By Mike Torpey on 2015-07-03 - Driving Force news editor and responsible for organising our daily output. He was staff motoring editor of the Liverpool Echo for 20 years.
Suzuki adds extra
value Celerio model
Fans of Suzuki's new small car the Celerio can now get behind the wheel of the city slicker for £6,999 - a 'grand' less than before.
The opportunity comes courtesy of a new SZ2 derivative which completes a five model line-up comprising SZ2, SZ3, SZ3 Dualjet, SZ4 and SZ4 with Auto Gear Shift.
And although it is priced at £1,000 below the SZ3 model, standard kit for the SZ2 variant is extensive and includes six airbags, electric front windows, central locking, ESP and DAB Radio with CD Tuner.
The Celerio hit UK streets in February and more than 3,000 have been delivered so far.
In their quest for the maximum-size cabin in a compact body, the Japanese brand's designers went back to basics to deliver a roomy interior within a body of just 3,600mm and width of 1,600mm.
So plenty of height plus a non-slanting roofline allows for greater headroom while a 2,425mm long wheelbase ensures decent space for five people.
You can never expect too much from the boot in cars of this size but the capacity of 254 litres has yet to be bettered in its area of the market.
The Celerio is powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with low CO2 emissions of 99g/km and capable of returning an average 65.7 miles per gallon, while the recently launched Dualjet unit available on the SZ3 model offers even 78.4mpg and CO2 emissionsdown at 84g/km.
Cost of ownership can be even lower too for customers looking at a minimal deposit and low monthly payment option as Suzuki Financial Services is offering a low rate PCP for the SZ2 model with monthly payments of just £79 over 42 months with a deposit of £1,816 and a final payment of £2,685 to keep the car.
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