The current (first generation) Suzuki Celerio debuted back in 2014, the company has been working on the successor for quite some time but got hit with multiple delays. Originally set to arrive early in late 2020, the launch of second-generation Suzuki Celerio was delayed multiple times due to COVID-19 pandemic & lockdowns.
Although pictures of camouflaged test mules as well as patent images were leaked on the internet already, we now have the latest images of completely undisguised examples of the next generation Suzuki Celerio shot during some promotional campaign, fully revealing its exterior design. The 2nd generation Celerio is a major departure from that of the existing model with a more rounded appearance and a rather sedate fascia featuring rounded sweptback headlamps & a smaller grille bisected by a chrome strip that connect the headlights.
Side profile shows us side mirrors with integrated turn signals, a high bonnet, thick c-pillar and multi-spoke alloys. At the back, the tail-lights are mounted high while the bumper is indented with horizontally oriented reflector elements. The tailgate having a back wiper is rather small, pointing at a high loading lip.
The 2nd gen Suzuki Celerio sits on the same lightweight ‘Heartect’ platform which underpins the current-gen Swift & Wagon R. The new Celerio will grow in size as well and is expected to have a longer wheelbase & a wider cabin than the current generation model (Cultus) we have here, that will help the car offer better interior space for its occupants.
As seen in previous spy images, the interior of 2nd gen Suzuki Celerio will have a new 3-spoke steering wheel, vertically oriented air vents around a large protruded multimedia unit housing, revised center console area with 12V power socket below the air-conditioning controls. The instrument cluster also gets a bigger multi-information display area behind the steering wheel. The next generation Celerio is speculated to come equipped with an updated infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
As per reports, the all new Celerio will likely come with two engine options. Alongside the known 1.0-liter petrol, there will likely be a more powerful 1.2-liter K-series petrol engine with transmission options including a 5-speed manual and an AMT automatic. The 2nd gen Suzuki Celerio is expected to begin arriving at dealerships in India towards the end of this month.
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