If there's one Suzuki vehicle that is due for a replacement, it's the Celerio. Serving as one of the brand's smallest offerings (apart from the S-Presso), the current model has been on sale in the country since 2015. It has yet to receive an exterior refresh, but it did get a mild update in the form of extra features, such as a touchscreen head unit and reverse parking sensors.
A facelifted version debuted in India in 2018, but it never arrived as Suzuki Philippines sources the Celerio from Thailand. With the hatchback already six years old, it seems now is the right time for a next-generation model to debut.
Luckily, Suzuki has just revealed a teaser image of the all-new Celerio. Best of all, they are now accepting reservations for the new model. Set to be revealed in India on November 10, the hatchback will look vastly different from the outgoing model.
Unlike the current hatchback which has a swoopy design, the new one will have a more angular styling. It also adopts a new pair of headlights, a restyled front grille, defined wheel arches, and redesigned bumpers. We also get to see the hatchback's new rear thanks to several spy photos. If the pictures are to be believed, it will get larger taillights, an updated tailgate design, and new reflectors.
Like the exterior, Suzuki also redesigned the Celerio's interior. It gets a new three-spoke steering wheel, a revamped center stack with updated aircon vents, a bigger touchscreen infotainment system, faux metal accents, and a push-start button.
Under the hood, the 2022 Celerio could continue to use a 1.0-liter, naturally-aspirated three-cylinder engine. It will supposedly put out 67 PS with 90 Nm of torque and paired to either a five-speed manual or a five-speed automated manual transmission called 'Auto Gear Shift (AGS).
With the official launch happening tomorrow, we won't have to wait long before Suzuki reveals the next-generation hatchback to the public. With that, could the all-new Thai-spec Celerio look similar to the one that will debut in India? And how long do we have to wait until it gets here?