The Suzuki Celerio has received an update for the UK market with the introduction of two new derivatives to the range which are the Dualjet and Auto Gear Shift models. The new Dualjet engine emits 84g/km of CO2 and attains 78.4mpg on the EC Combined fuel cycle making it the most fuel efficient new car on sale for less than £10,000.
But what is new in the Dualjet motor? The new engine incorporates twin fuel injectors which is claimed to deliver improved fuel economy. Dualjet technology positions the fuel injectors very close to the engine inlet valves and allows for a finer fuel mixture which is said to provide a more effective transfer into the engine. This engine also incorporates a stop start facility when stationary.
Also now on sale is Suzuki’s new development in automated manual gearbox technology. Known as Auto Gear Shift (AGS), this system features an Intelligent Shift Control Actuator positioned at the top of the transmission that operates the gearshift and clutch automatically.
Suzuki says that with AGS, the driver can enjoy the effortless driving of an automatic, particularly in city traffic, but without any loss in fuel efficiency or increase in CO2. CO2 emissions are only 99g/km and Celerio with AGS is therefore VED exempt. A unique feature of the Suzuki AGS is a low speed ‘creep’ facility which allows the car to move in gear without the accelerator being applied, ideal in slow traffic and when parking.