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AUTOMOBILESWhat’s Goin’ On? Celerio Diesel Launch Event Attracts a Crowd of JournalistsMaruti Suzuki launched the diesel variant of the Celerio on 3rd June 2015 in New Delhi. The glittering national launch at Suzuki’s Brand Center included a press conference that attracted around 100 journalists from leading Indian publications. Celerio, the first car to introduce the Auto Gear Shift in India is now available in Petrol, CNG and diesel engine options. Celerio has enjoyed great success and strong customer response making it among the top 10 selling cars in India for the last year. Suzuki Donates APVs to Serve Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1At the Suzuki director’s shop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in April, Vietnam Suzuki Corporation (VISUCO) formally donated two APV All Purpose Vehicle trucks to the People’s Committee of District 1 of that city. About 20 guests attended the ceremony, including Vice Chairman of District 1 People’s Committee, Vice Chairman of District 1’s Vietnamese Fatherland Front Committee, the Head of the District 1 Fire Station, as well as local journalists and project partners with VISUCO. The donated units will be modified into a garbage collec-tion vehicle and a fire truck for service on the streets of the district, and are expected to contribute significantly to the comfort and safety of District 1 residents. New 2015 Suzuki Cars Launched in KuwaitOfficial Suzuki distributor in Kuwait, Mustafa Karam & Sons Company, announced in the first week of February the launch in that country of three new Suzuki cars with elegant design, advanced technology and impressive performance. These three dynamic cars are of diverse shapes and sizes. The versatile Ertiga seats 7 people and offers an economical 1.4L engine; the stylish Ciaz is notable for fresh ergonomic design; and the bold SX4/S-CROSS offers a 1.6L engine.Kuwaiti press and media representa-tives viewed the models as Mustafa Karam & Sons Company management confirmed their keenness to introduce the newest, most modern cars from Suzuki for their customers, while ensuring availability of all original spare parts in Kuwait.Competitors from around the Caribbean are participating in the Suzuki Challenge Series of “One Make” races in Bushy Park, Barba-dos this summer. All drivers in two catego-ries, Suzuki Swift Sport and Radical SR3, compete in identical vehicles with the same model chassis and engine with success based solely on driver skill.The Suzuki Challenge Series: Fast Fun Under the Caribbean SunThe Swift Cup is being promoted throughout the region and provides excit-ing action for fans and unrivalled exposure for corporate sponsors. Race coverage of each round is available on the official website http://suzukichallengeseries.com/, with Go-Pro cameras mounted in every car guaranteeing all-action footage. Suzuki Begins Production of New SUV Vitara in HungaryIn March, the first all-new SUV Vitara rolled off the production line of Magyar Suzuki Corpora-tion Ltd., Suzuki’s Hungarian subsidiary.A ceremony welcomed Dr. Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary. Magyar Suzuki will manufacture 70,000 units in the first year. The all-new SUV Vitara is being exported to European countries and several other markets. And in April, the Vitara (European specs) became the first compact SUV to earn a five star overall rating from the 2015 European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP)*. This model achieves high scores in all areas of occupant protection, child safety, pedestrian protection and safety assist.*Euro NCAP is a multi-national, public/private European organization that provides independent automobile monitoring and testing for safety.