There is no hiding the fact that there is a new generation of Celerio coming. It has been spied on test quite a few times. It is expected to launch sometime this year and has been codenamed as YNC internally. This time the compact hatchback has been caught on a video. The current generation of the Celerio has been on sale since 2014 and was one of the cheapest cars to offer an AMT transmission. Because of this, the Celerio was quite successful at first, but the competitors caught up gradually by introducing their own AMT transmissions and the design of the Celerio also started looking quite old.
The design of the Celerio is radically different from the current one. The shape of the vehicle has been rounded off and the tall boy design has been reduced so that the hatchback looks modern yet attractive. The front of the Celerio now comes with triangular headlamps, new front bumper and the number plate is now positioned above the air dam. There are no signs of LED headlamps or LED Daytime Running Lamps. So, the hatchback would still be using halogen units, but we think that there should be an LED Daytime Running Lamp official accessory just like Maruti Suzuki offers for the S-Presso.
What new have learned from the video is that the hatchback will now offer multi-spoke alloy wheels on the top-end variant. Earlier spy pictures were of the base variants due to which all of them came with a steel wheel. At the rear, there is a new bumper and a redesigned boot. The hatchback still gets a door handle to open the boot. We can also see two horizontal reflectors mounted in the lower half of the bumper.
While there was no shot of the interior in the video, there have been some old pictures of the interior, which gives us a bit of an idea about how the interior will look. The steering wheel and the instrument cluster will be slightly tweaked so that it feels modern. There will be an analogue speedometer with a small readout which will show you some information.
At the side, there will be circular AC vents whereas in the centre the AC vents will be placed vertically. There will be two cup holders, storage space that can store your wallet or mobile phone and a 12V charging socket to charge your mobile devices. Maruti Suzuki will be offering front power windows and manual air conditioning. We also expect the 2021 Celerio to come with the latest generation of SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system which comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Powering the 2021 Celerio will be the 1.0-L K10B petrol engine. This engine produces 67 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 90 Nm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT. Because the Celerio is a small hatchback and weighs less, these power figures should feel enough for daily driving in the city. It will also come with a factory-fitted CNG option called S-CNG. Maruti Suzuki 2021 Celerio price is expected to start from Rs. 4.5 lakhs ex-showroom.