Maruti Suzuki drops car prices & Celerio now starts at 3.76 lakh rupees

Taking cue from the excise duty cuts doled out by the interim union budget of 2014, Maruti Suzuki has dropped prices of all its cars including the recently launched Celerio hatchback. The Celerio hatchback now starts from 3.76 lakh rupees, nearly 14 thousand rupees lower than its launch price of 3.9 lakh rupees.

Maruti Celerio Hatchback Image
Maruti Celerio Hatchback

The top end ZXi Option version of the car equipped with a 5 speed manual gearbox now retails at 4.78 lakh rupees, a full 18 thousand rupee drop from its previous price. The price drop has been effected onto the automated manual transmission (AMT) equipped LXi and VXi variants as well. Here’s the revised price list of the Celerio.

MARUTI CELERIO LXI 376385 376385
MARUTI CELERIO LXI AMT 414229 414229
MARUTI CELERIO VXI 405516 405516
MARUTI CELERIO VXI AMT 443641 443641
MARUTI CELERIO ZXI 434472 434472
MARUTI CELERIO ZXI (O) 478870 478870

Maruti Suzuki has hit a purple patch of sorts with the Celerio, what with the hatchback managing an average of 1,000 bookings everyday. The car is aimed straight at the Hyundai i10. The biggest revelation around the Celerio is that the AMT version of the car is outselling the 5 speed manual gearbox equipped version.

With the Celerio AMT finding a lot of takers among small car buyers in India, expect more Maruti Suzuki hatchbacks to be outfitted with the convenient yet fuel efficient AMT technology. The top end ZXi Option variant of the Celerio gets twin airbags and ABS.

To keep costs in check, Maruti Suzuki doesn’t offer the ABS and twin airbags option on the AMT equipped Celerio. This bummer has meant that even folks who are willing to fork out extra money for safety will not be able to specify the Celerio AMT with essential safety equipment.

The Celerio is the global Suzuki Alto’s replacement and is likely to go on sale in international markets shortly. Maruti Suzuki will be at the forefront of Celerio supply to markets across the globe. Exports of the made-in-India Celerio will begin soon.