Surprisingly expensive

Bensheim, October 27, 2014

Much has been rumored in advance: Is Suzuki's new small car Celerio a price breaker? Now it is clear: The Indian-built Alto successor is not the expected ultimate bargain when he rolled in late November 2014 dealers.

relative size

The 3.60 meters long and 1.60 meters wide without mirrors Suzuki Celerio has a 254 liter boot in the normal state. These are three liters more than the classes bestseller VW Up and two liters more than the Hyundai i10 offers. On paper, therefore, as celebrated by the manufacturer, a class figure. A direct comparison of Celerio stands out but not exceptional. The same applies to the design and the engines of the only five-door Suzuki offered.

expensive technology

Standard unit is a 1.0 - liter gasoline engine with 68 hp, which is specified with 4.3 liter average fuel consumption and 99 grams of CO2. Still less, namely only 3.6 liters, to consume with Dualjet injection of newly developed one-liter petrol engine. However, it costs 1,100 € extra charge and is available only in the central equipment to the " Club ". Who does not like the way off itself, can draw from the spring of 2015 an automatic transmission.

rather average

The starting price is 9,690 euros, only Free - color is white. Thus, the Suzuki Celerio is located in the middle - classes, also with regard to the equipment: a radio or air conditioning, one looks in vain, but are a factory tilt steering wheel, electric front windows and central locking are included. Therefore, the handle is worth to the club version for 10,890 euros. Here are air conditioning, an audio system with Bluetooth hands-free and steering wheel remote control, a USB port and curtain airbags on the pitch. Rather optical nature are the additional extras of the top version " Comfort " for 11,490 euros. She also offers 14 - inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, a chrome front grille and rear windows.

A Japanese kann`s cheaper

Nevertheless, the price crown at the micro car deserves the Mitsubishi Space Star, which is already available for 6,990 euros in skimmed equipment. As the Suzuki brand new, but even 100 euros cheaper is the Renault Twingo. Who spontaneously looking for a city car from the size of Celerio, should have a look at Fiat: There is the Panda until the end of the month as a special " Mystyle " with 69 hp, 14 - inch aluminum rims, air conditioning and radio already for 8,990 euros . ( rh )