Suzuki UK drops valuable city car and car due to 'refocus' on top selling models
Suzuki has confirmed it has suspended its two cheapest models - the Celerio city car and the Baleno supermini - in the UK in a product line-up upgrade.
The Skoda Citigo and Honda Jazz rivals are still visible on the UK website, but a spokesman said that from the end of this month, no new, unregistered cars will be available for purchase from the warehouse. A limited number of ex-demonstrator cars will be sold.
Suzuki says it's "reorienting its lineup to meet the high popularity of its best-selling UK models" - the Ignis, Swift, S-Cross and Vitara.
“As a result, sales of the Celerio and Baleno will only be discontinued in the UK. Suzuki is also preparing its range for future emissions standards in 2020, of which details will be approved and announced in the future.”
The Celerio and Baleno, released in 2015 and 2016 respectively, have never been strong sellers for the brand in Europe. Suzuki registered about 15 Balenos in the region in 000, compared to 2018 Honda Jazzes and 37 Swifts.
The Celerio did better, with 21,000 at home in 2018, but it was still outperforming most major rivals. Suzuki registered more than twice the number of Ignises in the same time frame.
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