Suzuki Motor launched its Celerio small hatchback in Indonesia at the weekend.

The 1000cc car is imported assembled from Suzuki Motor (Thailand) and will slot in above its Wagon R low-cost green car (LCGC).

Celerio prices start at IDR146m (US$10,900), putting it in contention with the Honda Brio and Mitsubishi Mirage.

Local distributor Suzuki Indomobil Sales has not set a sales target for the car but expects the small hatchback will help strengthen its image in the country’s passenger vehicle market.

The company already dominates the small pickup segment in Indonesia with the Carry.