Suzuki double winner at What Car? awards 2019
Added: 29 January 2019
Suzuki continued its success at the annual What Car? Awards, picking up from where it left off last year.
Both the Suzuki Celerio SZ2 city car and Suzuki Ignis SZ5 SHVS topped their respective categories for ‘Best City Car for less than £9,000’ and ‘Best Small SUV for less than £15,000’.
In the Celerio’s case, it’s the third successive year in which it has come out on top. Whereas the Ignis’ prize comes on the back of being named ‘Best True MPG’ at the awards last year. The Smart Hybrid by Suzuki technology in the Ignis means it can achieve an unbeatable 59.6mpg
Each car is judged comprehensively by the What Car? editorial team. Steve Huntingford, Editor, said of the 1.0-litre Celerio SZ2: “The Celerio is a car that makes you ask a simple question: ‘Why pay more?’
“It’s well equipped, spacious and very frugal. For [£8,999], there really is nothing that can touch it.”
Huntingford went on the say: “Suzuki has a long history of producing small cars and SUVs, and this experience shows in the quality of the models in its current range.
“Fun and frugal are two words which aptly describe the Ignis. Indeed, it remains the most economical car we’ve ever tested, returning 59.6mpg in our True MPG test. Suzuki’s reliability record is outstanding too, so every journey should be trouble-free.”
The Celerio is now equipped with Suzuki’s higher-tech 1.0-litre Dualjet petrol engine as standard. The Dualjet utilises twin fuel injectors for improved fuel economy and the engine design positions the injectors very close to the inlet valves which allows for finer fuel atomisation, which offers greater road flexibility.
Both the Ignis and Celerio finished first and second, respectively, in the motoring magazines recent fuel economy rankings. The Suzuki Baleno family hatchback also came in a very respectable sixth place.
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