Maruti Suzuki just launched the new Celerio in the Indian market. Now, the manufacturer has released a new TVC for the Celerio on YouTube. The price of the Celerio starts at Rs. 4.99 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 6.94 lakhs ex-showroom.
Celerio is being offered in four variants. There is LXI, VXI, ZXI and ZXI+. As of now, there is only one engine option and it is a 1.0-litre K10C engine. It is a three-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 68 bhp of max power and 89 Nm of peak torque.
It comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT. The AMT gearbox is offered with all the variants except LXI because it is the base variant. If you get the AMT gearbox then you also get a tachometer, gear position indicator and hill hold assist.
Maruti Suzuki is claiming a fuel efficiency of up to 26.68 kmpl for the VXI variant when mated to the AMT gearbox. Still, the lowest fuel efficiency of the Celerio is 24.97 kmpl for the ZXI+ variant with a manual gearbox. These fuel efficiency tests were done by JATO Dynamics Limited. Maruti Suzuki will add a CNG drivetrain in the coming months.
The current engine comes with DualJet technology. So, Maruti Suzuki has placed two injectors per cylinder instead of one. This gives them more precise control over fueling and helps the engine perform optimally. The engine also comes with idle start-stop technology so when the car comes to a halt, the engine shuts down automatically and when the driver presses the clutch pedal the engine starts automatically. This helps in saving fuel and increasing efficiency.
The Celerio is now based on the Heartect platform. It measures 3,695 mm in length, 1,655 mm in width and has a height of 1,555 mm. The ground clearance is 170 mm and the wheelbase of the hatchback is 2,435 mm. Celerio has a boot space of 313 litres which is larger than the previous model.
Redesigned exterior and interior
Maruti Suzuki has redesigned the exterior as well as the interior. The exterior now looks like a more modern hatchback. All the body panels are new and the headlamps, as well as tail lamps, have been redesigned. Celerio is being offered in six colours, namely Speedy Blue, Caffeine Brown, Arctic White, Solid Fire Red, Glistening Grey and Silky Silver.
Then we come to the interior which has also been redesigned. There is a new dashboard and the instrument cluster has been borrowed from the WagonR. So, there is an analogue speedometer with a small circular display that shows the tachometer, fuel gauge and other information.
Celerio now comes with an engine push button to start/stop, remote keyless entry, a SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, all power windows, a multi-function steering wheel, multi-information display, rear wiper with washer and much more.
For safety, you get dual airbags, an Anti-lock braking system, seat belt reminders, rear parking sensors and a speed alert system.