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2014 Suzuki Alto Celerio set for European debut

Hot on the heels of its global debut in New Delhi this week, Suzuki will show its new Celerio sub-light hatch at the Geneva motor show next month.

Described as a new global A-segment model, the new Celerio – which will likely be rebadged Alto for Australia – will replace the existing generation which is produced in two distinct versions between Japan and several other markets including the Indian-built Australian Alto.

Thanks to a leaked brochure, we can confirm that the Indian-spec model will retain the current 50kW/90Nm 1.0-litre three cylinder engine, but has grown 100mm in length, 90mm in height, with 65mm added to the wheelbase.

Seating capacity has expanded to five for the Indian-spec model, but it is unclear at that stage whether Australian models will also grow from the current four-seat layout.

The brochure also noted a cargo capacity of 235-litres, which is more than double the current model’s 110-litre rating.

Suzuki claims the model boasts “an outstandingly roomy interior for an A-segment car as well as class-leading low CO2 emissions.”

This suggests an improvement from the current model’s combined fuel consumption figures of 4.7L/100km in five-speed manual and 5.3L/100km with the four-speed automatic.

Australian spec and availability are yet to be confirmed, but based on the timing of its New Delhi and Geneva appearances, we can figure on a local debut towards the end of the year.