After making its global debut in India late last year, the 2022 Suzuki Celerio is now in the Philippines. It’s also assembled in the aforementioned nation, and we’re also one of the first markets in the ASEAN region to get the all-new Celerio.
Only one variant will be sold in two transmission choices. This means that you can expect all 2022 Suzuki Celerio models to feature a design theme called 3D organic sculpted design, and this is characterized by more defined side character lines, a bolder grille, sculpted front and rear bumpers, and swept-back headlights. The rear end also looks more defined with its new tailgate and larger taillights. Also offered as standard are 15-inch black alloy wheels.
Dimensionally, the all-new 2022 Suzuki Celerio is ever-so-slightly bigger than the model it replaces. It now measures 3,695 mm long (+95 m), 1,655 mm (+55 mm) wide, and 1,555 mm tall (+15 mm). For more interior room, the wheelbase has been stretched by 10 mm to 2,435 mm.
Just like the exterior, the interior has also been completely redesigned as well. The dashboard now features a more stylish design, while key features such as the gauges and touch screen have been modernized. Thanks to the larger wheelbase, legroom has been increased, while trunk space now stands at 295 liters. As for connectivity, a 6.2-inch Sony infotainment system with Bluetooth, USB, and Weblink 2.0 comes as standard.
Powering the 2022 Suzuki Celerio is a new K10C 1.0-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 67 hp and 89 Nm of torque. Weirdly enough, that’s a gain of 1 hp and a drop of 1 Nm, so you win some, and then you lose some. Nevertheless, this new engine benefits from Dualjet technology with dual fuel injectors, which offers better thermal efficiency. This means that more of the fuel is actually combusted into actual power rather than just being wasted as heat.
Combined with the new five-speed manual and first-ever five-speed automated manual transmission (AMT) that Suzuki markets as Auto Gear Shift, the all-new Celerio has been certified by the Automobile Association Philippines (AAP) to have a fuel economy figure of up to 28.25 km/l. One of the contributing factors to this is its engine start-stop system, which shuts off the engine when the vehicle isn’t moving.
As for safety, the all-new Suzuki Celerio comes with ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, two SRS airbags, hill start assist, and electronic stability control.
The all-new 2022 Suzuki Celerio will go on sale in the Philippines on May 7, 2022,