Bangkok Live – Suzuki Celerio with CVT gearbox

Posted on: Mar 25, 2014 - 12:55pm IST

Suzuki Thailand today unveiled the Suzuki Celerio at the ongoing Bangkok Motor Show.

Suzuki Celerio centre console - Bangkok Live

Unlike the Indian version which comes with an AMT, the Celerio shown here featured a CVT gearbox, along with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The hatchback qualifies as an Eco Car under the Thai government norms and carries the same K10B engine as in India and is a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder 12-valve engine that makes 67 hp at 6,000 rpm and 90 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm.

Suzuki Celerio CVT gearstalk - Bangkok Live

Production and sales of the Suzuki Celerio for the Thai market will begin in May 2014. The hatchback is based on the Suzuki A:WIND concept that had its international debut at the Thailand International Expo in November last year.

Suzuki Thailand says in its press release that the car would be manufactured at its Rayong facility and be exported to Europe as well, which explains Maruti Suzuki temporarily ceasing exports to Europe.

Suzuki Celerio front three quarter left - Bangkok Live

Dimensionally, the Thai Celerio is identical measuring 3,600 mm in length, 1,600 mm in width, 1,540 mm in height and sports a wheelbase of 2,425 mm. It also has a boot space of 254 liters.

Suzuki Celerio – Bangkok – Image Gallery

Suzuki Celerio in Bangkok – Press Release

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4 thoughts on “Bangkok Live – Suzuki Celerio with CVT gearbox

  1. David says:

    I note the press release does not tell us how much less fuel efficient and more polluting the CVT is compared to the AMT!
    I hope Suzuki send the AMT version to the UK, otherwise the automatic drive will remain a niche market here.

  2. GB says:

    Thx for that, Karthik.

    Would u know of any cars that employ the angular shaft to mate the CVT with the engine?


  3. GB says:

    Karthik, Thats interesting. Y do u think Suzuki employs the CVT for Thailand and AMT for India?

    Is this CVT mated to the engine via a angular shaft arrangement or the conventional torque converter?


    1. Karthik H says:

      It’s got a torque converter.
      As for why CVT for Thailand and AMT for India, it could be any number of reasons from fuel efficiency (AMT is more fuel efficient than this CVT) to sourcing (The CVT gearbox would have to come either from Suzuki Thailand or China as their suppliers don’t make it in India. Even if the Celerio’s volumes justify a supplier’s decision to manufacture the CVT gearbox in India, to translate into actual production could take a minimum of a year, by which time the fascination for the car might wear off) to cost (The AMT ‘box is just cheaper for Maruti to procure than the CVT).


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