Suzuki Celerio enters RP market

 

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(UPDATED gallery and video) Suzuki Philippines has unveiled the Celerio, a mini hatchback suited for driving in tight urban traffic.

Dubbed as a "couture compact car," the latest India-made Japanese car to enter the Philippine market boasts of a European design, inside and out.

"The Celerio fits right in between the Alto and the Swift. So if you're looking for a truly mass-market car, the Alto's for you. If you have money to spend and you want a sporty hatchback, there's the Swift. But if you're a college student or if you're a young, married couple, then the Celerio's for you," said Arvie Fugoso, Suzuki assistant manager for automobile marketing.

The Celerio caters to a young market with its aerodynamic design that boasts a "boy-racer look." It measures 3,500 mm in length, 1,600 mm in width and 1,470 mm in height.

The car sustains its sporty feel on the inside with the dashboard-mounted rev counter and the bucket seats.

Under the hood, the Celerio is powered by a 1.0-liter 12-valve three-cylinder gasoline-fed engine. It meets the Euro 3 emission standards.

Celerio comes in five-speed manual transmission at P528,000 and in four-speed automatic transmission at P569,000.

For safety, the Celerio is packed with dual front airbags, side door beams, and anti-lock brake system with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist.

The Celerio is available in Arctic White Pearl Metallic, Silky Silver Metallic, Desert Brown Metallic, Fortune Rose Petal Metallic, and Paradise Blue Pearl Metallic.

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  • pat Jun 09 2009 @ 01:43pm
    wow. doesn't look much of a 'boy-racer' to me. i do remember this being previewed on our TG mag. supposedly, that was going to be the new alto.
  • CaptSlow0310 Jun 09 2009 @ 09:37pm
    it looks promising for a person with limited ways & means to buy a sensible inexpensive small city car but from the looks of it, the celerio is a girl's car. i've driven the alto & it is tiny in everything, size, feel, power. i'll take a look at it if it compares with my benchmark, the hyundai i10. if it's good, i'll consider it but otherwise i'll stick with the hyundai. why doesn't toyota bring the tiny aygo here? that would be brilliant. the boys at TG liked it.
  • feeter Jun 09 2009 @ 10:47pm
    Mixed Kia Picanto and Hyundai i10, the side view remind me of Toyota Avanza. Sporty looks, though I thought of 3-cylinder, 12 valve engine, being gossipped as "masirain" during he 90's cars.
  • myk384 Jun 10 2009 @ 08:42am
    they say it's the new alto
  • kylejoszef Jun 13 2009 @ 08:46pm
    I cant Believe is in the Philippines!
  • Jun 14 2009 @ 09:15am
  • m0nk Dec 27 2009 @ 05:40pm
    at least it looks nice compared to the alto
  • Anna Barbara L. Lorenzo Feb 08 2010 @ 11:33am
    The Suzuki Celerio review will come out soon!
  • borikyo Mar 12 2010 @ 09:00pm
    maybe they should start rebuilding Swift not launching a new mini car.
  • automan Jul 25 2010 @ 01:39pm
    ok ang celerio... tried driving it thru SLEX and NLEX.. walang effect from bus or any other big cars
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