The reigning Cars.co.za Consumer Awards - Powered by WesBank, Budget Car of the Year, the Suzuki Celerio, is due for a small facelift in the first half of 2018. Here's what you can expect.
Suzuki's plucky little Celerio is a value-packed offering at the cheaper end of the market. Offering surprising spaciousness, combined with a decent list of standard features and Suzuki's strong reputation for reliability and good service, this budget hatch surprised at the 2016/17 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards - Powered by WesBank, by emerging tops in its category.
First uncovered on IndianAutosBlog, the Celerio is now due for a small upgrade which will most likely reach South Africa during the second quarter of 2018. Don't expect too much change, however, as it's only a minor facelift, mainly comprising restyled bumpers (front and rear), a revised grille and slightly reprofiled rear tailgate on the outside. Inside, it gets a few trim tweaks, too, but it remains to be seen whether the predominantly beige seat upholstery will also be offered in South Africa.
There will be no changes to the powertrain, with the willing little 3-cylinder, 1.0-litre engine set to continue. It delivers 50kW/90Nm in the 3 models currently offered.