Celerio Will Earn 4-Stars From ANCAP In Australia: Suzuki Photo:
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Trevor Collett | Nov, 13 2014 | 6 Comments

Suzuki Australia has responded to recent reports surrounding its incoming Celerio city car, saying the local version of the new model will be engineered to achieve a 4-Star safety rating.

Testing by Euro NCAP earlier this month gave the Celerio only a 3-Star safety rating, as the new model’s lack of standard side-airbags prompted Euro NCAP to skip the pole-impact test.

Euro NCAP’s partner in the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) is yet to crash-test the vehicle, but Suzuki’s local arm is confident of achieving a 4-Star result.

Unlike its European counterpart, the Celerio sold in Australia will be fitted with standard side-airbags and seatbelt reminders for rear-seat passengers.

This, Suzuki believes, will earn the Celerio a higher safety rating for local customers - matching the 4-Star rating of the Suzuki Alto that the Celerio replaces.

“Suzuki Australia place vehicle safety as an absolute priority and always ensure our vehicles for Australian customers are fitted with the highest possible safety features for the segment; as evidenced in our seven-airbag Swift,” Suzuki Australia General Manager, Andrew Moore, said.

“The new Celerio will be no exception and will feature dual front, side and curtain airbags, electronic stability control and more as standard.”

Further details on the local Celerio are yet to be revealed but in concept form, the Celerio - known as the A:Wind - is powered by a 1.0 litre three-cylinder engine, mated to a CVT automatic transmission.

The A:Wind is largely the same size as the current Alto, measuring 3600mm long on a 2425mm wheelbase, 1600mm wide and 1450mm tall.

The 2015 Suzuki Celerio is due to arrive in local showrooms during Q1 next year.

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