Maruti Suzuki is India’s largest car manufacturer and they have a wide range of vehicles on offer in their line-up. One such car that Maruti sells in India is the Celerio. It is placed above Maruti Alto 80 which is an entry level hatchback from the manufacturer. Maruti Celerio has been in the market since 2014 and it only got a minor facelift back in 2017. Maruti is now working on a next generation Celerio and it was spotted testing on our roads few weeks ago. It was spotted testing once again and here we have another set of spy pictures of the upcoming hatchback showing the exterior.
The latest spy pictures that have surfaced online are of a higher variant as it gets alloy wheels. Earlier, a lower spec variant with steel wheels was spotted testing. The upcoming 2021 Celerio or next-gen Celerio is known as YNC internally. As seen in the images, the car is fully camouflaged and does not reveal any detail about the design of the car. Another reason why we feel that this is a higher spec model is because the Celerio which was spotted testing a few weeks ago had turn indicators placed on side fender whereas the latest pics show that they are placed on the ORVMs.
Next-gen Maruti Celerio will be based on HEARTECT platform. It is the same platform that we have seen in many other cars like WagonR and Swift in the past. This is a strong and lightweight platform which helps in increasing the efficiency and performance of the vehicle. HEARTECT platform will also generate more space on the inside. Next-gen Celerio will have a longer wheelbase and will be wider than the current version.
It will also have a higher ground clearance. Looking at the spy pictures, it looks like the front of the car has been totally redesigned. The headlamps now have a curvy design and look a lot sleeker than the current ones. In the spy pictures that were seen on the internet before had also shown a glimpse of the interiors and it seems like the interiors will also be revamped.
It is expected to get features like keyless entry and steering mounted controls. It will however offer features like a touchscreen infotainment screen, power windows, manual AC, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, high speed alert system, reverse parking sensors and may be reverse parking camera for higher trims.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio will be available with a BS6 complaint petrol engine only. It is likely to be the same 1.0 litre, three-cylinder petrol engine. The engine generates a maximum of 67 Ps and 90 Nm of torque. This engine will be available with both manual and AMT gearbox option. A CNG fuel option is also likely to be available with the upcoming Celerio.
Maruti has not made any announcement regarding the next-gen Celerio so far but, they are expected to launch it in the market later next year. With all these changes in terms of design and features, prices for the Celerio are likely to go up. Prices for the 2021 Maruti Celerio are expected to start from Rs 4.5 lakh, ex-showroom.