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Suzuki Celerio City Car Coming to the UK in February 2015

Dubbed as an A+ compact car because it exceeds A-segment vehicle standards in terms of interior space, the Suzuki Celerio will be made available in the United Kingdom in February. We know what you’re thinking at this very moment - Celerio what?
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Because it’s made in India, Suzuki’s new model is a little bit Indian by nature too. A proper example of that comes in the form of its name. Try not to laugh, but Celerio is translated to Celestial River according to the Maruti Suzuki India joint venture.

The UK-spec Suzuki Celerio then. After it was showcased by the Japanese brand at this year’s edition of the Geneva Motor Show, the all-new global compact city car will arrive on British soil sporting a class leading luggage capacity of 254 litres. If we’re to be completely honest, that’s the only detail the Suzuki Celerio can boast about. No really!

The interior may be roomy thanks to an overall length of 3,600 mm and a width of 1,600 mm, but the 2,425 mm wheelbase isn’t nearly enough to accommodate five adults comfortably. That’s because rear headroom and legroom is a little limited for those taller than 1.80 m (5.9 feet). As for standard features, six airbags, ESP, air con, a DAB radio with Bluetooth and some alloy wheels will have to suffice.

As you might’ve guessed by now, the oily bits aren’t that impressive as well. At first the UK-spec Celerio is equipped with a 998-cc three-cylinder engine with just 67 horsepower and 90 Nm of torque on tap. If you wait ’til summer 2015, Suzuki will add a second powertrain option to the Celerio comprising of a more economical engine mated to an automated manual transmission dubbed Auto Gear Shift.
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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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