Suzuki Australia has confirmed that its all-new Celerio light hatch, now mended and with a clean bill of health, will be available for sale from March 1.
The news follows the discovery of a mechanical fault that caused complete brake failure during British motoring media tests earlier this year.
The carmaker immediately halted sales in affected markets, including Australia, where the new model’s launch had been only days away when the news broke.
Suzuki’s local arm has now confirmed that the issue, which centred on the brake pedal’s release mechanism, has been rectified.
The Australian branch is now understandably taking an upbeat tone as it works to build interest in its replacement for the popular and highly awarded Alto.
"The all new Celerio is the culmination of Suzuki engineers small car know how and represents outstanding value with automatic transmission Celerio from just $13,990 Drive Away," the company said in its release today.
"It is the first in a wave of new models set to spark a new era of growth for Suzuki."
For full pricing and details of the new Celerio, see our earlier article here.
Watch for TMR’s first-drive review to come in March.