Maruti Suzuki Celerio Overview
Maruti Suzuki has introduced a new Limited edition Celerio hatchback in India. The Celerio like you already know one of the most popular hatchbacks from the manufacturer and was one of the first small family car which came with an Auto Gearshift feature. Previously it was available with both petrol and diesel engine options while later Maruti decided to discontinue the diesel variant.The limited edition Celerio hatchback does not get any mechanical change, but it does get few cosmetic updates to its exterior as well as interior. We have provided all the details of this limited edition Celerio hatchback below. Maruti Suzuki Celerio price range in India is between 4,83,304 to 6,18,466, check for detail pricing of Maruti Suzuki Celerio in Carzprice.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio Design
It is a Maruti Suzuki and not a Hyundai to look very modern and impressive. The Celerio is true to its core brand value and looks decent. Large headlamps and prominent radiator grille dominate the front look. The headlamps with multiple reflectors manage to look modern while the chrome tipped twin slat radiator grille looks attractive. It has an elaborate air intake on the lower section of the bumper and also offers fog lamps.
The side profile might remind you of the A-Star especially the shoulder line and the roofline which are quite reminiscent of the A-Star. It is just the ZXI Optional which gets alloy wheels while rest of the variants get wheel caps which aren’t disappointing. It has a wheelbase of 2425mm and a ground clearance of 165mm. These figures prove that the cabin space is a lot better than earlier and also the ride quality is better considering the ground clearance.
You might confuse the Celerio’s rear with that of Alto 800 and the main influencing factor has to be similarly designed tail lights. The rear tail door has a wide glass section and thus reversing it has no hassles. We had the VXi variant which also came with an integrated spoiler with brake lights affixed on it.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio Cabin
There are no changes on the inside as well. The Celerio in its diesel guise comes with the same interior layout. The faux dark wood trims you see here on the centre console, gear lever housing and door pads come as an option like the chrome kit on the outside. The regular variants of the Celerio come with brushed silver trim instead. That said, the styling inside looks upmarket with the black and beige treatment, the latter being used extensively which gives the car an airy feeling. The Swift derived steering feels good to hold as always, instrument cluster is clear and easy to read having 6000 RPM mark redline in the diesel version, while the petrol has an 8000 RPM redline marking.
The audio system of the Maruti Celerio is very well integrated in the centre console. It has AUX, USB, CD, Radio and Bluetooth connectivity that also gets steering mounted controls for calls and audio. The speakers sound okay but the Bluetooth is easy to connect and works really well. The interior quality, fit and finish is just average, there are many hard plastics and some controls like the circular AC vents and stalks feel flimsy to use. The cabin is quite comfortable to be in, ingress/egress is seamless, driving position is confidence inspiring, ergonomics are up to the mark and the space offered at the rear is quite ample too. 235 litres of boot space is impressive considering the Swift has only 206 litres. The lower trims miss out on a lot of equipment so if you want a loaded car, the Z variants is the only way to go.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio Performance
There are no changes under the hood though, and thus this limited edition Celerio is available with the same 1.0 Litre K10B, three cylinder petrol engine which is capable of producing about 68 Kw of peak power at 6000 rpm and 90 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm. The engine is paired to either a 5-speed manual transmission or also an optional Auto gear shift (AMT transmission).Powering the Celerio is a 3 cylinder 998cc engine. This sounds similar to the K-Series engine which comes in other Maruti models but then the one in Celerio has been worked on extensively for better mileage and lower NVH levels. It produces a power of 68PS at 6000 rpm and 90Nm of torque at 9500 rpm. The Automated Manual transmission is offered only in LXI and VXI trims whereas ZXI only gets the manual version. For more info on Maruti Suzuki Celerio visit trauma2011.in
It is the first car in this segment to get an Automated Manual Transmission which has been christened EZ Drive. Functionally it works like an automatic transmission box but under the skin it is manual in construction. In EZ Drive, there is a hydraulic actuator which couples with the electronic control unit and changes gears according to the engine speed when in auto drive mode.The K-Next engine feels a lot smoother to drive. The automated manual transmission is not as smooth when compared to an automatic box but then the minor jerks are in acceptable limits. It down shifts to higher gears very quickly as the engine speed increases. This is done to reduce the fuel consumption. Maruti claims the Celerio AMT to deliver 23.1Kmpl which is also similar to that of manual variant.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio Rideing
The Celerio diesel weighs 900 kgs for the range topping variant compared to 830 kgs of the petrol version. The front end has been made stiffer and now feels more planted having good stability. The suspension is on the softer side and the ride quality is quite plush, specially at lower speeds. The high profile tyres keep the cabin comfortable on those patchy roads while only the big bumps and potholes tend to unsettle the car.
At high speeds though the rear tends to bounce a bit. Handling is good and the Celerio diesel turns its face more confidently now and body roll is well controlled despite the tallboy design. The steering is light and easy to operate in congested areas but doesn’t weigh up as much as you would like at triple digit speeds. 165 mm of ground clearance and 4.7 metres of turning radius makes it a very practical hatch. Braking performance is brisk and makes you feel confident with the ideal pedal bite.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio Safety
Maruti is offering driver-side airbag as standard on the ZDi variant while the ZDi (Opt) variant comes with dual front airbags and ABS. The Celerio has been crash tested by Euro NCAP and it scored 3 stars, which is an average rating for a hatchback in this segment. As we all know Maruti Suzuki has the largest sales and service network in India and you can find one touchpoint easily anywhere you go. The vast presence of the carmaker offers great peace of mind to Indian car buyers.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio Price
Maruti Suzuki Celerio On-Road Price in India ranges from 4,83,304 to 6,18,466 for variants Celerio LXI and Celerio ZXI AMT Optional respectively. Maruti Suzuki Celerio is available in 12 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Maruti Suzuki Celerio variants price in India. View offers on Maruti Cars from Maruti dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio Verdict
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio is not a car which would create lot of excitement with its design but then it is a very functionally practical car. EZ Drive is not just a marketing jargon but indeed very convenient in real time conditions. The Celerio also changes the traditional ‘automatic comes at a premium’ thinking. It gives mass market consumers a fair shot towards automatic cars which by itself is brilliant.Convenience of a clutchless drive, low maintenance because of simple construction and high fuel effeciency are the pivotal points for the Celerio. In addition to that it comes from Maruti Suzuki, a brand which knows India like no other car maker. Thus, if you are looking for a convenient hatch with easy and practical approach, the Celerio should be definitely considered.