Maruti Suzuki Celerio facelift has been launched in India at Rs. 4.15 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).That's a jump of about Rs 12,000 compared to the older Celerio LXi with a manual transmission. The top-of-the-line ZXi trim with AMT and optional safety kit now costs Rs 5.34 lakh, up from Rs 5.24 lakh.
July 1, 2017: With GST kicking in, prices of the Maruti Celerio have been revised. Based on pre-GST taxes, the ex-showroom price has gone down.
Mumbai: The price of the hatchback now starts at Rs 4.07 lakh, as opposed to Rs 4.3 lakh pre-GST. That's a difference of Rs 23,000. Prices have been slashed across variants.
Delhi: The price of the hatchback now starts at Rs 4.03 lakh, as opposed to Rs 4.04 lakh pre-GST. That's a difference of Rs 1,000. Prices have been slashed across variants.
Do note that prices for insurance are marginally higher, as they are taxed at 18 per cent instead of the earlier 15 per cent.
Maruti Celerio Variants
Maruti Celerio prices start at Rs. 4.20 lakh for petrol and goes upto Rs. 5.38 lakh. Maruti Celerio is available in 12 variants and 6 colours.
Maruti's first indigenously developed diesel engine for India finds its way into the Celerio. With just two cylinders and 793cc, it’s the smallest and most efficient diesel car in India. Is the new entry to diesel motoring worth your money? We find out
The world is moving towards smaller capacity engines that offer similar outputs to their larger capacity predecessors. This especially is true among petrol engines, but in diesels, the gains haven’t been as prominent. Diesels however have shown quantum leaps on the refinement and efficiency front and India is just about getting the taste of that in mass segment cars. The Honda City and Maruti Ciaz are prime examples. But none have dared to or needed to build a pint sized engine that’s sole purpose will be to be as cheap to buy as to run.
Sure there are the Hyundai Grand i10 and Chevrolet Beat 3-cylinder diesels that have been the entry point to diesels in India but could they have gone further and would that have been feasible to develop are questions Maruti Suzuki has answered with this new 793cc 2-cylinder engine. The Celerio is the first car from the Maruti stable to get this engine and we’ve taken it for a quick spin to find out if anything but underwhelms us.
We’ve reviewed the Celerio before so if you want to know about our opinions on its design, interior and features, please click here
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June 19, 2015 By Anand Mohan Photography: Preetam Bora
Maruti Celerio was launched as a replacement of A-star and though initial market response wasn’t very enthusiastic, the Celerio has now picked the pace and been selling in good numbers. The smart, urban, and compact design of this Maruti makes it ideal for the congested roads of our cities and thanks to the option of automated manual transmission (AMT), the Celerio is ultra-comfortable to steer too. The small footprints of the car don’t really reveals the cavernous space inside the cabin which is really a pleasant surprise; especially the large rear seat space is really admirable. In addition to AMT, Celerio is available with 5-speed manual transmission which sends the drive from 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder K-series 68PS/90Nm motor to the front wheels of the car. With a sticker price between Rs 4.16-5.35 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Celerio takes on the rivals like the Tata Tiago, Renault Kwid 1.0, Datsun Go among others.
Maruti Celerio Exterior and Interior
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio looks like a grown up version of the Alto 800 and there is a good reason for that. The Celerio is actually the next-gen Alto, sold as such in many international markets. As with many entry-level Maruti cars, the Celerio is understated so as to appeal to as many people as possible, which also means that it is not very exciting to look at. Highlights include the large headlamps, twin-slat chrome grille, chrome surround for the fog lamps housing, and a sculpted rear bumper.
The understated design continues on the inside too. Cost cutting measures like the integrated headrests on the front seats make the interior feel less inviting, but the rest of the design is good. Luggage space is compromised for a good passenger space, even taller rear passengers won't feel the pinch in the Celerio. Storage spaces around the cabin are not as many as the competition.
Maruti Celerio Specifications
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio is currently offered with only one engine: a 998cc, 3-cylinder petrol/CNG which develops 68PS of maximum power and 90Nm of torque. This engine can be paired with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automated manual transmission (AMT), the mileage figures for both are quite similar. The Celerio use to be offered with an ultra-efficient 793cc, 2-cylinder diesel engine too, but that has been discontinued due to issues with refinement.
Maruti Celerio Variants
Maruti Suzuki offers 14 variants of the Celerio in India. The base LXI is priced at Rs 4.03 lakh, while the top-of-the-line ZXI AMT (O) is priced at Rs 5.24 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. For those looking for the most cost-efficient variant, the VXI Green with CNG makes the most sense. The convenience of an AMT is offered from the LXI variant onwards, making it a very affordable option for the city. We recommend the LXI (O) AGS as it also gets safety features like dual front airbags and ABS.
Maruti Celerio Competitors
Tata Tiago: This is the newest car in this class and offers more features for the price without any compromise on space and quality. The Tiago has the best sound system in this segment and also gets smartphone-linked functions for the infotainment system. Petrol-AMT variants add to its appeal as a city-centric family hatchback.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR: More than half-a-decade old and the WagonR continues to go strong. It offers the best combination of space, mileage, reliability and cost in this segment with two different designs. Those not happy with the more sedate design of the 'blue-eyed-boy' WagonR can choose to buy the VXI+ variants which offer more style with features like projector headlamps and alloy wheels.
Datsun Go Plus: The Datsun Go Plus is the stretched version of the Go hatchback and offers the most space in this price range. It is also powered by a fun 1.2-litre engine, but the Go Plus suffers in terms of quality and safety.
The Celerio, though being the first car to introduce Indians to the concept of affordable automatic cars, has not been able to attract enough people, thanks to tough competition from better looking, better-equipped cars, priced lower and higher than it. It is not a bad car per se, but the multitude of options in the market don't help it stand out.
Recently Asked User Questions and FAQs about Maruti Celerio
User Questions and Answers
anil_prasad asked a question on 16 April 2018
Q.Performance of AMT modelsPerformance of AMT models
I am satisfied with my AMT Celerio.I am satisfied with my AMT Celerio.
answered by Dhruves_Chandra_Chakravarty on 19 April 2018
Ajju_G asked a question on 14 April 2018
Q.Is it available for tourist permit ?Is it available for tourist permit ?
Hi, Yes the car is available for Tourist permit as well. I have hired this car for daily commute. ThanksHi, Yes the car is available for Tourist permit as well. I have hired this car for daily commute. Thanks
answered by Nikhil Kalra on 19 April 2018
PARVEEZ_AHMAD_Dar asked a question on 14 April 2018
Q.What is the meaning of ABS system?What is the meaning of ABS system?
An anti-lock braking system or anti-skid braking system (ABS) is an automobile safety system that allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to maintain tractive contact with the road surface according to dAn anti-lock braking system or anti-skid braking system (ABS) is an automobile safety system that allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to maintain tractive contact with the road surface according to driver inputs while braking, preventing the wheels from locking up (ceasing rotation) and avoiding uncontrolled skidding. All the high valued cars have got ABS. It prevents lots of road accidents....Read More
answered by Dhruves_Chandra_Chakravarty on 16 April 2018
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