Maruti Suzuki Celerio was the first car from the brand to get the AMT gearbox. The Celerio has become quite popular in the Indian market over the years and Maruti Suzuki is working to launch its second-generation model in the Indian market. The upcoming car has been spotted multiple times testing on the roads under heavy camouflage. Well, the car will be launched in the Indian market in October.
The upcoming Celerio will replace the current-generation model. It will be based on the new HEARTECT platform that underpins a lot of Maruti Suzuki cars in India. According to ACI, the all-new version of the Celerio will be larger in size compared to the current-generation model. It will also get a longer wheelbase and wider cabin, which will translate into a much bigger cabin compared to the current-generation of the car.
The all-new Celerio will look much different from the current version of the model. It will become more futuristic in design and we may get to see a muscular design to attract young customers. The Celerio sits above the Alto model in the line-up.
The cabin will get some drastic changes to look very different from the current version. While there are no details on how the all-new Celerio will look like from inside but it will not be much different from the WagonR.
Currently, only the 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine is available with the Celerio in the market. However, the all-new model is expected to get the more powerful 1.2-litre engine option too. It should be noted that the all-new WagonR offers both these engine options – 1.0 and 1.2. Celerio will continue to get the 5-speed manual as well as the 5-speed AMT automatic transmission. We may also get to see CNG variants of the all-new Celerio in the market. The Celerio takes on the likes of Tata Tiago and Hyundai Santro in the market but with the all-new Celerio growing in size, it can even take on the likes of Hyundai Grand i10.
The all-new Maruti Suzuki Celerio will be launched in the Indian market in October, which is a festive season. With the slowdown in the automobile market, especially because of the lockdowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the manufacturers are lining up launches in the festive season. A lot of customers plan their car purchases during the festive season as it is deemed auspicious.