IAB Report – Suzuki Celerio launched in Thailand with CVT
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Suzuki has started sales of the Suzuki Celerio in the Thai market. The Thai Celerio received its local debut at the Bangkok Motor Show in March this year. The Celerio for Thailand is made at Suzuki’s plant in Rayong, Thailand. The same facility will also export the Celerio to European markets.
The Thai Celerio is powered by the same three-cylinder 1.0-liter K-Series engine as the Indian model. Producing 68 PS and 90 Nm of torque, the output of the engine is also identical to the Indian model. However, where the Indian Celerio is offered with a choice of a 5-speed MT or AMT (automated manual transmission), the Thai Celerio either gets a 5-speed manual or a CVT.
The Celerio in Thailand is classified as an ‘Eco Car’ (Eco Cars are those which return more than 20 km/l). Three variants are available currently – GA (MT), GL (CVT) and GLX (CVT). Prices range from 359,00 Baht (INR 6.45 lakhs) to 488,000 Baht (INR 8.77 lakhs).
A driver side airbag is a standard feature on all variants. The mid-level GL model adds ABS and EBD, while the top-end GLX sees the addition of a passenger airbag as well. In India, Maruti offers these features only on the top-end Celerio ZXi MT.
Suzuki Thailand also offers an optional body kit for the Celerio which gives the car side skirts and bumper spoilers.