Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2021 is expected to launch sometime this year. We know that it will be carrying out a new exterior and interior design. Recently, an undisguised model of the Celerio has been spotted on the Indian roads. The hatchback was first launched in 2014 so it was due for an update. Fortunately, the new pics give us a bit more clarity about how the new hatchback will look. The Celerio was one of the cheapest cars available in India with an AMT transmission due to which it sold well.
In the new spy shots, we can see that the overall design of the hatchback is now well rounded due to which it loses some of its tall boy design which liberated the headroom for the rear occupants. The tail lamps are also now rounded-off to give the hatchback a more mature look. It seems like the Celerio has got its design inspiration from the Baleno which is also has a very rounded design. The Celerio continues to get a boot handle to open the tailgate and we can also see the horizontal reflectors in the lower half of bumpers which are also redesigned. The top variants will also get a rear washer with wiper and a high mounted stop lamp. The pillars are now not as upright as the previous generation. The front will also get a redesigned bumper with wider air intakes and new headlamps. The headlamps will be using halogen bulbs and there is no sign of LED Daytime Running Lamps on the front of the car. The top-end variants will get a new wheel cover, whereas the lower variants will continue to get steel wheels without wheel covers.
The interiors of the Celerio will also be new with a manual air conditioning with heater, 12V charging socket, two cupholders and a tray which can store your mobile phone or your wallet. It also gets a silver garnish around the gear stick. There will be a new steering wheel and Maruti Suzuki’s latest generation of SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system that will offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The AC vents will now be mounted vertically to free up space on the dashboard. The instrument cluster will be pretty much basic with a digital readout and an analogue speedometer. There will be power windows in the front for convenience.
Powering the new hatchback will be the 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. It is capable of producing 67 PS of max power and 90 Nm of peak torque. Maruti Suzuki might also offer the 1.2-litre petrol engine on the higher variants, which produce 81 bhp of max power and 113 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options will include 5-speed manual gearbox and a 5-speed AMT. There will also be a CNG variant which Maruti likes to call “S-CNG”. If Maruti decides to offer the 1.2-litre petrol engine then the Celerio 2021 might be one little fun hatchback because of the peppy engine and light weight. We expect the Celerio 2021 to start from Rs. 4.5 lakhs ex-showroom.
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