Maruti Suzuki has finally unveiled the second-generation Celerio hatchback in India. Available in four trims – LXI, VXI, ZXI and ZXI+, the 2nd gen Celerio is priced from INR 4.99 lac for the base variant and goes as high as INR 6.94 lac for the flagship variant.
Under the hood, the all-new Celerio gets powered by a new K10C DualJet 1.0L three-cylinder petrol unit with idle start/stop system. The engine produces 66hp of power and 89Nm of torque, making it 2hp and 1Nm less powerful than the outgoing model. The engine comes paired to either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT gearbox.
The new Celerio rides on a new lightweight modular Heartect platform which results in some exceptional fuel economy figures despite slightly less powerful engine. The Celerio boasts highest fuel efficiency figure of 26.68km/l in its class (VXi AMT variant). The ZXi and ZXi+ AMT deliver 26km/l, LXi returns 25.24km/l and the VXi, ZXi and ZXI+ MT give 24.97km/l. These fuel economy figures have been verified by ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India).
As revealed earlier, the all-new Celerio in terms of dimensions, is bigger than its predecessor and measures 3,695mm in length, 1,655mm in width, 1,555mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,435mm. The new model is 55mm wider, while the wheelbase is 10mm longer than the first generation model. The new Celerio’s ground clearance is 170mm, 5mm higher than before.
As for design, 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 characterized 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.
Towards the side, the second generation Celerio gets body coloured wing and lift-type door handles as opposed to the pull-type ones seen on the previous model. It also gets a larger glass house and a tapering roofline. The rear profile is rather simple, featuring rounded tail-lamps and a well-contoured bumper. Maruti will be offering the Celerio in 6 color options including Arctic White, Silky Silver, Glistening Grey, Solid Fire Red, Speedy Blue and Caffeine Brown. The new Celerio rides on darkened 15-inch alloy wheels on higher variants.
Inside the new Celerio gets a completely redesigned interior featuring new 7-inch touchscreen with Maruti’s SmartPlay Studio system flanked by vertical AC vents on either side. The all-black themed cabin is contrasted well with faux aluminum accents on the steering wheel, AC vents and center console. Interior space has also improved over its predecessor since the car has grown in overall dimensions.
All new Celerio at Maruti Suzuki dealership
In terms of features, the new Celerio gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, push button start/stop, electrically adjustable rear view mirrors, key-less entry, voice recognition, auto up/down driver’s window, steering-mounted controls, 60:40 rear split seats and more. However, the Celerio gets manual air conditioning even on its top-spec trim. Safety features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, rear parking sensors, speed sensitive door lock and hill hold assist for the automatic variants.
Upon launch, the all-new Maruti Suzuki Celerio will compete against the likes of Tata Tiago, Hyundai Santro and Datsun Go in the highly competitive Indian market.
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