The Suzuki Celerio that will replace the Alto in early 2015 as the Japanese brand’s most affordable car in Australia has been unveiled in India.
Suzuki’s new-generation micro car remains true to the 2013 A-wind concept that previewed Celerio.
A European-specification version of the car will be shown at the Geneva motor show in March, where details of the Celerio will be more forthcoming.
CarAdvice understands the Celerio is slightly bigger than the current Alto but will feature the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine with 50kW of power and 90Nm of torque.
The Suzuki Alto is imported from India but the Celerio is expected to be sourced for Australia from a new Thailand plant that will also account for European deliveries. The Alto is currently priced from $11,790.
Suzuki is busy preparing a number of new models. It recently launched the SX4 S-Cross compact SUV and is working on replacements for the Grand Vitara and Jimny, while company sources have indicated to CarAdvice that a new small car is in development.