nm of peak torque. It also promises to deliver a segment best mileage of 27.62 km/l.

Dimensionally, it is identical to the petrol version.[19]

The Celerio diesel variant was discontinued in February 2017.[20]

Sales[edit]

Calendar Year India Thailand
2014 67,616 1,862[21]
2015 82,961 2,487[22]
2016 90,481 1,187[23]
2017 100,860 922[24]
2018 100,957

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e http://www.suzuki.fr/media/pdf/catalogue/celerio.pdf
  2. ^ Chauhan, Chanchal Pal (7 February 2014). "Auto Expo 2014: Maruti Celerio hatchback launched at a starting price of Rs 3.90 lakh". The Economic Times. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  3. ^ Mohan, Anand (14 February 2014). "Maruti Celerio: Competition Check". The Economic Times. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  4. ^ CarWale Team. "Maruti Suzuki launches the Celerio for Rs 3.90 lakh at the Auto Expo 2014". Carwale.com. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.globalsuzuki.com/globalnews/2013/1128.html
  6. ^ http://www.globalsuzuki.com/globalnews/2014/0325.html
  7. ^ http://www.motorbeam.com/cars/maruti-celerio/suzuki-celerio-makes-european-debut-at-2014-geneva-motor-show/
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 May 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "How does Maruti Celerio's Auto gearbox work?". Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Maruti Suzuki Celerio". Overdrive. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  11. ^ "Maruti Suzuki Celerio Diesel to hit the Indian market". CarTrade. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  12. ^ http://www.globalsuzuki.com/globalnews/2014/0304.html
  13. ^ "Euro NCAP safety test, Suzuki Celerio" (PDF). Euro NCAP. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  14. ^ http://www.ancap.com.au/safety-ratings/suzuki/celerio/564458
  15. ^ http://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/ancap-confuses-with-renault-captur-and-suzuki-celerio-safety-ratings-30920
  16. ^ "Zero Stars For All Cars In Latest Global NCAP Crash Tests". Global NCAP. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  17. ^ http://www.globalncap.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2016-Suzuki-Maruti-Celerio-NO-Airbags.pdf
  18. ^ "Celerio, Kwid, Scorpio among Indian cars scoring zero in safety test". 17 May 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  19. ^ CarDekho Team. "Maruti Suzuki Celerio Diesel Launched". CarDekho.com. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  20. ^ Ronak Shah. "Diesel variants of Maruti Suzuki Celerio discontinued". ET Auto. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  21. ^ "Thailand cars sales report 2014". HeadlightMag.com. Thailand. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  22. ^ "Thailand cars sales report 2015". HeadlightMag.com. Thailand. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  23. ^ "Thailand cars sales report 2016". HeadlightMag.com. Thailand. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  24. ^ "Thailand cars sales report 2017". HeadlightMag.com. Thailand. Retrieved 24 October 2018.

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