Maruti Suzuki is working on a new generation of Celerio and it is expected to launch sometime this year. Recently patent images of the upcoming hatchback were leaked online. The patent images have helped the rendering artist to make a render of the 2021 Celerio. The pictures do give us an idea about what can we expect from the design of the Celerio.
The rendering has been done at IAB. The artist has worked on the front and the rear design of the Celerio. The design of the Celerio has been changed radically as compared to the current generation. Gone is the tall boy design and the overall profile look much more like a traditional hatchback and modern.
Up-front there are redesigned headlamps that are halogen units. There is a sleek grille with the Suzuki logo in between. The bumper has also been redesigned with thick black plastic inserts. There are fog lamp inserts and an airdam between them.
At the rear, there are new tail lamps which are also conventional units. As seen in the spy shots, Maruti Suzuki is not using LEDs for any of the lights. The rear tailgate has also been redesigned but it still comes with a grab handle to open the boot. The Celerio will also come with a rear wiper with a washer and a high-mounted stop lamp. The bumper is also new and comes with two slim reflector strips.
At the side profile, we can see the updated modern hatchback design that looks much better than the tall boy design. It also comes with newly designed alloy wheels. These images are just an imagination of the artist. The final design of the Celerio will look different from the render. The Celerio has not received any major update since its launch which happened back in 2014.
The engine options are expected to be a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 67 PS and 90 Nm. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The 2021 Celerio is also expected to be offered with a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 83 PS of max power and 113 Nm of peak torque. It will be offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT. Maruti Suzuki is also expected to offer an S-CNG variant which will come with factory fitted CNG option. Many people are opting for factory fitted CNG options because of the high fuel prices that our country is facing.
The interior of the Celerio will also see some changes. The air-con vents, the dashboard has been redesigned. It also comes with a new steering wheel and instrument cluster. The cabin will have more space than the current Celerio because Maruti Suzuki will be using the HEARTECT platform. This should also help in increasing the safety of the vehicle.
The top-end variants will come with a SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It will have manual air conditioning, dual airbags, rear parking sensors, reversing parking camera, high-speed alert system and Anti-lock braking system with Electronic Brake Distribution.