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Thursday, November 11, 2021

2022 Suzuki Celerio Drops CVT For AGS, Ups Safety


Suzuki has just unveiled the all-new 2022 Celerio in India. Promising to bring freshness to the entry-level hatchback segment, the all-new Celerio features a new design language coupled with first-in-segment safety and convenience technologies.

The all-new 2022 Celerio exudes a more dynamic stance thanks to its new 3D organic sculpted design. The sweeping front headlights, droplet-style taillights, and new signature grille give it a more unique signature. Front fog lamps, side-mirror turn signal indicators, and black 15-inch alloy wheels are other available features further adding to its curb appeal.

Inside, the all-new Celerio continues with the same 3D organic sculpted design. The twin-slot center AC vents feature chrome accents, while the barrel-type side air vents offer a bit of sportiness to the sub-B-segment mini. AGS-equipped variants also have a new gear shift lever design.



Comfort and convenience features of the 2022 Celerio include a segment-first push-start system, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, and 60/40 split-folding rear seats.

Riding on the HEARTECT platform, the all-new Celerio is bigger with enlarged shoulder and leg room. Luggage space has also been improved.

Powering the 2022 Celerio is Suzuki’s K10C engine. The 998-cc (1-liter) 3-cylinder engine features the brand’s Dual Jet technology. Coupled with dual variable valve timing and segment-first idle start-stop, the Celerio offers up to 26.68 km/L making it the most fuel-efficient gas-powered car in India.



This next-generation K-series engine also features cooled EGR, an integrated exhaust manifold, and an auto tensioner system. All in all, power is rated at 66 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 89 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. A 5-speed manual is standard, but Suzuki’s clutchless manual, the AGS or Auto Gear Shift, is also available.

Addressing concerns on safety, the all-new Celerio has upped its safety game. Its made of high-tensile steel enabling it to comply with all global crash safety regulations. Moreover, it comes with dual SRS airbags as standard, while AGS-equipped models come with hill hold assist.

2022 Suzuki Celerio Specifications
  • Overall Length: 3,695 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,655 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,555 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,435 mm
  • Front Track: 1,430 mm (1,440 mm for 15-inch models)
  • Rear Track: 1,440 mm (1,450 mm for 15-inch models)
  • Curb Weight: 800 to 825 kilograms
  • Front Suspension: MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: Torsion Beam
  • Front Brakes: Disc
  • Rear Brakes: Drum
  • Wheels & Tires: 165/70R14 or 175/60R15
  • Steering: Electric Power Steering
  • Engine: 998-cc (1.0-liter) K10C
  • 3 Cylinder, 4 Valves Per Cylinder
  • Maximum Output: 66 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 89 Nm @ 3,500 rpm
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT or AGS

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