Maruti Suzuki will be launching the new generation of the Celerio on November 10th. The hatchback has been spied on numerous occasions. However, now it has been spied up close in detail at a dealership. The Celerio is not wearing any camouflage and is finished in white colour. The video is uploaded on YouTube by Rear Wheel Drive.
The video starts by showing the front of the Celerio. The front now looks more modern as it gets new headlamps that have a blacked-out surround. The grille design is also all-new and comes with a single chrome slat. The bumper is all-new and gets a slit in the middle. The fog lamp housing and air dams are also new.
Then we can see the side of the Celerio, where there are newly designed alloy wheels that have been finished in black. The rearview mirror is also finished in body colour and LED turn indicators are also mounted in the rearview mirror. Maruti Suzuki is no longer using a tall boy design because it has started to look dated. The new design language of the Celerio looks much more modern.
On the door, we can see conventional door handles, a keyhole and also a button for the keyless entry. We can see the same type of button on the tailgate. On the lower variants, there will also be a keyhole on the tailgate. There is a rear wiper with a washer and high mounted stoplight. The tail lamps and the rear bumper is also all-new.
We also get a look at the cabin of the new-gen Celerio. It gets a three-spoke steering wheel with buttons for audio control because this is the top-end variant. There is a silver surround around the gear lever, the silver finish also continues on the door handles and on the spoke of the steering wheel. The door gets bottle holders and some storage space.
It does come with push-button to start/stop, an idle engine start/stop, electronic adjustment for the outside rearview mirrors, and a new instrument cluster. The instrument cluster is borrowed from the WagonR. So, there is an analogue speedometer and a digital section that shows the tachometer, fuel gauge and multi-information display. The telltale lights are placed around the speedometer.
In the centre of the dashboard, there is the 7-inch SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system that comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Just below it, there are buttons for the hazard lights, lock/unlock and window controls. There is no automatic climate control on offer as the top-end variant also comes with manual air conditioning with a heater. There is a USB charging socket, 12V charging socket, cupholders and some storage space. There are no rear AC vents or an armrest. The controls for rear windows are also placed in the centre console. The boot space looks decently large and does come with a parcel tray.
The Celerio will come with a new K10C petrol engine. It is a three-cylinder, naturally aspirated unit. The engine is expected to deliver best in class fuel efficiency of around 26 kmpl. It will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT. The engine also gets the DualJet configuration that we first saw on Baleno.