SUZUKI CELERIO REVEALED
Why did the gardener quit? Because his celery wasn't high enough… (Had to do it - Ed.)
The new model is named Celerio, which is already used in place of Alto in some markets and is expected to become a global name from 2015. An Australian launch is set for early next year.
Details for the new model are still to come, although it is believed that production will shift to Thailand, rather than India where Australia’s Alto is currently manufactured.
In concept form, the Celerio - known as the A:Wind when it appeared last year - is again powered by a 1.0 litre three-cylinder engine, this time mated exclusively 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.
By comparison, the current Alto measures 3580mm long on a 2360mm wheelbase, 1680mm wide and 1400mm taller.
In concept form, the A:Wind's chrome grille garnish extends into the projector/LED headlight assembly, although these new shots reveal a simplified design.
Other details, such as interior features and rear-end design, are still to be revealed.
Watch for the Celerio to make its official debut in Geneva next month.