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Two new compact hatchbacks - Vauxhall Viva versus Suzuki Celerio

Today, we have come up with a comparison between two recently launched new compact hatchback cars – the Vauxhall Viva and Suzuki Celerio.

Vauxhall Viva versus Suzuki Celerio

Both the Vauxhall Viva and Suzuki Celerio are the new compact five-door hatchback cars and their price starts from £7,995 as a basic list price.

Small hatchback cars are in hot demand in the motoring world at the moment. They combine practicality, fun-driving, driving dynamics and great fuel efficiency.

Stepping into the compact hatches market, Suzuki have come up with the newcomer Celerio to the city car market offering decent performance and plenty of space in an affordable package. Vauxhall have also launched its new Viva as a competitor with low prices and plenty of kit entering into the crowded city car segment.


The Viva is the latest budget city car in Vauxhall’s range offering to sit below the Adam and Corsa. At 3.68 metres long Viva shares its design elements with the new Corsa. The Viva has distinctive styling from the side – with sculpted bulges rising upwards towards the tail – the front and rear aspects seem ordinary by comparison. The Viva is offered with 10 colours to choose from to help liven it up.

The Suzuki Celerio is a new city car and replaces both the Suzuki Splash and the smaller Suzuki Alto. At 3.6 metres long and 1.54 metres height; the Celerio comes up with great agility and all-round visibility.


The Vauxhall Viva comes with two choices of trims – SE and SL. The SE model comes with 15inch structure wheel, electronic stability control, cruise control a speed limiter, lane departure warning, front fog lights with cornering function and trip computer as standard. The SL model benefits from 15 inch alloy wheels, electronic climate control, leather wrapped steering wheel, radio, USB and Bluetooth connectivity.

The Suzuki Celerio is offered with two choices of trims – SZ3 and SZ4. The SZ3 model comes with 14 inch alloy wheels, 2 speakers, Bluetooth and MP3/radio connectivity, manual air conditioning, electric front windows, immobiliser, remote central door locking, tyre pressure monitoring system, ABS and ESP comes as standard.


Despite being a budget car, both cars come with a decent amount of equipment, plenty of interior space and enough room for five adults. Both models comes with five door as standard which makes easy to access the rear seats; plus the rear seats are foldable meaning it expands the boot space.


The Viva is available in only one small 1.0 litre 75hp petrol engine with a choice of EcoFLEX technology, offering combined fuel consumption of 62.8 and 65.7 miles per gallon respectively. The Suzuki Celerio is also available with one 1.0 litre small engine offering 65.7 miles per gallon fuel economy with CO2 emissions of 99 grams per kilometre.

Both cars engines are the latest Euro6 emission standard which is coming law from September 2015.

Here is a dimensions comparison between Vauxhall Viva and Suzuki Celerio:

Exterior Dimensions

Vauxhall Viva

Suzuki Celerio


3675 millimetres

3600 millimetres


1485 millimetres

1540 millimetres


1595 millimetres

1600 millimetres


2385 millimetres

2425 millimetres

Interior Dimensions

Boot Space(With rear seats up)

206 litres

254 litres

Boot Space(With rear seats down)

1013 litres

726 litres

Weight and Load

Gross vehicle weight

1353 kilograms


Fuel tank capacity

32 litres

35 litres


Seating capacity

5 seats

5 seats

Performance and engines


1.0 litre Manual

1.0 litre ecoFLEX Manual

1.0 litre Manual

Combined fuel consumption

62.8 miles per gallon

65.7 miles per gallon

65.7 miles per gallon

CO2 emissions

104 grams per kilometre

99 grams per kilometre

99 grams per kilometre

Accelerates from 0 to 62 miles per hour

106 miles per hour

106 miles per hour

96 miles per hour

Maximum speed

13.1 seconds

13.1 seconds

Not available

Emission Standard

Euro 6

Euro 6

Euro 6


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What are the other options available to the market?

The Vauxhall Viva and Suzuki Celerio are just vehicles joining a growing market alongside the Hyundai i10, Skoda Citigo, Peugeot 108 and Seat Mii.

If you are looking to get a small city cars, then take a look our small city cars lease deals here or simply call our friendly sales team on 0118 920 5130.

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Tuesday, 02/08/2022