2015 Suzuki Celerio Priced at £7,999 in the UK

In Great Britain, the cheapest new car pounds sterling can buy is the Romanian-made Dacia Sandero. For £5,995, the B-segment hatchback is all things to all men and women, especially for those people in the market for their first car.
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First time car owners look for three main qualities in particular: cheapness, reliability and great fuel economy. Even the basic 1.2-liter 75 horsepower Dacia Sandero Access returns a reasonable 48.7 mpg. For a little under £8,000, you can step up to the generously equipped Laureate specification.

But what if you want something different? That’s where the Suzuki Celerio comes on the scene. If you’re not accustomed to this model, well, let’s go through the essentials - it’s made in India, it comes with a 1-liter three-cylinder engine with 68 PS and the entry-level SZ3 trim level costs just £7,999.

That dribble of money comes with highlights such as six airbags, ESP, air conditioning, alloy wheels, DAB Radio, CD Tuner, USB, Bluetooth connectivity and remote central locking. If you spend £1k more, you are given the SZ4 model, which adds polished alloys, rear electric windows, front fog lamps, body colored door mirrors and some chrome at the front.

It’s not fair to compare it the two considering one’s in the A-segment, while the Sandero is a supermini hatchback, but the Celerio has some tricks up its sleeve. Firstly, the 2,425 mm wheelbase provides plenty of space in the cabin for 5 occupants.

Then there’s the low CO2 emissions of 99 grams / km and the 65.7 UK mpg on the combined cycle. Last but not least, the boot is at the top of the A-segment thanks to a luggage capacity of 254 litres.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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