Maruti Suzuki will soon launch the second-generation Celerio in the Indian market. Maruti is testing the car for a long time now and the launch is expected to happen in the coming months. The current generation of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio was launched way back in 2014. While Maruti Suzuki is yet to comment officially on the details of the upcoming Celerio, here are a few things that you should know about it.
According to ACI, the all-new Maruti Suzuki will be based on the HEARTECT modular lightweight platform. The same platform also underpins a host of other models in the Indian market including the S-Presso, all-new WagonR, DZire and more. Since it is an all-new platform, the Celerio will grow in size. It will be a similar difference that we get to see with the old-generation WagonR and the all-new WagonR.
Since the car is getting tested under heavy camouflage, the design highlights are not known. But the all-new Celerio will get the typical design of the Japanese manufacturer where it will get a slim grille with large sweptback headlamps. The tail lamps are teardrop-shaped that will be modern and will attract the youths.
Coming to the features, the all-new Celerio will come to a host of features including a new infotainment system. The cabin layout is likely to be similar to the all-new WagonR. We can expect a host of new features in the car including new seats, a new steering wheel, new controls for the climate control system and so on.
The Celerio when launched in 2014 offered a twin-cylinder diesel engine. However, that was dropped from the line-up pretty quickly. Since last year, Maruti Suzuki has dropped all the diesel variants from its line-up and currently does not offer any model with a diesel engine. The all-new Celerio will come powered only by a set of petrol engine options.
There will be a 1.0-litre three-cylinder K10 engine and a more powerful 1.2-litre K12 engine that also powers the WagonR. Maruti Suzuki will offer manual as well as AMT automatic transmission options with the all-new Celerio. Maruti Suzuki has become the biggest seller of CNG cars in India too. Without a doubt, the all-new Celerio will also get a CNG-powered variant, which will get the variant name – S-CNG.
Maruti Suzuki is also planning to launch a host of other cars in the Indian market including the all-new Alto 800, XL5, and Jimny in the near future. There are a host of vehicles planned by the manufacturer in long term including the all-new Vitara Brezza and another SUV to take on the likes of Creta in the Indian market. In fact, even the S-Cross will be replaced with an all-new car next year.