As we know that Maruti Suzuki is working on a new generation of the Celerio. The test mules of the new hatchback has been spotted on Indian roads. However, they were wearing quite a bit of camouflage so the exterior of the new Celerio was not clear. Now, the patent images of the 2021 Celerio has been leaked online. The patent images give us a glimpse of how the new hatchback will look once launched. The images have been shared on Instagram by suzukigarage.
The first thing that we notice is that Maruti Suzuki has stopped using the tall boy design that we have seen on the current Celerio and the WagonR. The 2021 Celerio looks more like a regular hatchback. The front and rear overhangs are very short. Maruti Suzuki has given some flared wheel arches to the Celerio. These wheel arches are filled with newly designed alloy wheels. It seems like the door handles have been borrowed from the current Alto. The turn indicators are mounted on the outside rearview mirrors. However, on the lower variants, the turn indicators will be mounted on the front fenders.
The front is all-new with halogen headlamps that are sleeker and look modern. There is a new bumper that also houses fog lamps which we expect will be offered on the higher variants. The grille looks much sleeker and there is a wide air dam in the centre of the bumper. At the rear, we get some redesigned tail lamps, a rear wiper with a washer and two reflector strips mounted in the bumper. The hatchback uses a conventional antenna instead of shark-fin antenna.
The 2021 Celerio looks a bit bigger and taller than the current generation. This could happen because Maruti Suzuki might have used the Heartect platform to underpin the Celerio. This is the same platform that they use on Swift, WagonR, Dzire, S-Cross, Ignis, S-Presso, Baleno, Ertiga and the XL6. The new platform should provide for better cabin space and also help in reducing the weight of the vehicle which in turn could increase fuel efficiency. The new Celerio should offer better legroom and shoulder room to the occupants.
The cabin has also been redesigned slightly. It will now have vertical air conditioning vents, manual air conditioning knobs and a new central console. It looks like the steering wheel has been borrowed from the WagonR. However, the satin finish on the lower stroke has been given a miss to save costs. Other bits and pieces like the infotainment system, instrument cluster, door switches etc. will be shared with other Maruti Suzuki vehicles.
The Celerio is expected to retain its 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine. The engine produces 67 PS of max power and 90 Nm of peak torque. It will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 5-speed AMT. The Celerio is also expected to be offered with a factory-fitted S-CNG variant. Maruti Suzuki might also offer the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 83 PS of max power and 113 Nm of peak torque.