Maruti Suzuki Celerio Overview

Maruti Suzuki has re-launched the Celerio hatchback with updates at a starting price of Rs 4.15 lakh. The Celerio was launched three years ago and was the first car to offer auto gear shift or AGS in India. In the time since its launch, Maruti has sold over 3 lakh units of the Celerio till date. The updates to the interior include a new front end with a new mesh grille along with chrome bits and re-designed housing for fog lamps. The rear bumper too has been slightly tweaked. Speaking of interior, the dashboard gets a black and beige treatment and new upholstery with abstract pattern.  Celerio On road price starts from 4,27,487/–. Check for price details of Celerio  in CarzPrice

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Exteriors

The latest product from Maruti is in a completely different territory as compared to its predecessors A-star and Estilo. Based on the A-Wind concept, which was displayed at the Thailand Motor Show, the hatch gets an eye-catching design. Overall, the Celerio has a tall boy design, which helps in easy ingress and egress.The front of the car is dressed up with flowing back-shaped headlamp cluster, a large headlight unit with separate barrels for the parking light. The headlights come up with good luminance. The larger air dam with horizontal bars merges with the grill. The curvy front facade flaunts two chrome strips running along the grill decently.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Interiors

Maruti Celerio gets a dual tone interior design with Indian favourite beige being one of the shades. Inside the vehicle gets characteristic Suzuki traits and parts that can be found on the other models of the Japanese carmaker. The large 2425mm wheelbase offers spacious cabin with extra headroom, legroom and shoulder room. Moreover, passengers get 15 smart utility spaces for putting small bags like bottles, magazines, phones and others. When compared to A-Star and Estilo, this hatchback offer more upmarket and better quality interiors. The seats have better cushioning and offers comfortable seating to passengers. The rear seats come with the option of 60:40 split flexibility to increase luggage capacity. That is what we call XpanDesign. The flowing curves of the dashboard and the way it merges with the rest of the interiors give the cabin a premium feel. All of it comes together to create a space thats perfect for you and your family to settle into and enjoy the drive.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Performance

Yes going by the facts, the Celerio diesel can be a bit of a dampener. Two cylinders, 793cc, 47.6PS of power at a fairly low 3,500rpm and 125Nm of torque at 2,000rpm. But don’t write it off yet. The Celerio is a light car, about 60kg lighter than its competition, and when it goes down to such small capacity engines, every kilo matters. The engine itself is an all-aluminium block with a turbo’s diameter the size of a few fingers. Performance isn’t anywhere close to brisk, but adequate to keep pace with traffic, and a downshift will help you in that overtake.

A weak bottom end is expected with just 125Nm of peak torque available at a fairly high 2,000 rpm but the way around it is keeping the engine in its midrange. The engine isn’t as vibey and noise inside the cabin is well-curtailed to give you a pleasant drive most of the time. Towards the top of the rev band though above 3,000rpm, as the tiny two-pot begins to shriek is when you will find the Celerio a bit unpleasant. The shift quality is good though, clean and quick slots with a clutch that’s a bit heavy but not jumpy.All things said, the Celerio diesel is a car for the office commute for two. Any more passengers or luggage loaded and the engine will feel strained and out of breath to lug the extra weight.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Ride & Handling

The suspension is soft enough to iron out road imperfections but the light car that it is, allows Maruti to keep the tune stiff enough for the Celerio to feel composed at high speeds. You don’t feel as nervous north of 100kmph in the Celerio as you would in an i10. The Celerio is a predictable handler too, fun to chuck around corners when you pick up the pace but the tyres could have offered more grip, especially in the diesel as there is more weight up front.

It is a given that a Maruti has to be an easy car to use in the city, and with the Celerio it’s no different. Light steering and good visibility out of the cabin coupled with nearly straight lined sides make for some precision driving when you are weaving through traffic. If there is one drawback in the diesel, it’s the lack of low end punch.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Safety & Security

Airbags and ABS are standard on top-of-the-line variants and rest of the range get it as optional fitments. Other safety features aboard include rear centre seat belt, head light levelling, rear window wiper & washer, high mounted stop lamp, immobilizer, child proof rear door locks, front intermittent wipers & washers, rear window demister and outside temperature display available on the AGS trims. Power to retard speed comes from ventilated disc brakes in front and drum units at rear. There is an option for anti-lock-braking system on the entire range. Check for Maruti car dealers in India @ marutiPrice.in

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Price

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Ex-Showroom Price in India ranges from 4,27,487/- (Celerio LXI) to 5,45,532/- (Celerio ZXI AMT Optional). Get best offers for Maruti Suzuki Celerio from Maruti Suzuki Dealers in India

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Verdict

One tends to make preconceived notions about things that are out of the ordinary. A properly functional two cylinder diesel engine with a more than acceptable gearbox and efficiency that would impress the worst of misers, all clubbed together in one package, is something I had not expected out of the Celerio diesel. For buyers on a shoestring budget doing fairly long distances in the city on a daily basis, the Celerio diesel is ideal. It’s not your highway car or the car to buy if you can stretch your budget by Rs 50,000-1 lakh, but at its price point, the Celerio diesel does make a solid case for efficient motoring.

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