Monday, May 29

Next Gen Maruti Suzuki Celerio launched. Starts INR 4.99 lakh onwards

Maruti Suzuki has launched the next generation Celerio in India. Prices start at Rs 4.99 lakh and go upto Rs 6.44 lakh (all prices ex-showroom).

Maruti Suzuki Celerio ex-showroom prices:

  • LXI MT – Rs. 4.99 lakh
  • VXI MT – Rs. 5.63 lakh
  • VXI AMT – Rs. 6.13 lakh
  • ZXI MT – Rs. 5.94 lakh
  • ZXI AMT – Rs. 6.44 lakh
  • ZXI+ MT – Rs. 6.44 lakh
  • ZXI+ AMT – Rs. 6.94 lakh

The new Maruti Suzuki Celerio is now underpinned by the modular Heartect platform that is shared with other Maruti hatchbacks like the WagonR, Swift and the Baleno.

In terms of design, too, the new Celerio is a complete departure from the outgoing model. The squarish and angular design of the first-gen is replaced by smooth flowing curves and a more rounded design. The face is characterised by oval-looking headlamps, with a chrome strip running through a newly designed grille. The front bumper is well-sculpted, featuring black contrasting trim and round fog lamps.

In profile, the new Celerio gets body coloured wing mirrors and lift-type door handles as opposed to the pull-type ones seen on the outgoing model. It also gets a larger glass house and a tapering roofline. Notably, the new Celerio rides on darkened 15-inch alloy wheels on higher variants. The rear profile is rather simple, featuring rounded tail-lamps and a well-contoured bumper.

On the inside, the Celerio gets a redesigned dashboard featuring a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Maruti’s SmartPlay audio system that offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. It comes with a 3-spoke steering wheel and a fairly basic instrument cluster. Other features include an engine start / stop button, Smart key with keyless entry, steering-mounted audio control, and electrically foldable ORVMs.

The Celerio gets a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder K10C DualJet, Dual VVT engine that delivers 67PS (49KW) @ 5500rpm and 89Nm @ 3500rpm. Claimed fuel efficiency is 26.68kmpl making it the most fuel-efficient petrol car currently on sale in India. It can be had with a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic gearbox. A CNG variant is on the cards as well. Features include engine start-stop and hill hold assist while safety features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD.

Maruti will be offering the Celerio in six monotone colour options – Arctic White, Silky Silver, Glistening Grey, Solid Fire Red, Speedy Blue and Caffeine Brown.

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