Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Comfortable rather than sporty

Suzuki makes no pretence that the Celerio offers enthusiastic drivers an engaging experience behind the wheel, but for a city-centric small hatch, comfort and ease of use are of primary importance here.

All the major controls feel very light and easy to use, although the trade-off is they offer little feedback. The five-speed manual gearbox in particular slips very easily from one ratio to the next, requiring the lightest of touches to snick it back and forth.

We were particularly impressed with the Celerio’s ride comfort, avoiding the bouncy pitfalls which can blight small cars with good body composure and little shimmying transferred to passengers as it deals with ruts and undulations.

Read Parkers’ full new Suzuki Celerio review to find out how appealing the overall package is in a market segment bristling with a range of capable rivals.