Suzuki has announced full details of its latest foray into the small car market – the Celerio, on sale in February priced from £7,995.
Despite sounding like an ice cream the Celerio is in fact a sensible, not at all fruity, attack on the new kings of economy – Dacia.
The teeny Suzuki has been on sale in India for some time under the Marutisuzuki banner and will land on these shores early next year comparatively loaded with tech.
That means you get six airbags (Driver, passenger, side and curtain), ESP, air conditioning, alloy wheels, DAB Radio, CD Tuner, USB, Bluetooth connectivity and remote central locking as standard.
An extra grand will see Suzuki fit the Celerio SZ4 with polished (shiny?) alloy wheels, rear electric windows, front fog lamps, body coloured door mirrors and chrome front grille.
Under the bonnet is the standard 1.0-litre, three-cylinder producing 67 bhp, which while not impressive means 99g/km, 65.7mpg and zero road tax.
Next summer that will be joined by an even more fuel efficient version Suzuki say is good for 78.4mg and a measly 84g/km.
Also arriving with the summer sun will be Suzuki’s Auto Gear Shift transmission. Essentially this is a manual five-speed ‘box with a hydraulic system that changes gear for you. Not quite an auto, but Suzuki say it is more fuel efficient than normally thirsty systems.