Suzuki Celerio, one of Suzuki Philippines’ best-selling cars, clinched the top spot for fuel efficiency in the gasoline engine category at the first-ever Euro 4 Fuel Economy Run organized by the Department of Energy (DOE) in partnership with Petron Corporation. Out of the 70 different vehicles from more than 20 different manufacturers that participated last May 27, 2016 in the 280-kilometer run, Celerio gave the best fuel economy performance in a pioneering event aimed at providing vital information on the fuel economy performance of vehicles and raising public awareness on the use of cleaner and more efficient Euro 4 fuels. All of the vehicles used Petron’s Euro-4 quality products.
The DOE, which intends to institutionalize a fuel efficiency labeling program using the results of this test drive as the benchmark, released the results of Euro 4 Fuel Economy Run early this June and recognized all participating car brands with certificates. The program is pursuant to DOE’s aim of expanding the Philippine Energy Standards and Labeling Program’s (PESLP) efforts to include more appliances, lighting systems, and light-duty motor vehicles to strengthen the country’s energy efficiency and conservation efforts.
Suzuki Celerio CVT emerged to have the best gasoline-powered engine after achieving 29.14km/L in the run which stretched from Angeles, Pampanga through the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) and back. Aside from the Celerio, the all-new Ciaz Manual Transmission (M/T) likewise topped the fuel-efficiency test in the gasoline sedan category, clocking in at 27.94km/L. Other Suzuki vehicles also participated in the exercise, including Celerio M/T (27.70), Ciaz GLX A/T (22.93km/L), Swift 1.2 (22.35km/L), and Ertiga GLX A/T (22.03km/L).
SPH General Manager for Automobile Shuzo Hoshikura shared, “We are truly proud of the achievement of our top favorite products, the Celerio and Ciaz. This is indeed a great testament to our commitment to bring the highest quality and most fuel efficient vehicles in the market. Recognitions like this inspire us to continue developing and manufacturing premium and reliable cars.”
Celerio features an A+ compact build which is based on the “small on the outside, big on the inside” concept. It sports the dynamic and easy-to-maneuver design Suzuki compact cars are known for, while offering spacious room for passengers, relatively huge luggage capacity and great fuel efficiency.
The newly rolled out subcompact Ciaz, on the other hand, blends sportiness that conveys the expectation of driving and a stunning feeling of elegance. Its name stands for “City from A to Z,” capturing the essence of Asia’s fast-growing metropolitan landscape. It is packed with best-in-class fuel efficiency and other advanced features coupled with a sporty, elegant exterior design and refined interiors.