Maruti Suzuki Celerio is one of the best-selling cars in the Indian market. The manufacturer has just released a TVC for the Celerio that talks about the ease of driving the vehicle. The TVC is about the Auto Gear Shift (AGS), which is the AMT nomenclature for the Maruti Suzuki cars.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio was the first affordable car in India to introduce the Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) in the Indian market. Now the trend has caught up quite well and almost all the affordable car manufacturers in the country now offer AMT. They are particularly more preferred because of their simplicity and affordability. After the introduction of the AMT vehicles in India, the sales percentage of automatic cars have increased drastically.
Maruti Suzuki offers the AMT with only mid-level variant VXi and the top-end ZXi variant. Maruti Suzuki launched the Celerio with both petrol and diesel engine options. However, the diesel variants of the Celerio were not very popular in the Indian market and were discontinued after some time. It is now available with an only 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 67 Bhp at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 90 Nm at 3,500 rpm. The AMT range starts from Rs. 4.97 lakhs, ex-showroom.
The Celerio takes on the likes of Tata Tiago, Renault Kwid and even the all-new Santro in the Indian market and all the rivals offer AMT automatic transmission, making the competition quite stiff. However, the Celerio remains in the top ten best selling car list every month, which shows the popularity of the car. It is the best selling car among the rivals. To boost the sales further, Maruti Suzuki is offering heavy discounts on the Celerio even now.
An all-new variant of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio is expected to be launched in the Indian market by 2020. Maruti is currently developing the all-new Celerio under the YNC codename and it is expected to be launched in the Indian market by the festive season of 2020. While not many details are around about the new car, it is expected to get the new HEARTECT platform that underpins a lot of Maruti Suzuki cars including the all-new WagonR in the Indian market.
The current version of the Celerio has been around for quite a while in the Indian market now and the new-generation model is expected to get refreshed exteriors and interiors. The interiors of the vehicle are expected to be inspired by the all-new WagonR that gets a modern-age instrument cluster and a newly laid dashboard that looks very premium. Also, the all-new Maruti Suzuki Celerio is also expected to get a new engine that will match the upcoming BS-VI emission norms. Until then, we can expect Maruti to launch a minor facelifted version of the vehicle in the Indian market to keep it fresh.