It’s the cheapest car in Australia when it comes to drive away pricing – but do you just get what you pay for?
The Suzuki Celerio has its work cut out for it, with the micro car segment getting more and more competitive. The Kia Picanto has just arrived and the Holden Spark has been launched with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.
The Celerio is priced at just $12,990 drive-away with a manual transmission.
Our test car has a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and it’s finished in Mineral Grey Metallic. However, if you like colour and want something a little brighter you could decide to go with Sunshine Yellow pearl.
It’s pretty basic in here, there are limited steering wheel controls; nothing mounted on the face of the steering wheel, which is something many of its competitors have. You do however get Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a CD player and MP3 capability.
In the back, there is decent room and two adults could handle a trip in there and if you’re after boot space then the Celerio offers 254-litres and hides a space saver spare under the floor.
Under the bonnet there’s a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine – for some insight into what it’s like on the road here’s CarAdvice team member Marcus, who is in the target age range for this car.
The Celerio unfortunately only scored a four-star ANCAP rating, there are plenty of cars in this segment with five.
Suzuki offers a three-year/100,000km warranty and a five-year capped-price servicing program.
The Celerio is cheap – but it needs to step it up in other areas.
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