The Suzuki Celerio will come equipped with the DualJet 3-cylinder engine, in addition to the 1.0-litre K-Series petrol engine sold on the Indian spec version.
Launched in the country earlier this year, Suzuki will be launching the Celerio (Alto globally) hatchback on 24th November in Germany with two engine options. While the old generation Alto (A-Star in India) was exported from India to the European market, the new Celerio is being exported from Thailand and comes with a new 3-cylinder DualJet engine in addition to the 1.0-litre K-Series petrol engine available on the Indian version. The European spec Celerio was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March year soon after its Indian debut.
Coming to the powertrain, the 1.0-litre K-Series 3-cylinder petrol motor gets no changes and will produce 68 PS of power and 90 Nm of torque on the European Celerio and will power the base variants on the hatchback. The new 3-cylinder DualJet engine on the other hand is the more powerful unit and comes with a higher compression ratio, twin fuel injectors and even Start-Stop system for improved fuel efficiency. While dimensions remain the same, the European Celerio has been lowered by 10 mm for improved aerodynamics that helps in achieving the fuel efficiency figure of 27.7 km/l.
In comparison, the Indian spec Celerio returns 23.25 km/l on both the manual and automatic transmission options. While the model in India gets an AMT unit, the European Celerio will come with a regular CVT automatic transmission along with the 5-speed manual unit. The car will also be equipped with a list of safety features including ABS, EBD and dual front airbags mandated in the country on all variants as well as four additional airbags, Hill Hold Assist and ESP. The European version will compete against the Hyundai i10, Volkswagen UP!, Skoda Citigo, Toyota Aygo, Renault Twingo and the likes in the segment.
Source – Autobild